Scrum, XP, and Beyond
While specific business needs addressed from one development team to another vary, there are core challenges they share. To address these challenges many of us are seeking to increase our knowledge and understanding of lean-agile principles through personal hands-on experience gained from applying them in our software development processes.
Frank Vega is an IT/IS professional with 20+ years experience; the last seven as a software architect and lean-agile developer/team lead developing applications that perform structural analysis of engineered wood products used in constructing residential homes. Prior to that were six years as an independent self-employed contractor providing custom application development support to clients in the environmental, engineering, telecommunications, cable, and computer-based training fields.
His passion for learning has been focused over the last six years developing a solid understanding of lean principles and knowledge-based product development along with kanban (queuing systems) software development, agile processes, and eXtreme programming (XP) practices utilizing pattern-oriented software architectures and domain-driven and object-oriented designs. He is a member of the Lean Software Systems Consortium and active in his local Agile-Denver group, International Association of Software Architects (IASA) Denver Chapter, and Denver Visual Studio .Net User Group. See his LinkedIn profile for latest information.