Jon Kern

Senior Consultant

Jon is passionate about helping clients succeed in delivering business value through software. He works with teams to articulate, design, architect, and deliver software that solve challenging business problems. From analysis to helping provide solutions, mentoring teams, and all points in between, Jon routinely has significant impact on the projects he works on. Either working with the client’s team, or pulling together a team of experts from around the world—Jon creates a quick-hit ability to solve problems and deliver results. Projects routinely see high quality solutions in less time, and leave the local team mentored on object-oriented and agile techniques, and excited. (Often more valuable than the technical improvements ;-) Jon has a knack for taking the long view, seeing the big picture—yet knowing the details, and driving business success at every turn. Folks interested in truly establishing a best of breed solution, an enduring sense of quality and process, a high-quality team, a desire to deliver business value, and having fun while doing it, love Jon.

His varied career has spanned jet engine R&D through centrifuge-based flight simulators, to being an object-oriented and lightweight process evangelist through the 90s, authoring books with Peter Coad, helping to form TogetherSoft, and his work co-authoring the Agile Manifesto for Software Development in 2001. Many credit him with much of the stellar success that TogetherSoft enjoyed with the UML modeling/IDE product and with the professional mentor group he formed.

Jon constantly seeks better ways for teams to accomplish their goals, from a technology perspective; and from a people and methodology perspective. Jon likes to help teams build an environment that enables effective practices, solid architecture, agile development, quality-by-design (not accident), and laser-like focus on delivering business value through strategic use of IT resources.

Jon is also a very compelling and engaging speaker to audiences of all types around the world. His extensive travel and experience living and working in Russia enable Jon to easily cross cultural boundaries.

Experience

His varied career has spanned jet engine R&D through centrifuge-based flight simulators, to being an object-oriented and lightweight process evangelist through the 90s, authoring books with Peter Coad, helping to form TogetherSoft, and his work co-authoring the Agile Manifesto for Software Development in 2001. Many credit him with much of the stellar success that TogetherSoft enjoyed with the UML modeling/IDE product and with the professional mentor group he formed.

Jon constantly seeks better ways for teams to accomplish their goals, from a technology perspective; and from a people and methodology perspective. Jon likes to help teams build an environment that enables effective practices, solid architecture, agile development, quality-by-design (not accident), and laser-like focus on delivering business value through strategic use of IT resources.

Jon is also a very compelling and engaging speaker to audiences of all types around the world. His extensive travel and experience living and working in Russia enable Jon to easily cross cultural boundaries.