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Jann Thomas

Enterprise Agile Coach
"Jann Thomas is a 20-year veteran of the software industry. She has worked as a developer, team lead and development manager leading teams to deliver great software. Jann has been practicing Agile development techniques since 1998 and implemented her first Agile Project in 2000. She has a Project Manager Professional certification from the Project Management Institute, with a master’s degree in Computer Science.
In 2010 Jann delivered a 14 million dollar ecommerce replacement project with a 220-member team. The team including 95 developers working in a single codebase, pushing working code into production every 6 weeks using an XP process. The entire 18-month project was 10% under budget, 10% over functionality and only 3 weeks later than initially planned.
Most recently Jann led a 12 person team through an agile transformation while continuing to deliver mission critical functionality. Pragmatically balancing process changes with functional development her team was able to complete features ahead of schedule and pick up high priority features from other teams.
In June 2004 she spoke at the International Conference on Software Process Improvement and in April 2008 she spoke at Software and System Quality Conference International. She was the Keynote speaker for Agile Bangalore in 2009 and spoke on Distributed Agile Delivery at Café Agil in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Jann is currently working as an Enterprise Agile Coach for LeadingAgile in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Above all, Jann wants to deliver great software. She believes that great software meets customer needs, is aligned with the organization, and is a challenge to the development team. She specializes in User Interface Design and Development, project management in geographically dispersed team environments, and software development on a host of platforms.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, July 26

10:45am EDT