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.