Jean Tabaka Agile FellowRally SoftwareJean Tabaka, Agile Fellow with Rally Software, is continuing on her 30 year path of learning about software development principles, processes, and practices for people. She seeks a humane approach to bringing high value to our communities of creators and consumers. This has led her to move into Kanban and Lean approaches that reach beyond traditional Agile frameworks. She has also continued work in systems thinking and complexity theory. She is the author of Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders and blogs at
Jeff Patton Chief TroublemakerJeff Patton & AssociatesJeff Patton helps companies adopt a way of working that’s focused on building great products, not just building stuff faster. Jeff blends a mixture of Agile thinking, Lean and Lean Startup Thinking, and UX Design and Design Thinking to end up with a holistic product-centric way of working. Jeff is author of the bestselling O’Reilly book User Story Mapping which describes a simple holistic approach to using stories in Agile development without losing sight of the big picture. You can learn more about Jeff at jpattonassociates.com.
- Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), co-author with Tip House of Extreme Testing (Addison-Wesley, 2002), and a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011) and Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009). Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2012.
Janet Gregory Agile CoachDragonFire Inc.An agile testing coach and practitioner, Janet Gregory is the co-author of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, a co-author of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team and a contributor to 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value in areas beyond critiquing the product; for example, guiding development with business-facing tests.
- I graduated from St. Cloud State University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor in Computer Science. During my time at St. Cloud State I participated in an internship through the Maverick Software Consulting program on campus for Symantec. Following graduation I was hired by Symantec and have worked on a variety of projects involving code metrics gathering and reporting, cloud connectors, and testing automation. I pride myself on creating a fun collaborative work environment with the freedom to experiment and continuously learn.
Diana Larsen Founding PartnerFutureWorks Consulting
Diana Larsen, founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting, is considered an international authority in the areas of Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Diana works with organizations around the world to design work systems, improve project performance, and support Agile leaders and enterprises. Deeply in tune with how work teams grow, adapt, and develop, she co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and
- Naresh Jain is a Technology & Product Development enthusiast. Over the last decade, he has helped many Fortune 500 companies, as well as a few hi-tech startups, to streamline their product development approach.
Naresh also co-founded a couple of tech-startups, which build educational apps for kids and conference management software. His startups are trying to figure out the secret sauce for blending gamification and social learning using the latest gadgets.
In 2005, Naresh co-founded the Agile Software Community o