Derek is a wealth of knowledge about Agile software development and building high-performing teams. He’s lovingly known as the curmudgeon that pushes teams past their comfort zone and onto the path towards excellence.
Derek improves teams with his pragmatic approach to pushing for the obviously simple, stretching the boundaries of the status quo, and forcing teams to think differently. This thinking, combined with a rich imagination and strong discipline, makes him a system builder capable of radically transforming not just single teams, but also entire organizations.
Ultimately, Derek understands the networked world we live in, both electronically and socially. His visionary leadership, tireless evangelism, and passionate pursuit to change the world of work has played a large role in challenging companies to create an open environment of collaboration, innovation, and success.