Aligned Technology sponsored the last Silicon Valley SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certification course August 20-23, 2013.
Aligned Technology cosponsored the March SVALN meeting with Dean Leffingwell. Watch the video here:
Aligned Technology was founded with the sole intention of providing our clients with the value added services needed to design, implement, and maintain agile practices throughout the organization; ultimately transforming companies to better meet their strategic goals and objectives.
When it comes to implementing agile techniques, we first take a holistic approach to identifying the systemic problems that may be currently inhibiting your productivity or quality, as these problems will only be amplified once you move to a more agile process. We then set out to define meaningful, measurable and achievable goals that will provide you with the expected results you are looking for.Our mission is to collaborate with our clients to understand what the organization truly needs, and to make sure those agile practices are providing the expected ROI. We also ensure that whatever we do fits the culture of the organization and ties back with the clients core values.
Garth Andrews is an industry consultant with over 25 years of experience helping firms implement new processes and quality initiatives. Having worked in a wide variety of industries around the world, Garth utilizes this real world experience when mentoring and training firms on how to go about implementing agile processes so that they realize true gains in productivity and sustainability. He works with thought leaders in the agile community in bringing new ideas to bear on the problem and continues to consult with and train organizations on how to effectively and efficiently align process implementations with business objectives to achieve maximum return on investment.
Garth is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
Connect with Garth on LinkedIn
Bernard Clark began his IT career in 1980 as a mainframe programmer in the UK, specializing in PL/I, CICS and ADABAS/NATURAL. 1983 to 1995 he worked in diverse financial and health consulting assignments for Fortune 500 companies in New York, San Francisco and Hawaii. In 1996 he became involved in the nascent Rational Unified Process, becoming proficient in Use Cases and UML and what he terms 'knowledge modeling'. In 2004 he re-launched the Bay Area Rational User Group and founded The Unified Process Group. 2004-2007: RUP mentor and trainer until UPG was acquired by Ivar Jacobson Consulting in 2007. Influenced by Ivar Jacobson's interest in the social engineering aspects of Agile, Bernard decided to learn more about Scrum and other Agile techniques. He served as a founder-member on the board of the BAYAPLN for a year before taking a long sabbatical in the latter of half of 2008. He received his Scrum Master certification from Jeff Sutherland and Bas Vodde and, having participated on and coached Agile teams, is now a certified scrum professional. Bernie continues to mentor and coach on pragmatic software development best practices.
For fun, Bernard enjoys writing poetry, short stories, and is children's book author. He is working on his first novel and squeezes in artist, photography and golf in his spare time. He is also the co-inventor of a patented Centralized Diagnostic Logging Service - Pat No: US 6,591,228 BI
Bernie is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
You can visit Bernie's blog at www.agile-knowjo.com
Doug Logan has a very diverse background as a scientist, software engineer, project manager, product manager, technical sales consultant, as well as musician, band leader, audio engineer, and GM of a major music studio. Throughout his career runs the common thread of leading-edge technology and Software.
After graduating in 1984, he spent six years doing research and writing software to model complex electromagnetic phenomena and orbital mechanics for the defense industry. When confronted with the late 80s downturn in the defense industry he bought a computer and taught himself C++ and landed a job as a C++ developer and began a deep study of object oriented design and development. This led to lead developer roles and project management of the most critical, high visibility projects at all the companies in which he worked.
Doug began his agile journey while at a biotech company in Redwood City, CA in 2008. After getting his CSM certification from Jeff Sutherland in 2009, he was not satisfied with the quality of agile practices there and was allowed to lead a very high profile research project using a more disciplined scrum approach. This lead him to more intense study of agile practices and further certifications.
In 2011 he joined Aligned Technology and is currently helping drive scaled agile adoption throughout the Sales Operations organization at NetApp, training and spinning up new scrum teams, coaching, and introducing agile best practices at the executive management level.
Doug is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
Connect with Doug on LinkedIn