ALM Chicago
Presented By Centare Group - Agile Software Development

2012 ALM Chicago

  • Dave West

    Dave works with Application Development & Delivery professionals. He is a leading expert on software development process, Agile development, Lean thinking, process improvement, project management, and requirements management.

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  • Ken Schwaber

    Ken Schwaber co-developed the Scrum process with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s to help organizations struggling with complex development projects. One of the signatories to the Agile Manifesto in 2001, he subsequently founded the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance.

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  • Miki Konno

    Miki Konno is a senior user experience researcher on the Developer Division (DevDiv) UX team. She holds advanced degrees in Human Factors Engineering and Organizational Psychology, and she has been in technology industry for last 16 years.

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  • Venkatesh Rao

    Venkatesh Rao is a consultant, independent researcher and the author of Tempo, a book on narrative-driven decision-making. He blogs at ribbonfarm.com and writes regularly for Forbes and Information Week.

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  • Benjamin Day

    Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software best practices using Microsoft's tools. Ben's main areas of emphasis include Team Foundation Server, Scrum, software testing, and software architecture.

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  • Matt Nunn

    Matt Nunn is a Sr. Product Manager with the developer tools marketing team in the US BMO where he focuses on driving development of custom solutions across the broad range of Microsoft technologies.

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  • Scott Herman

    Scott Herman is the Director, Product Development at Johnson Controls. With 20 years of software product development experience.

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  • Chad Albrecht

    For the last 20 years, Chad has been a successful executive, consultant, developer, coach and trainer. Working with dynamic organizations around the world in diverse industries has grown Chad into a strong believer in Agile ALM techniques and the Kaizen corporate culture.

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  • Gail Swanson

    Gail Swanson is a Sr. User Experience Consultant at Centare. She has been designing innovative and engaging experiences for a variety of corporations since 2000.

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  • Mike Schimmel

    Mike Schimmel is a solution architect with Microsoft where specific duties include: (1) Application Lifecycle Management with Agile Methods; (2) Enrichment of VSTS/TFS Users with Process Improvement and Configuration; (3) Application of Process and Technology Best Practices for Microsoft customers.

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