Liz is an expert in both Agile and Lean approaches to software development with 15 years of industry experience. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker with a technical background. She is passionate about people, has a keen interest in psychology and won the Agile Alliance's "Gordon Pask" award in 2010 for her contributions to the Agile community. Liz is one of the original developers of JBehave, a precursor to Cucumber and the first tool to allow business and development teams to capture their conversations in the form of automated tests. As well as traditional Agile methods, Liz also brings unusual and effective strategies like Real Options, Deliberate Discovery and Complexity Thinking, which help teams to find and address risks early on in the project while keeping options open for later.