Joshua Kerievsky

CEO

Joshua is a globally recognized thought leader in Agile and Lean software development. He is an entrepreneur, author and programmer passionate about excellent software and discovering better, faster and safer ways to produce it. As the founder and visionary leader of Industrial Logic, Joshua is currently defining what it means to practice modern agility. Modern agile practitioners work to Make People Awesome, Make Safety A Prerequisite, Experiment & Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously. Joshua is a sought-after international speaker, author of the best-selling, Jolt Cola-award winning book, Refactoring to Patterns, and a guru-level practitioner of Lean/Agile methods.  His pioneering work in Agile processes has helped popularize Agile Readiness Assessments, Chartering, Storytest-Driven Development and Iterative Usability, many of which are now standard in Agile/Lean processes. He is an active blogger on forward-thinking, modern software topics with an edge.
Joshua’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.

Experience

Joshua’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.