Modern Management Methods conference, LeanKanban NL 2013

David Anderson & Associates

David Anderson is a thought leader in managing highly effective teams. He is President of David J. Anderson & Associates, based in Seattle, Washington, a management consulting firm dedicated to improving leadership in the IT and software development sectors.

David has been part of the agile and lean methodology movement since 1997 when he participated in the team that developed Feature Driven Development at United Overseas Bank in Singapore. He has 26 years experience in the software development starting in the computer games business in the early 1980’s. As a pioneer in the agile software movement David has managed teams at Sprint, Motorola and Corbis delivering superior productivity and quality. At Microsoft, in 2005, he developed the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement methodology - the first agile method to provide a comprehensive mapping to the Capability and Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

His first book, Agile Management for Software Engineering – Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results, published in 2003 by Prentice Hall, introduced many ideas from Lean and Theory of Constraints in to software engineering.

David was a founder of the APLN, a not for profit dedicated to promoting better standards of leadership and management in the technology sector.

David is a popular and entertaining conference speaker. He has written or co-authored many articles and papers and is best known for his Agile Management blog. Most recently, David co-authored a Technical Note from the Software Engineering Institute titled, CMMI and Agile: Why not embrace both!