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Software Architect

Jon Staten

Jon Staten joins LeadingAgile as a software architect after a successful nine-year career with Capstone Logistics where he lived out his passion for crafting quality software. Prior to his tenure Capstone, Jon was a developer for Matria HealthCare, Inc. and was a tremendous asset to all of their projects by helping save time and money during design phases. Jon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University.
Congruence Between Agile Process and Ecosystem

In a recent SoundNotes Q&A with Mike Cottmeyer, our Fearless Leader fielded questions on a range of topics related to organizational Transformation and Agility. One key point he made was that any process or method, such as Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, etc., is designed to operate under certain conditions. Each process or method assumes it will […]

Letting Go of the Waterfall, Embracing Agile,
and Mixed Martial Arts
w/ Brandon Dudley

In this episode of SoundNotes, LeadingAgile’s own Brandon Dudley—Senior Consultant—shares his experience making the shift from a Waterfall mindset to a more Agile way of thinking and working. Brandon got his start in traditional, PMI-centric, project management working in the auto industry in Detroit. His introduction to Agile didn’t involve the hard break that many […]

Completeness & Correctness = Predictability

Completeness & Correctness = Predictability Video Transcript: When we think about organizations, one of the challenges for us as a consulting organization is when we engage with any particular company, we have to identify what that company values and what they’re trying to be, as well as what environment they’re in, because that’s going to […]

Questioning Agile Dogma

When I first learned about Agile methods in 2002, the principles seemed to offer an ideal solution to many organizational issues common at the time. When I applied those principles in real-world situations, they worked remarkably well. Today, some of the same principles seem to present impediments or unnecessary challenges for many teams and organizations. […]