In 2005, Lowell founded The Oobeya Group, which helps organizations successfully spread the successful use of lean and agile techniques to all teams and functional areas. He designs and delivers custom transition engagements for businesses needing more effective practices. He has been involved in developing and deploying software products for over 27 years, having held roles from Software Developer, Test Lead, TQM Manager, Product Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and General Manager. He is among the early pioneers in Agile Software Development. In 1999, while a VP at Object Mentor, he worked with Bob Martin, Kent Beck, Ron Jeffries and Martin Fowler to develop the ultimate Agile learning experience, XP Immersion™. In 2002, Lowell designed and delivered the first commercially available course on the business practices of Agile Software Development.
Lowell continues to take on leadership roles in Agile-focused industry and community groups. He was the organizing chair of the first North American conference on Agile Software Development (XP/Agile Universe) in 2001, and program chair in 2004. He was instrumental in unifying the then two leading Agile conferences. He was the Business Theme Program Chair for Agile 2010. He is a co-founder and former director of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN). He has been a member of the Scrum Alliance since its inception and and served as its interim Managing Director in late 2009/early 2010.
Lowell is a Certified Scrum Trainer and an Innovation Games Trained Facilitator. He received is BS in Computer Science from Northwestern University and his MM from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is published in the Cutter IT Journal, the Auerbach IS Management Handbook (8th ed.), and various conference proceedings.