Jon Kern, one of the original co-authors of the Agile Manifesto for Software Development, reveals what agile means to him, shedding light on the main tenets of the manifesto. There is a great deal of agile in name only, or fake agile out there.
Jon will describe the importance of developing an agile mindset. Being agile requires continuous vigilance and constant partial attention. Jon maintains agile is hard to do well!
Mostly, Jon loves the “Ask Me Anything” live Q&A sessions. Jon loves giving perfect answers to your most burning questions! LOL.
Jon, a co-author of the Agile Manifesto, is passionate about helping clients succeed in delivering business value through software. He works with (typically distributed) teams to articulate, design, architect, and deliver software that solves challenging business problems. Jon has a significant impact on the projects he works on. Projects routinely see high-quality solutions in less time, and …
Jon, a co-author of the Agile Manifesto, is passionate about helping clients succeed in delivering business value through software. He works with (typically distributed) teams to articulate, design, architect, and deliver software that solves challenging business problems. Jon has a significant impact on the projects he works on. Projects routinely see high-quality solutions in less time, and leave the local team mentored on object-oriented and agile techniques, and excited. (Often more valuable than the technical improvements ;-)
Jon also enjoys speaking and evangelizing about being agile at conferences around the world.
Jon has a knack for taking the long view, seeing the big picture—yet knowing the details, and driving business success at every turn. Folks interested in truly establishing a best of breed solution, an enduring sense of quality and process, a desire to deliver business value without the BS, and having fun while doing it, love Jon.
His varied career has spanned jet engine R&D, flight simulators, to being an object-oriented and lightweight process evangelist through the 90s, authoring books with Peter Coad, helping to form TogetherSoft, and his work co-authoring the Agile Manifesto for Software Development in 2001. Colleagues & clients alike credit Jon with much of the stellar success that TogetherSoft enjoyed with the UML modeling/IDE product and with the professional mentor group he formed.
Jon seeks better ways for teams to accomplish their goals from the perspectives of people, process, and technology. Jon likes to help teams build an environment that enables effective practices, solid architecture, agile development, quality-by-design (not accident), and laser-like focus on delivering business value through the strategic use of s/w development.
Specialties: agile development, agile coach, domain modeling, architectural solutions that meet business needs, leading distributed teams, highly varied domain expertise, leadership by example.
Co-author Agile Manifesto. Co-author Java Design.
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