Michael Tardiff spent decades as a technical writer and product manager, writing excellent documents that no one read. As the new millennium dawned, his life became measurably and sustainably better when he encountered XP and Scrum. Today, he works with software delivery teams in organizations that want to get better results, and delights in “hearing development happen” as teams collaborate, pair-program, and remove impediments.
Michael tweets (@mjt) and blogs (FeelingAgile.com) on a variety of topics, serves on the board of Agile Open Northwest, helped found the Greater Seattle-area user group Beyond Agile, co-hosted "The Agile Coach" podcast (available on iTunes), and sails the waters north of Seattle.
SolutionsIQ, Agile consultant and trainer
December 2007 - Present, Redmond, WA, United States
ScrumMaster, product owner, agile coach, consultant, and trainer for SolutionsIQ and dozens of client companies, teams, and individuals throughout North America.
Whitepages.com, senior program manager
May 2005 - June 2007, Seattle, WA, United States
Helped existing team use Scrum to deliver continual improvements to a business-to-business web site.