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Portia Tung is the creator of Agile Fairytales and is passionate about people, process and continuous improvement. She is a consultant-coach, storyteller, and games maker who combines business strategies with play to bring about positive organisational change.
Portia is an international speaker, and the creator of concepts such as Playmaking and Enterprise Gardening. She shares her insights and experiences as a coach and parent on her blog Selfish Programming. Portia is also the author of The Dream Team Nightmare, the first ever Agile novel where your decisions determine the outcome of the story. If you’ve enjoyed the Agile Fairytales, you’ll love this first novel in the Agile Adventures series created by Portia.
Tom Gilb has together, with his son Kai Gilb, and with many professional friends and clients, personally developed the methods they teach. The methods have evolved over decades of practice all over the world in both small companies and projects, as well as in the largest companies and projects.
Tom is, by most leading Agile method leaders, considered the 'grandfather' of agile techniques, primarily via his book 'Principles of Software Engineering Management' (1988, now 20th Printing), and much earlier publications. His work served as the inspiration for some agile concepts, primarily short development cycles. He is cited by many of the Agile community leaders (Sutherland, Cohn, Beck, Martin, Cunningham, Highsmith, Ambler, Larman, Ladas) as foundational for their past ideas, and/or stimulating for their current thinking
Nat Pryce is a co-author of Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided by Tests. An early adopter of XP, he has written or contributed to several open source libraries and tools that support TDD and was one of the founding organisers of the London XP Day conference.
He has worked as a programmer, architect, trainer, and consultant in a variety of industries, including sports reportage, marketing communications, online and physical retail, media, telecoms and finance, and has delivered business-critical systems that range from embedded devices to large compute farm
Steve Freeman, author of Growing Object Oriented Software, Guided by Tests (Addison-Wesley), was a pioneer of Agile software development in the UK. He has developed software for a range of institutions, from small vendors to multinational investment banks.
Steve trains and consults for software teams around the world. Previously, he has worked in research labs and software houses, earned a PhD (Cambridge), written shrink-wrap applications for IBM, and taught at University College London. Steve is a presenter and organiser at international industry conferences, and was chair of the first London XpDay. Steve works for Springer Verlag UK, and Zuhlke Engineering Limited
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