Richard is passionate about helping software development teams understand and leverage ALM tools and Scrum. He has over 30 years of software development experience and over 20 years of training experience. Richard is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Visual Studio ALM MVP, a Professional Scrum Trainer, author of Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio by Microsoft Press, and co-creator of the Scaled Professional Scrum course.
Over the past two decades, Steve has handled many application development roles, including developer, scrum master and product owner. Steve understands the elements that result in successful delivery and the pitfalls that can lead to a project going sideways. He was an early advocate of Agile because he understood how software engineering teams could use it to encourage professional practices. Steve has worked as a process consultant; he was Product Owner for Telerik's TeamPulse; he taught the first Professional Scrum Foundations course, and now works for Ken Schwaber at Scrum.org.