Catalyzing Lean

David J. Anderson, leads a management consulting firm focused on improving performance of technology companies. He has been in software development for 26 years and has managed teams on agile software development projects at Sprint, Motorola, Microsoft and Corbis. David is credited with the first implementation of a kanban process for software development in 2005. David was a founder of the agile movement through his involvement in the creation of Feature Driven Development. He was also a founder of the APLN, a founding signatory of the Declaration of Interdependence, and a founding member of the Lean Software and Systems Consortium. He moderates several online communities for lean/agile development. He is the author of the book "Agile Management for Software Engineering - Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results". Most recently, David has been focused on creating a synergy of the CMMI model for organizational maturity with Agile and Lean methods through projects with Microsoft and the SEI. He is based in Seattle, Washington