Christopher Prichard

  

Chief Technology Officer, Thermopylae Sciences and Technology

Location: Arlington, VA

703-850-2736

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Washington DC Scrum User Group

Biography

Chris Prichard

Experienced engineering manager with an exclusive focus on Agile Methodologies for the last three years. Led enterprise scale projects and successfully released multiple web applications utilizing Agile development methodologies. Built out core teams and the necessary development infrastructure to support a continuous delivery environment. Experienced in implementing Agile methodologies for various sized organizations and ensuring proper stakeholder visibility into project status. Comfortable working with teams delivering Java or Ruby on Rails based applications. Committed to Open Source technologies.

Primary technical background is in Information Architecture, User Interface, User Experience and Interaction Design. Proficient in designing and delivering both low and high fidelity prototypes of user interface, page elements and expected system interactions. Expertise with presentation tier technologies including XHTML (and variants), Javascript, and CSS. Have also designed and overseen usability tests, including user experience, user task analysis, and general usability studies.

Recent experience includes delivering Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), Web Services (SOAP, REST, XML-RPC, JSON), and Enterprise Messaging Systems (JMS based) to back enterprise and web application deployments. Led a team implementing a SOA built on the industry's first multi-tenant Enterprise Services Bus that supports millions of web service calls per day between disparate applications and protocols (REST to SOAP). Project was delivered entirely utilizing a Scrum based Agile methodology based on 3 month release cycles, 2 week time-boxed iterations and daily standups. Designed the User Interfaces for all customer facing applications on top of that architecture.