Chris Sterling is VP of Engineering at AgileEVM.com, an Agile focused project portfolio and release management tool to support business decision-making in the enterprise. Chris is also a Strategic Agile Management and Technical Consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer, and Innovation Games Facilitator. Chris is author of the book “Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change” and helps organizations assess, strategize, and help manage their software debt more effectively. Chris has an extensive technology, process, and consulting background allowing him to work with a diverse set of clients and teams. Chris brings his real world experience and deep passion for software development into his engagements enabling others to grasp important points and always take away something of value. Chris has created and continues contributing to multiple open source projects. He has been a speaker at many conferences and group meetings including Agile 2007-2009, SD West, Scrum Gatherings, PNSQC 2009 and others. Please email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss AgileEVM.com or having him support your strategic efforts around Agile adoption across the enterprise, from development to release management to supporting organizational change.
Brent Barton is a partner at Sterling Barton, LLC. Brent has an extensive background mentoring people, enabling teams and guiding organizations toward agility. As a former CTO at SolutionsIQ, Brent has unique insights into challenges that emerge from the increased focus and intensity that iterative and incremental development brings to a business. As a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach, Brent has helped people, teams and organizations adopt Scrum successfully for many years. Brent believes developing great software is both a creative and technically challenging endeavor. If doing it is not fun then something is wrong. We must figure out why it is not and do something about it. Brent’s passion for helping teams and organizations build great software has shown to be a considerable asset for companies he has worked with.