Joshua is the CEO of Industrial Logic, one of the oldest and most well-respected agile consultancies on the planet. Since 1996, Joshua and his global network of experts have helped people in teams across many industries leverage the wisdom and power of modern development methods. An early pioneer and practitioner of Extreme Programming, Lean Software Development and Lean Startup, Joshua most recently created Modern Agile to help people and organizations benefit from a principle-based approach to agility. Joshua is passionate about applying Modern Agile principles and practices to work. He is an international speaker and author of the best-selling, Jolt Cola-award-winning book, Refactoring to Patterns, numerous Agile eLearning courses, and over 50 popular articles like Anzeneering, Sufficient Design and Stop Using Story Points. He’s active on Twitter, LinkedIn and the ModernAgile.org Slack community.
ExperienceJoshua’s passion for programming began at an early age. As a teenager, he developed financial risk management systems for Bankers Trust. During and after college, he continued programming for this Wall Street Bank, where he used diverse languages and platforms to build large-scale credit-, market- and global-risk systems. After seven years of working for Bankers Trust, Joshua had the vision to build his own company. Industrial Logic began in 1996 and quickly won a contract to develop the Java version of MTV.com with millions of users. The site won a prestigious PC Magazine award and helped put the company on the map. Joshua’s passion for excellence in programming coupled with his love of learning and teaching led Industrial Logic to develop professional training for the high tech industry. He created Agile/Lean assessments, training, coaching, eLearning and eCoaching that have fundamentally improved the performance of people and teams at Google, Nielsen Media Research, Fidelity Investments, GE, Sapient and many others. Joshua and his colleagues continue to produce state-of-the-art Agile eLearning that has helped thousands of people around the world gain critical Agile engineering and planning skills.
SpeechesAgile and Beyond 2014 - Dearborn, Michigan - Keynote Speaker, February 22, 2014
Leading with Tech Safety: An Unexpected Pathway to Excellence
Amplify Your Agility
A Timeless Way of Communicating
So You Want to Be a Programming Rock Star