I have been building agile software teams over the last 9 years primarily focused in the government contracting space. There are significant challenges in bridging across these environments due to the legacy processes and practices that have become entrenched. I have found that combining Scrum management practices with XP development practices and constant observing and adjusting we have created a environment that is satisfying for our customers and employees alike.
Agilex Technologies, VP, Software Engineering
August 2007 - Present, Chantilly, VA, United States
As a founding member of Agilex, I was determined to create an Engineering Practice that was based on the core agile and lean principles. Today, we execute all of our projects using Scrum as our management framework, 2 week sprints, etc. We leverage XP engineering practices (TDD, Pair Programming, Continuous Integration) as well. I have grown a team of over 150 engineers that all work within this type environment, delivering customer value across many federal agencies (DoD, VA, CDC, ONC, HHS, etc). I am currently taking this model and applying it across the other sectors within Agilex.