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Geri Winters


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Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP)
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United States
Wyyzzk, Inc.
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About me
* 1991-1997 - Rational Software, Tech Support, Technical Representative
* 1997-2011 - Trained and coached many, many teams on RUP, OOAD, Software Architecture. Long engagements included Safeway (2 years), Federal Reserve (4 months), BCBSNC (1.5 years), Nile Basin Initiative of the United Nations/World Bank (3 years).
* 1998, 2001 - Applying Use Cases: A Practical Guide is published. Outlines a lightweight RUP that has been used by many Agile teams to guide software delivery. Also in use by many universities in project management classes.
* May-August 2009 coached first Scrum Team, BCBSNC, Durham, NC
* February 2012-July 2014 - led Agile/Scrum implementation at USAA - 600 onshore developers, San Antonio and Plano, TX
* September - November 2014 - Agile assessment and guidance for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Atlanta, GA
* September - November 2015 - Agile assessment and guidance for new organization at USAA, San Antonio, TX
* January 2016-present - coaching many Agile teams and created materials to support DevOps coaching for SDE at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland and Pleasanton, CA
* December 2016 - Publication of "Why Agile is Failing at Large Companies (and what you can do so it won't fail at yours)", an analysis of the impact of Agile on non-IT parts of the company.
* August 2017 - Publication of the "21 Productivity Hacks" series
* April 2018 - Publication of "Do We Need Managers?: Investigating Management's Role in the Information Age"
Group participation
  • DADay 2018
  • DA-Unconference 2019

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