Since 1983, I have participated as a developer, tester, project manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner, and development manager on projects. I am a pragmatist, and I was very frustrated with traditional PM roles before I was introduced to Agile and Scrum. It has been very invigorating to me to work with great people to implement new software early and often. I continue to look for opportunities to integrate other techniques such as TOC, Kanban, and Lean, as well as new technology like Groovy/Grails, mobile apps, non-SQL data. I am working to expand my spheres of influence to DevOps and Project Portfolio management.