Quentin Gilbert, 18 years of software engineering experience, [too] much of it doing tedious traditional style engineering and project management! Enough!! Now it's time to do products and teaming right, without the pain. There is a better, fun way that provides real value to stakeholers early and often. With applied knowledge based on what truly works and continual adaptation, you too can have fun with the systems you work on and the people you work.
As an Agilist, I hold 2 certifications, Scrum Master (CSM) and Scrum Practitioner (CSP). As a Product Owner, I'm embedded with a Scrum team that has worked continuously for years without the same fate of traditional projects. I offer a 1-hour "how-to Scrum" presentation and coach teams that are considering Agile adoption. If you just want to know a better way to work together, I promise the discussion will be valuable.
Rather than being stuck in traffic and more importantly, to contribute to our professional community, I host the monthly Agile Leadership Network (DC-Chapter) and the Capital Area DotNet User Group meetings in Vienna, Va. ALN is a business networking group that addresses best practices for Agile teaming and adoption, with emphasis on Scrum, Kanban and XP. If you're not on this band-wagon yet, you should be since these practices provide the best path to success and real value. On the tech-side, CapArea.Net is a technical user group that invites you to learn all you can about Microsoft.Net. While you may have to watch screens of programming logic, you'll enjoy learning new technologies for the Web and Mobile applications.
AT&T Government Solutions,
June 2006 - Present, , United States
At AT&T Government Solutions (AGS), I'm embedded with an Agile engineering team as Product Owner and architect of the Insights Workflow Portal project, a collection of enterprise applications that manage corporate workflow and integrate corporate services. We do it all with Scrum and daily standup meetings, where open communication and commitment to the effort is paramount.