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Jeff Patton, Agile Product Design Expert


Jeff Patton has designed and developed software for the past 15 years on a wide variety of products from on-line aircraft parts ordering to electronic medical records. Jeff has focused on Agile approaches since working on an early Extreme Programming team in 2000. In particular Jeff has specialized in the application of user experience design practice to improve Agile requirements, planning, and products. Since 2007, Jeff has been applying Lean thinking and Kanban-style development practices to agile development and Scrum to help teams focus on the throughput of value.

Jeff's current articles, essays, and presentations can be found at www.AgileProductDesign.com and in Alistair Cockburn's Crystal Clear. Jeff works currently as an independent coach, consultant, and instructor. Jeff is founder and list moderator of the agile-usability Yahoo discussion group, a columnist with StickyMinds.com and IEEE Software, a Certified Scrum Trainer, and winner of the Agile Alliance's 2007 Gordon Pask Award for contributions to Agile Development.