Dan has more than 28 years experience in software engineering and architecture, user experience design and research, personalization, optimization, and statistics. He coaches individuals, teams, and enterprises, and is particularly interested in helping whole companies deliver more value faster. He has trained more than 1,000 people in Scrum, Agile, and Lean Startup techniques.
Mark is an internationally renowned business leader, entrepreneur, consultant, best-selling author, and professor. He has helped companies and governments around the world to choose, adopt, roll out, and measure the impact of new technologies. He has become one of the world’s leading experts on how businesses and their leaders can leverage key technology trends to drive a competitive advantage.
Conscient Consulting Group helps organizations implement Scrum in all areas of operation. With offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the team is proficient in observing your needs and fine-tuning their methods to ensure your successful adoption of Agile practices.
The Washington Technology Industry Association is a technology trade association that represents industry-leading technology companies and leaders who share a singular mission: to help Washington state technology innovators succeed.
VersionOne is a leading provider of project planning and management tools designed specifically for Agile software development. Together, VersionOne and SolutionsIQ offer a comprehensive solution for large scale software development and IT organizations who seek to broadly adopt Agile methods.
Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. Rally's platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by closely aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes.
CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company with a deep expertise across all IT environments—from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. Solutions from CA Technologies enable customers to manage and secure IT environments and deliver more flexible IT services to the business faster.
Solutions from CA Technologies are the critical foundation for helping customers gain deep insight into and exceptional control over their complex, mixed IT environments. Our solutions enable customers to support changing business models at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources, and flexibly deliver IT services in the manner that best serves business needs.
To learn more about CA and its products, please visit their website.
The Scrum Training Institute (STI) is a global provider of certified Scrum training and consulting. Founded by Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, and leading international Agile experts Gabrielle Benefield, Pete Deemer and Jens Østergaard, STI provides a comprehensive solution for companies seeking high-impact results from Scrum and Agile development.
STI offers a full spectrum of training and advisory services to transform your organization, projects, and teams. In collaboration with partners like SolutionsIQ we provide training tailored to your specific needs, ranging from industry-standard Certified ScrumMaster course to specialized workshops for team-members, managers and the executive team in topics such as CMMI, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean, Agile user stories and offshore development. Our consultants can also support the planning and implementation of your Agile adoption. Through team facilitation, real-time feedback, professional mentoring and management consulting, STI works with your teams to guide successful Agile practices.
Please visit their website to learn more.
Esther Derby, founder and CEO of Esther Derby Associates, Inc., works with individuals, teams, and managers to improve their ability to deliver valuable software. Esther is recognized as a leader in the human-side of software development, including management, systems-thinking, organizational change, collaboration, team building, facilitation and retrospectives. Her clients include small niche firms, mid-size companies and Fortune 500 companies. She's worked in financial services, insurance, health care and manufacturing as well as in product and software-as-a-service companies.
For more information, please visit Esther's website.
FutureWorks Consulting solves the puzzles that emerge from the complex interrelationships between people, technology, processes, practices, and the marketplace. They partner with companies and individuals to define the path toward their best work climate and highest performance. Together they design plans for turning Agile visions into reality.
Pivotal Product Management helps companies in all industries bring products to market more profitably. Through Pivotal PM’s award-winning, experience-based product management training and consulting services, companies can acquire and apply best practices in real-world product management for improved product success rates. Founders Mara Krieps and Linda Merrick are recognized leaders in the burgeoning Northwest technology industry. As practicing product managers, they continue to build upon their 40+ years’ combined experience, working on client projects in a variety of industries.
For more information, please visit their website.
Renaissance Software Consulting is dedicated to helping individuals and teams build better software. We specialize in the technical practices of agile and are known for our application of Agile, TDD, and Extreme Programming to embedded software.