Steve Bockman

Steve Bockman

Steve Bockman is an Agile trainer and coach, Certified ScrumMaster and software developer who began his career in 1977 in a utility position, installing software packages for a manufacturer of business computers. Since then he has worked in the fields of speech recognition, terrain analysis, computer graphics, desktop publishing, industrial automation and web applications.

Steve’s first exposure to anything Agile occurred in 2000, but his involvement began in earnest in 2005 while participating in the development of a client/server application where changing requirements were part of the ground rules. Steve was responsible for introducing many Agile principles and practices to the project, and has been an Agile coach and innovator since that project’s inception.

Steve is the owner of Agile Unlimited, a company in the San Francisco North Bay focusing on helping organizations enhance their productivity. He has a particular interest in helping people recognize and deal with process bottlenecks.

Steve is especially adept at creating exercises and simulations that distill information from various sources into hands-on activities that teach valuable principles. He is the originator of Team Estimation, a technique for collaboratively estimating work effort. He is also the author of Predictability, a business novel about creating reliable project schedules, and Practical Estimation, a Kindle pocket guide detailing the Team Estimation technique.

 

John Fleischhauer

John Fleischhauer

John Fleischhauer is a highly experienced project manager, technical lead and developer. He began his software development career in 1984, and since 1994 has managed his own consulting business. He has led and contributed to development successes at companies such as Broderbund Software, Avery Dennison, The Learning Company, Photron, Tawala Systems, and SportsDashboards.

John is a Certified ScrumMaster who has a broad knowledge of and experience with Agile planning and development practices and related technologies. He has helped introduce Agile methodologies and practices into a number of environments, and has leveraged those methodologies to guide planning, development and testing of various products.

In addition to his work in software development, John loves to communicate about Agile principles and practices and relates well with people from technical and non-technical backgrounds alike. He is a co-organizer of North Bay Agile, a special interest group dedicated to the pursuit and study of Agile software development in the San Francisco North Bay.