My coaching and training career began when I joined the Marine Corps. Years later my software development career began when I was hired to teach a guy how to program his computer. After a week, we determined that it was best for us to co-found a company around his idea. I learned that I had a knack for turning customer requirements into usable software and I spent the next 3 years building handicapping software for football and basketball. It was there that I learned the value of being a “Jack of all Trades, Master of Some”
Since then I've gone on to solving larger and larger problems in the Medical, Power, Banking and Defense industries, moving from developer, to architect to Scrum Master, to Scrum Coach and now DevOps Coach.
Probably the worst thing about Scrum and DevOps is how easy they are to do incorrectly. Having the experience of building software, and setting up systems so that software is promoted from one stage to the next with no human interaction I am placed to have the privilege of helping companies in their process of transforming their organizations.
My years in the United States Marine Corps and my decades as a developer allows me to coach from a unique viewpoint using pragmatic mission focused forward movement. This focus on mission based action shortens the time before a company sees the improved moral and decreased time to market that often comes with a successful adoption of Scrum and DevOps