Bruce Winegarden specializes in helping organizations improve their software and systems development with pragmatic adaptation and adoption of both Agile and Lean practices. He recently completed an engagement as Director of Agile Program Management Office at Vertafore where he guided enterprise scale agile adoption using Scrum to achieve unprecedented visibility into costs, quality, and schedule for dozens of concurrent product development projects. Bruce’s agile evangelism began in 2000 at Product Sight, where he led an extreme programming team who developed enterprise web applications. Since then he has coached, guided, and championed adoption of agile software development methods as a consultant and as an executive.
Eagel Eye View, Lean-Agile Consultant
March 2007 - Present, Sammamish, WA, United States
Bruce delivers Agile consulting, analysis, coaching and training. He is a popular speaker at user groups including Scrum Gathering 2011 and Agile 2009.
Bruce coached a startup software company on Lean-Agile business plan, prioritized product backlog, and iterative contract development to quickly prove market assumptions following a Lean Startup model. He has also completed several projects using using UML to feed scenarios for Agile teams following Domain Driven Design.
Vertafore, Director, Agile Program Management Office
October 2009 - March 2012, Bothell, WA, United States
Responsible for success of large scale Scrum adoption that expanded over two years from a handful of pioneering teams to become the standard development approach across a 300+ product development group with over 35 Scrum teams. Scrum visibility and transparency enabled the Agile Program Management Office to track the development progress for 25 products across 8 geographic locations.
Centric Software, Agile Coach, Product Owner
December 2005 - June 2007, Campbell, CA, United States
Bruce was Product Owner / program manager for consumer electronics and Global Product Sourcing software applications. He guided and coached Centric’s adoption of Scrum and agile software development practices across four sites and six Scrum teams. He also performed business development activities including advancing the IBM partner relationship to achieve “Ready for SOA” partner status.
Product Sight, Founder / Agile Leader
May 2000 - December 2005, Bellevue, WA, United States
Bruce was a startup phase innovator in applying agile development including Scrum and extreme programming practices in combination with UML domain modeling to develop J2EE applications with web services federation capabilities.