: We understand that the key to the success of any development project is the delivery result that not only meets the intended purpose but also exceeds expectations.
will lead the workshop and impart his experiences and knowledge on the industry demonstrated methodology – Agile
Jon is passionate about helping clients succeed in delivering business value through software. He works with teams to articulate, design, architect, and deliver software that solve challenging business problems. From training and mentoring teams, to helping provide solutions, and all points in between, Jon routinely has significant impact on the projects he works on. Either working with the client’s team, or pulling together a team of experts from around the world—Jon creates a quick-hit ability to solve problems and deliver results. Projects routinely see high quality solutions in less time, and leave the local team mentored on object-oriented and agile techniques, and excited. Often, (more valuable than the technical improvements) Jon has a knack for taking the long view, seeing the big picture—yet knowing the details, and driving business success at every turn.
With Jon’s varied background and experience at delivering solid results to get products built and delivered, it is not easy to “pigeon-hole” his set of relevant skills. Jon has delivered “desktop” products (e.g., TogetherSoft ControlCenter selling at $56M per year) and numerous web applications (e.g., Insurance Agent quotation portal; Preplanning system for First Responders (fire fighters, police); Doctor notification system for patient hospitalizations, Custom Color Matching system (with ERP and MES flavors) for major global paint manufacturer).
In most engagements, Jon works with teams new to doing agile – or doing agile in name only! Jon will work with the team/organization to establish sound methodologies and practices that deliver business value in a very visible way. Since every culture is unique, there is no “one size fits all” methodology. To use an American football analogy, Jon doesn't’t coach from the sidelines; he’s more like the quarterback, out on the field to help the team score, and leading in the locker room to help improve everybody’s game (especially his own).
One of the more challenging aspects of today’s software development landscape is the use of distributed teams. Since Jon has been doing this sort of development since 2000, he has honed a combination of skills, tools, and methodologies to make it work across the world, or across the office (often not that much different in terms of challenges).