Most of my career has been in the defense industry where I worked for Raytheon Missile Systems from 1998 to 2016. I've worked for Raytheon the entire time while the majority of the time was in Tucson. My Agile journey began after 10 years at Raytheon when I was offered a management job. I was able to implement scrum with my team.
Since then, my experience has included mainly consulting within the company with regards to Agile techniques. I spent two years consulting on Scrum, Continuous Integration, and structured reuse. Following that assignment, I worked on Scaling Agile to a large program that employs over 250 engineers and over 40 teams. In this assignment, we apply the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and I act as the Release Train Engineer. I am constantly learning new things and there is never a dull day. Of particular interest is our application of Scrum to the hardware and mechanical realm in my last assignment.
Currently, I work for Verizon Telematics where I have been asked to transform the organization to an Agile mindset. I work with other Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, managers, and team members to help them in their Agile journey.
I have a bachelor's in Electronics Engineering Technology from Brigham Young University.
Articles I've written
Are We There Yet?
Anyone who has taken a long trip with children knows that there is more truth than cliché to the quip, "Are we there yet?"
Hitting the Business Bottom Line
Why are agilists so passionate?
Agile's Silver Bullet
Anyone who tells you that Agile magically solves all problems is selling empty promises. Here's what it does do, instead.
It All Has to Be Done
We’ve all heard it after asking for prioritization of work items as defined in a product backlog: “It all has to be done.”
In the Name of Agile
There is nothing inherently wrong with pushing for change, but using Agile as a catchall reason for change will cause ambivalence at best and mistrust at worst.