David A Koontz
Agile Transition Guide, Consultant, and Software Engineer in Dallas, Texas
"Have Sharpies, Will Travel" -- "Freelance Agile Coach/Scrum Master in search of a Team"
David is an Agile Transition Guide for organizations wishing to explore and discover their unique path to Lean/Agile software development. Previously a software engineer with 30+ years developing software solutions within a variety of industries. David uses his experience in group dynamics, systems thinking and the power of the Agile philosophy to unleash a team’s full potential. He enjoys mentoring individuals and coaching teams.
David believes in empowering the team with self-organization, setting them on the path to achieve the team's purpose and providing them the proper intrinsic motivation to move the team along the productivity curve toward ultra performance. David has experience teaching Scrum and XP practices to multiple groups that evolved into Agile teams delivering quality software and value to customers.
Specialties: Agile management of development teams
Software engineering practices (XP)
Coaching and instruction of technical practices
Curriculum development / instructional design
Certified Java developer
Certified Scrum Master
Certified Scrum Practitioner
Certified Collaboration Architect
Certified lover of weird people