David J Anderson
President, David J. Anderson & Associates Management Consulting
David J. Anderson leads a management consulting firm focused on improving performance of technology companies. He has many years management experience leading teams on agile software development projects. David was a founder of the agile movement through his involvement in the creation of Feature Driven Development. He was also a founder of the APLN, a non-profit dedicated to improving management and leadership in technology companies. Recently David has been focusing his attention on business agility and enterprise scale agile software transitions through a synergy of the CMMI model for organizational maturity with Agile and Lean methods. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President of Product Development, Borland Software
As vice president of product development, Chuck Maples leads Borland’s engineering organization in the delivery of Borland's broad Open ALM product portfolio and also serves as the executive champion of Borland's Agile transformation. Maples is a 25 year veteran of the software industry and has held a variety of executive positions with several industry leaders, including BMC Software, Dell, and Vignette Software.
Author and Co-Founder of Poppendieck LLC
Mary Poppendieck, co-founder of Poppendieck LLC, is an industry consultant who specializes in lean software development. She began her career as a process control programmer and later went on to manage an IT department as well as product development. She has authored "Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit" and "Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash" and continues to share her fresh perspectives in her workshops, lectures, and speaking engagements.
Ken Schwaber is a Scrum Evangelist. He is a signatory to the Agile Manifesto and founded the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. He is currently President of the Scrum Alliance. Ken has been in software and product development for over 30 years, from bottle washer to cook. He currently lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife. He has written three books on Scrum.