LeSS Talks: Conversation With Agile Manifesto Co-Creator – Jon Kern

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Hear how Agile Manifesto Co-Author Jon Kern approaches software development. Jon will discuss the foundations he considers to be necessary for producing a successful software product. He will also touch on what he has recently discovered as a missing piece to his practice of helping teams become high-performing.

Jon Kern – Senior Agile Consultant – Co-author Agile Manifesto
Jon has been a leading proponent of agile methodologies since first publishing his lightweight methodology in 1997. As part of the February 2001 gathering atop Snowbird Resort, Utah, Jon was one of the original co-authors of the Agile Manifesto for Software Development (www.agilemanifesto.org).
Jon is passionate about helping teams succeed in delivering business value through software and technology. He helps teams articulate, design, architect, and deliver software that solves challenging business problems. From training and mentoring teams to helping provide visionary solutions, and all points in between, Jon routinely has a significant impact on the teams he works with, creating a quick-hit ability to solve problems and deliver results. Projects routinely see high-quality, innovative solutions in less time; and leave the local team mentored on object-oriented and agile techniques, and excited. Jon has a knack for taking the long view, seeing the big picture—yet knowing the details, and driving business success at every turn.
Organizations that are interested in truly establishing a best-of-breed lean/agile culture focused on delivering business value – and having fun while doing it – love working with Jon. His no-nonsense, pragmatic, holistic approach is a breath of fresh air for many.
On the side, Jon Kern has been developing a SaaS product web app for Firefighters since 2006 (early version J2EE, now in Rails). He gets to practice all the fun agile stuff, delighting customers; yet not having layers of management to complain that he’s too slow at delivering features, LOL.
Jon is a generalizing specialist:

  • SaaS app development
  • Mentoring teams
  • Object modeling
  • Architecture
  • Running teams
  • BDD & TDD
  • Ruby, Java, C++, C
  • Rails, J2EE

Contact Jon Kern directly at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonkern/

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