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Evelyn

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Member since:

May 21, 2012

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What do you hope to get out of Silicon Valley ALN?

I hope to meet other people that are passionate about agile from a broad spectrum of experiential backgrounds in the spirit of mutual respect and learning. I find that cross-pollination and cross-fertilization tends to be where new approaches and ideas come from.

What talent, experience and perspective are you willing to contribute to Silicon Valley ALN?

Early advocate of agile development internally as a CTO of a startup and in community, including organizing a Summit on topic in 2002. Involved with the "agile roundtable" hosted monthly by Alistair Cockburn in 1999-2002. (In the interim, I've mostly been working in marketing, rather than more directly in product development--but have kept the agile mindset front and center.) Currently, I am investigating an incubator/accelerator program for arts/culture making tech entrepreneurs, and in that endeavor wish to share agile methods of participatory and iterative customer-based development. I bring the perspective of recalling just how we persuaded doubters/skeptics that were used to known waterfall methods and rigid project launch plans to the agile table. (And just how hard that was since it was 'new'.) I also bring the perspective of nearly always wishing to push the edge of innovation and asking, what's next and how can the current methods evolve further.

Who are your greatest lean-agile mentors and gurus?

I'd have to credit the two folks that introduced me to Agile in the first place--and in person, and over many discussions--Alistair Cockburn and Jim Highsmith whom were both instigators of the Agile Manifesto, http://agilemanifesto.org/history.html

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Early advocate of agile development internally as a CTO of a startup and in community, including organizing a Summit on topic in 2002. Involved with the "agile roundtable" hosted monthly by Alistair Cockburn in[masked]


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