December 9, 2016
David teaches and coaches continuous learning with product discovery and product delivery. His style is non-dogmatic and pragmatic. Getting to know a project community allows him to seed self-discovery and product ownership and avoid falling into the expert trap of simply telling people what they “should do”.
Sanjiv Augustine is the president of LitheSpeed, an agile consulting, training, and product development company. With 25+ years in the industry, Sanjiv has managed agile projects from five to more than 100 people, trained thousands of agile practitioners through workshops and conference presentations, and coached numerous project teams. As a leading proponent of Agile in the management space, he has served as a trusted advisor to executives and management at leading firms.
Phillip Manketo is Eliassen Group’s Mid-Atlantic Delivery Lead and a Senior Agile Consultant. He is a multi-disciplined Agile practitioner with a proven track record of leveraging Agile practices to consistently deliver exceptional results at scale on behalf of Fortune 500 clients, Start-ups and Federal Government entities.
With over 20 years of experience in the development and marketing of both packaged and service-based offerings, Paul has significantly contributed to a number of successful high-growth technology and consumer-facing companies.
Esra leads a team of pricing experts, industry advisors, and analysts providing go-to-market solutions for new products, services, software, SaaS, IoT, and technology solutions.
Jeremy Kriegel has been designing great user experiences (UX) for almost 20 years. Just as we need to understand the needs and context of users to craft a design solution, Jeremy believes that success also requires us to look at the business context to craft an appropriate design process.
A product coach at DevJam, Anne will be talking on Building the Wrong Thing Faster: Two Delivery Successes That Led to Product Failure. She’ll share the story of two product development efforts that were wildly successful in terms of delivery but were failures in the market.
As a founder of nuCognitive LLC, Ray Arell is one of the company’s principal consultants and coaches. His 30+ year career has been dedicated to building great teams, communities, and products.
Dennis Ehle is a pioneer and thought leader in continuous delivery automation and agile delivery methodologies. Dennis is passionate about helping agile teams dramatically reduce the transaction cost associated with delivering incremental change. Prior to joining VersionOne as VP of DevOps Strategy, Dennis led the creation of ClearCode Labs to help organizations continuously deliver high-quality software releases more frequently by merging proven methodologies with empowering tools and technology.
Jeff has been leading teams for nearly two decades with companies such as John Deere, FTD, and Constellation Software. In his various leadership roles, Jeff has used questions to create a binding element within his teams, which has built more authentic relationships. As author of the book, Group Glue, Jeff brings stories and experiences of how these “question experiences” can evolve your team from “tolerate” to “collaborate”. Jeff’s latest adventure is with VersionOne as the Director of Support Services.
With a career in Information Technology that has surpassed drinking age, Matt has wore one too many hats in roles from Systems Analyst to Programmer to IT Manager to Programmer to Sr. Director. He likes being creative and learning new things. Matt’s passion has been working with product delivery teams to develop into their own identity and build valuable solutions by making great, innovative software. Matt has been applying Lean / Agile ideas for a long time and leveraging their underlying practices with the right combination of pragmatism and conviction. At the end of the day, Matt believes in integrity, hard work, trial-and-error, people, and faith.