Quentin Gilbert, 18 years of software engineering experience, [too] much of it doing tedious traditional style engineering and project management! Enough!! Now it's time to do products and teaming right, without the pain. There is a better, fun way that provides real value to stakeholers early and often. With applied knowledge based on what truly works and continual adaptation, you too can have fun with the systems you work on and the people you work with.
As an Agilist, I'm a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). As a Product Owner, I'm embedded with a Scrum team that has worked continuously for years without the same fate of traditional projects. I offer a 1-hour "how-to Scrum" presentation and coach teams that are considering Agile adoption. If you just want to know a better way to work together, I promise the discussion will be valuable.
Rather than being stuck in traffic and more importantly, to contribute to our professional community, I host the monthly Agile Leadership Network (DC-Chapter) and the Capital Area (CapArea) DotNet User Group meetings in Vienna, Va. ALN is a business networking group that addresses best practices for Agile teaming and adoption, with emphasis on Scrum. If you're not on this band-wagon yet, you should be since these practices provide the best path to early success and that's what counts in our complex world. On the tech-side, CapArea.Net is a technical user group that invites you to learn all you can about Microsoft.Net. While you may have to watch screens of programming logic, you'll enjoy learning new technologies for the Web and Mobile applications.