Kent McDonald

Kent McDonald

Writer and Product Manager
location_on United States

Member since 6 years


Kent McDonald

Specialises In (based on submitted proposals)
agile-mindset product-owner product-ownership lean-product-discovery shared-understanding decision-making outcome-over-output measuring-outcome leadership

Kent J. McDonald helps teams discover the right thing to deliver.  His more than 20 years of experience include work in business analysis, strategy formulation and execution, project management, and product development in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, nonprofit, and automotive. He shares practical ideas for effective analysis and product ownership at and practices those ideas as Content Curator/Product Owner for the Agile Alliance. 

Kent is author of Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset and co-author of Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility.

Kent has led through influence as a co-founder and former Board President of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), and Board President of the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  He was Conference Chair for the Agile2013 conference and also chaired the 2009 Iowa Business Analyst Development Day. He has also been on the organizing committee for the Agile 2008, Agile 2009, and Agile 2011 Conferences and is part of the team that organizes dsmAgile.

 Kent has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Kent State University.