After a ten-year stint as a programmer, Dean Leffingwell spent four decades building companies designed to help software teams and customers meet their goals. As an entrepreneur, CEO, methodologist, author, coach, and willing critics’ foil, he has encountered nearly every trending development method, management philosophy, and business strategy. During this session, Dean will share some of his most memorable career experiences (highlights and lowlights), as well as lessons learned from this accumulation of knowledge that he is still trying to make sense of.
At the core of this presentation will be his perspective on the Agile Manifesto, and how it continues to significantly influence his work in applying Lean-Agile methods at enterprise scale with SAFe
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.
His two best-selling books, Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise, and Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises, form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile practices and principles. Founder of several successful startups, including Requisite, Inc., makers of RequisitePro (acquired by Rational), Mr. Leffingwell also served as Chief Methodologist to Rally Software, and prior to that, as a Sr. Vice President at Rational Software (now part of IBM). He currently serves as Chief Methodologist to Scaled Agile, Inc., which he co-founded in 2011.