Bennett Barouch

  

Principal, BJ Barouch Consulting

Location: San Francisco Bay Area


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

I am available to work with companies on the transition to Scrum, or fixing an existing adoption when it is not yielding desired results, or in the on-going use of Scrum.

As a vice president of engineering in several startup and mature software companies, high transaction volume, big data, high availability SaaS / cloud systems have been a key theme in my experience leading software product development. These features are now central to almost all software systems. Having someone focused on facilitating and measuring progress who understands the technical work can be very powerful.

I have found Scrum a particularly good agile methodology for getting the inter-disciplinar team working well together, and have been certified both as a Scrum Master and as a Product Owner. Tooling aside, producing that synergy mostly has to do with getting business folks to understand what engineering can accomplish, and how to best communicate with them, and getting engineering to understand why it is important to accomplish what business identified, and how to be predictable in delivery.

I have been involved in software product development process since my days at Cadence when I founded a group focused on this with a charrter spanning the whole company.

Work experience

BJ Barouch Consulting, Principal
October 2010 - Present, San Francisco, CA, United States
I am available to work with companies on the transition to Scrum, or fixing an existing adoption when it is not yielding desired results, or in the on-going use of Scrum. As a vice president of engineering in several startup and mature software companies, high transaction volume, big data, high availability SaaS / cloud systems have been a key theme in my experience leading software product development. These features are now central to almost all software systems. Having someone focused on facilitating and measuring progress who understands the technical work can be very powerful. I have found Scrum a particularly good agile methodology for getting the inter-disciplinar team working well together, and have been certified both as a Scrum Master and as a Product Owner. Tooling aside, producing that synergy mostly has to do with getting business folks to understand what engineering can accomplish, and how to best communicate with them, and getting engineering to understand why it is important to accomplish what business identified, and how to be predictable in delivery. I have been involved in software product development process since my days at Cadence when I founded a group focused on this with a charrter spanning the whole company.