location_on United States
Member since 3 years
It was in 2007 that I first heard Agile product development presented at a developer’s conference. I had already been a product owner of a failed development project and realized that Agile would have probably prevented my product from failing. I introduced myself to the speaker. A few months later, I was working with him in an Agile company as a consultant. I found Agile to be a natural fit for how I actually lived my life and how I believed the world worked. The decisions I made in the present were always genuinely my decisions even though I made those decisions within various constraints and influences. I immediately saw the power of integrity hidden in the servant leadership role of the ScrumMaster and the wisdom of empowering teams to make their own decisions and commitments.
In 2013 I began working as a consultant for the Department of Defense. There is no place on Earth with a more command and control approach to product management combined with a fear of uncertainty than the DoD. I was part of a small group of Agilists implementing Agile/Scrum in various commands of the DoD.