Blog: See dhondtsayitsagile.blogspot.com
Experience: For over a decade, André has led agile adoptions, providing guidance to teams and organizations seeking shorter development cycles, higher quality, and more effective discovery of customer value. Playing various roles, from developer, manager, product owner and scrum master, he's done everything from hiring and building teams in startup environments to coaching teams for an organization with over 100k employees. Some of his teams have seen 50% reduced cycle time, practically bug-free code with daily deployments, and improved employee morale. He's also active in the community, providing leadership in groups such as: Agile Philly and Technically Philly Groups.
Education: After graduating from college and receiving an M.S. in Information Science from Drexel University, André has continued his lifelong committment to learning by reading about software teams and by organizing and facilitating discussions amongst local practitioners. To get community feedback on his ideas, he presents regularly at conferences, including: Agile 2011, XP 2010-2011, Agile Tour 2008-2010, and Agile France.
Personal: André lives in Philadelphia, returning after two years spent abroad, where he spoke French to coach a development team in Europe. He's a runner (clocking 5Ks in ~22 minutes), and loves club/pop music, and swing/bop/contra dancing.