James Waletzky is a partner at Crosslake Technologies with over 15 years of experience in the software industry. He is passionate about improving the performance of software development teams and coaching engineers and on how to realize their full potential, improving the quality of their products while still delivering on time. James has spent many years leading engineering teams with a focus on agile development (such as Scrum), while ensuring his roles keep him close to the code and as hands-on as possible. Previously with Microsoft, and now with Crosslake, he regularly delivers on his passion by helping companies of all sizes improve their engineering effectiveness and enhance business value through assessing issues, recommending and implementing solutions, and coaching.
Crosslake Technologies, Partner
April 2012 - Present, Snoqualmie, WA, United States
Crosslake focuses on improving software development teams enhancing their effectiveness, on-time delivery, and business value.
Microsoft, Development Leader
May 2001 - April 2012, Redmond, WA, United States
Various development leadership roles, including Content Management Server, Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Phone, and most recently, Xbox. Also spent 3 years in Engineering Excellence holistically focusing on engineering teams across the company to train them in Agile methods and other engineering practices, and improve effectiveness.