Adam is a software developer and coach with over 10 years’ experience in the software industry. During this time, his focus has been helping companies utilize an Agile mindset, apply lean principles and mindfulness. Adam is passionate about helping people solve problems, focusing on continuous improvement, and becoming a great team player.
Adam has helped numerous companies in industries such as finance, medical, retail, and government. At a government agency, Adam helped their IT department deliver value more frequently by implementing continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). The department quickly went from 1-2 releases a year to 1-2 releases a month. Along with this, he was able to help the development team learn software craftsmanship practices such as pair programming, ensemble/mob programming, and Test Driven Development (TDD) . These practices enabled the team to deliver a project with zero defects, a month earlier than previously estimated. He was also able to work with their product owners to understand and communicate value better. This resulted in another project getting completed quickly, thus saving the organization roughly $3 million per year.
Adam lives in Farmington, MO with his wife and daughter and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Missouri University of Science and Technology. In his free time, he likes to play board games, D&D, and read any book he can get his hands on. His Top 5 books are 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan, Start With Why by Simon Sinek, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.