Jon Fazzaro

Senior Consultant

Fort Wayne, Indiana - USA

Jon is a Full-Stack Agile Coach and has been in software development for over 20 years. His professional mission is to help people understand the nature of complex work, unlearn the habits of industrialism, and adopt the modern skills and behaviors that will unlock their success.

You wouldn’t know it to look at him now, but coding used to be a drag for Jon. It wasn’t until he began using practices like daily collaboration with business people, pair programming, and test-driven development that it came to life for him. It turns out software is for humans on both ends, no matter how much we try to separate them with process and documentation. Connecting these ends to help teams ship better and sooner has been Jon’s driving force for the better part of his career.

With most of his time spent in consulting, Jon has worked with companies in a broad range of industries, including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Intermodal Transportation, Home Improvement Retail, Architecture & Engineering, Education, Apparel, Fire Detection, and Automotive Tire. Over time, Jon focused more on helping these teams (and companies) improve the quality and predictability of the changes made to their software from the code outward. He is an expert in introducing techniques such as Test-Driven Development, Pair/Ensemble Programming, Continuous Integration/Deployment/Delivery, and working effectively with legacy code. In balance with his technical approach, he is a strong advocate for Lean Product Management, Organizational Agility, and Systems Thinking.

Jon has been a regular speaker at software conferences in the midwest United States since 2015. For a healthy close-up of his current professional thinking, check out his latest talk “Oh! The Humanity”.

In his copious spare moments, Jon has also managed to lead a course on (what else?) Modern Agile Software Development at Purdue University, to write and record a few albums as a rock multi-instrumentalist, and to be happy and make tomorrow easier with his beautiful family in Indiana.

Jon Fazzaro