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Short Bio:

Dan Mezick is an coach and trusted advisor to executives, project sponsors, managers and teams developing complex products using Agile and Scrum. Dan's firm New Technology Solutions delivers Agile training, coaching and consulting to businesses of all sizes. Clients include The Hartford Insurance companies, Siemens Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft and dozens of mid-market organizations.

Dan is the author of books from McGraw Hill and is a software patent holder. His articles on Agile and Scrum appear on the pages Agile Journal and the Scrum Alliance web sites. His is a writer at InfoQ with dozens of articles published on agile & Scrum topics. Dan led the Manifesting Agility Stage of the Agile2009 conference and is a past presenter at the Agile2008 and Agile2007 conference events.

Dan formulated Agile Authority Mapping in 2010, a new type of Agile information radiator that can be used as a diagnostic tool and/or Agile metric.

With several volunteers, Dan organizes the meetings of Agile Boston, a regional Agile community of practice with over 1200 members and one of the larger Agile user groups in the USA. Agile Boston convenes monthly meetings of up to 100 attending on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The group periodically arranges larger 1-day events of up to 275 attendees.

 

Details:

Agile expert and trusted adviser to executives, directors and managers seeking genuine Agile expertise including Lean, Scrum, and Kanban guidance.

See the video of Dan from Agile2009. Topics: Group relations, agile game dynamics, and the PMI-Agile Community of Practice

Coach to executives, managers and teams in how to clarify goals and reach them using Lean/Agile techniques and the Scrum framework. Learn more about coaching here.

Community organizer and leader of the Agile Boston and Agile CT user groups

Expert Lean/agile/Scrum teacher (since 2006) delivering agile/Scrum Training

Author of books and innovative articles and papers on agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban

Agile Community Reporter for Agile news outlet InfoQ.com

 

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The following is some background information on Dan Mezick:

Associations & Certifications

Member, Scrum Alliance. Certified Scrum Master (CSP). See Dan Mezick's Scrum Alliance profile here

Member, Agile Alliance. See Dan Mezick's Agile Alliance profile (circa 2009) here.

Member, Agile Project Leader's Network.

Member, Project Management Institute. Active in the MassBay chapter and Southern CT chapter. Serving (in 2009) as a Programs committee member, authorized to identify and engage speakers for SNEC-PMI's monthly meetings. (see www.snec-pmi.org)

Member, USA Hockey. Certified Level 3 Hockey Coach. (See also: PCT Framework, under Personal Interests section below)

 

Agile Conference sessions

Scrum Alliance Scrum Gathering, Orlando 2009: "Team Intimacy and the Hyper-productive state"

Agile2009 interview on InfoQ: Group relations, agile game dynamics, & PMI-Agile

Agile2009 session: BART Analysis Applied (Boundary, Authority Role and Task)

Agile2009 session: Group Relations and Social Systems

Agile2008 session: The Hidden Life of Groups

Agile2007 session: Agile and Entreprenuerial Thinking Patterns. Here is a link to the Agile training grades from Agile2007. People seemed to like this session.

 

Click the picture to see the interview on InfoQ

 

Agile Community Organizing & Volunteer Work

240++ Attending at GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM, November 2009

Organizer, Agile Boston OPEN SPACE 2010 (250++ attending), featuring keynote Ken Schwaber, Amr Elssamadisy and over 250++ open space participants. We followed the event with our regular monthly meeting featuring JEAN TABAKA and DOC LIST.

[Manifesting Agility] Stage producer, Agile Alliance Agile2009 Conference, 2009

Organizer, Agile Boston GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM event, November 2009 (240++ attending), featuring Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, the fathers of the Scrum framework.

Organizer, Agile Boston user group, since 2007

Organizer, Agile CT user group, since 2007

 

 

Published Books, Articles and Papers

Writer: Starting 2Q2010, writing weekly news items from the Agile community, for InfoQ.

Article: January 2010, Scrum Alliance: Attraction and Repulsion- Scrum's Immune System

Article: Oct 28 2009, Scrum Alliance: Scrum and SVO-p (Subject-verb-object, present tense)

Article: August 18 2003, COMPUTERWORLD: Outsourcing 2.0: Collaborative Development

Book: April 1999, Visual Basic BOOTCAMP Certification Exam Guide, McGraw Hill

 

Notable Blog Posts; Other Written Works

Post: Oct 2010: Scrum Authority Mapping

Post: Dec 2010: Scrum Authority Mapping: The Ineffective Scrum Master

Post: Jan 2011: Scrum Authority Mapping: The Dominated Team

 

Post: Community Notes, see the ever-evolving list here

Post: April 22 2009: Entrainment, a key to how Scrum works

Post: April 15 2009: Attraction and Repulsion: Scrums Immune System

Post: April 27 2009: BART: Boundary, Authority Role & Task as Related to Scrum

Post: August 11 2007: Inattentional Blindness: an Obstacle to Agile

Web article: May 11 2009: MegaScrum: A Scrum Structure for Massively Distributed, non-IT, All-Volunteer Efforts

Web article: April 2001: Enter Late and Dominate: Mezick's Theorem of Open Source

.....Web article Addendum: Mezick's Theorem Addendum page

.....Web article Summary: Responses Around the Web to the Theorem, plus Q&A

.....Interesting responses: Quick Google list of "here and now" responses around the web

 

Click the picture to see the interview on InfoQ

 

Patents Awarded; Other Achievements

Patent: Property setting manager for objects and controls of a graphical user interface

Patent number: 5872974
Filing date: Apr 19, 1995
Issue date: Feb 16, 1999

Business Entreprenuership Award: Deliotte and Touche FAST50 Award for 2002. Recognized again for leading one of the top 50 fastest growing technology firms in the state of Connecticut for calendar year 2002.

Business Entreprenuership Award: Deliotte and Touche FAST50 Award for 2001. Recognized for the 1st time for leading one of the top 50 fastest growing technology firms in the state of Connecticut for calendar year 2001.

 

Personal Interests and Projects

The Parent-Coach Timeout Meeting: A Framework for Effective Communication in Youth Sports. Essential Scrum and Group Relations concepts applied to youth sports.

The PCT is a framework that allows Coaches and Parents to communicate clearly, such that Parents, Coaches and Kids can a) learn from experience during the season, b) make adjustments, and c) have much more FUN in pursuit of shared objectives.

Openness, Focus, Commitment, Respect and Courage are Scrum values.The PCT process contains essential core elements of Scrum with customized BART properties.

The PCT is a framework focused on youth sports.

It is optimized for generating rich, 2-way parent-coach communication at the group level. This leads to more fun for parents, coaches and especially kids. The PCT process is especially focused on youth hockey.

 

Follow me on twitter (@DanMezick)

Send me an email at dan.mezick [at] newtechusa[dot][com].

Looking to REALLY get Agile right? Learn more about engaging Dan here

 

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