Jeff Anderson

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About me

Gender Male
Location Toronto, Ontario
Introduction I started my professional life as your typical IT development geek, creating software delivery joy through the use of things like patterns, agile methods, and overall object oriented goodness. For the most part I was disappointed in the way IT delivery projects were managed, the reason they were started, and how they ended up. This dissatisfaction with the status quo led me to gradually embrace a new mission in life, to help IT knowledge workers to become awesome at what they do. To that end I've created the Deloitte LEAN service offering, providing advisory, coaching, and change management services to IT departments. I've built this capability within Deloitte to help our IT clients truly transform the way they operate their business. Over the last several years I have played a leadership role in some of the largest Kanban based enterprise transformations worldwide. I keep adding new tools to my transformation utility belt, including lean startup, gamification, etc to define the next generation of work environments for knowledge professionals. Last, but definitely not least, I am the proud father of a brand new daughter Mila, and husband of my amazing wife Barbara.
Interests Analysis Patterns, Design Patterns, Use Case Patterns, Wiki Adoption Patterns, OO, SOA, Web 2.0, Social Networking, wiki, Blogs, REST, Voice Recognition, Agile Development, XP, SCRUM, AMM, Spring, AOP, SCA, open source, Apache, Tuscany, Kanban, lean
Favorite Books Design Patterns, Extreme Programming Explained, Analysis Patterns, Writing Effective Use Cases, Agile Estimating and Planning, Domain Driven Design, The Agile Modeling Method, The Rational Unified Process: an Introduction, the Enterprise Unified Process: Extending the Rational Unified Process, Wikinomics, The Myths of Innovation, The Innovator's Dilemma, Kanban, Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business, Managing the Design Factory, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, Clean Code, Implementation Patterns