An Executive Q&A on Agile Transformation

  • August 22, 2012 · 5:45 PM
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Steve Cover has led several agile transformations at companies around Atlanta and is going to come and share his insights around what makes agile work, what leads to a successful transformation, and how you can talk to your executives about the merits of agile. Steve told me that he'd like this to be a very interactive session so bring your questions and be prepared to learn a ton. VersionOne is sponsoring us this month... thanks VersionOne!

Steve Cover joined Rainmaker in 2011 and serves as the Company’s Vice President of Technology and Development. In this role, he leads the Product Development and IT organizations. While at Rainmaker, he has successfully transitioned the organization to Scrum while also leading the creation of 3 new products to augment the existing portfolio. Prior to joining Rainmaker, Steve Cover was Vice President of Research and Development for the Peachtree Accounting organization at Sage. While in this role, his teams shipped award winning products and received the Global Sage Innovation Award for delivering tools to provide an extraordinary customer experience. Before joining Sage Software, Steve spent eleven years working for Microsoft in various management and product development roles. He worked on many products including Windows Mobile, Microsoft PhotoDraw, Microsoft Image Composer, and SoftImage Digital Studio. His last few years at Microsoft were leading the Office Mobile development organization. During his time at Microsoft, Steve co-authored 6 technology patents and shipped 10 products. Steve is a graduate of Furman University with a BS in Computer Science and from Georgia Tech with an MS in Computer Graphics.

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  • Lynne

    Wow - wish I hadn't moissed this one. Are the slides posted?

    Any chance on future meetups being taped & YouTubed?

    September 18, 2012

  • Steve C.

    I will be posting the slides in the coming days. Unfortunately there is not a lot of text in them, so the reading will be pretty light. I put some of my comments in the notes fields, but since we spent a lot of time in discussion that will be missing.

    August 23, 2012

    • Alalia L.

      awww now I really hate I missed this meeting :-(

      August 23, 2012

  • Doug B.

    Covered some subtle points I had not considered. Thanks Steve and Mike.

    August 23, 2012

  • Alalia L.

    I am so sad I missed this. Will they be sharing the slides? I look forward to reading up on what I missed. I will be at the next one.

    August 23, 2012

  • John A.

    Hi Steve great presentation, if you can share the slides I would appreciate it.

    August 23, 2012

    • Sree v.

      Glad to have found the group and meet you all. It was a nice presentation, Steve.

      August 23, 2012

  • Vladimir Z.

    Excellent. Unique new prospective.

    August 23, 2012

  • Ken R.

    A great presentation and Q&A. It is interesting to get an executive perspective on Agile Development.

    August 22, 2012

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