Director of Client Safety
Amr is a software development practitioner, seasoned teacher and coach who thrives on delighting his clients. As Industrial Logic’s Director of Client Safety, Amr plays various roles on teams to help his clients build better, safer and more valuable software. He works with both small and large development teams to learn and use new technologies, adopt and adapt appropriate Agile development practices, and focus their efforts to maximize the value they bring to their organizations.
Amr is recognized for his mastery of Agile and Lean concepts and methods. By bringing together expertise in business-focused agile adoption, systems thinking, and the human dynamics of software development, Amr has been able to consistently help teams and organizations create spectacular results and get the most from their Agile and Lean adoption initiatives. Amr's specialties include program and project management, test-first programming, and evolutionary design and architecture.
Corporate culture is Amr’s current passion. Creating high performance teams are rare; Agile methods are a great toolset, but they are not enough. For the type of success where teams are 2x, 5x, and 10x better – and remain so, they need the technical practices (from agile/ lean/ etc.) as well as individual human dynamics and a business environment that supports and encourages the correct behavior.
A sought-after speaker for conferences around the world, Amr is the author of Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap To Organizational Success and Patterns of Agile Software Adoption. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Utah State. He currently lives with his wife, daughter, and German Shepherd in Cairo, Egypt. Click here to see Amr's personal blog.
A desire to write a video game is what started Amr’s interest in programming in the ‘80’s. His passion continues, and he is still amazed with the act of creating something that works. Amr is a seasoned programmer and coach, with his career spanning from Software Engineer, Software Architect in Quantitative Risk Management, to Agile & Lean Transformation Coach. One of Amr’s former clients stated that, “Amr is to Agile Adoption what Steve Jobs is to Apple….”
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