David Marsh

About David Marsh

David is a skilled leader and an expert practitioner, successful at delivering complex software solutions via cross-functional teams in Canada, USA and around the world. Recent projects include Ford Motor Company and the U.S. Government.

Agile: Anarchy or Organized Chaos?

Dave is an experienced Agile Coach and Practitioner. For more insight, please see Dave’s presentation on Agile for non-IT executives. The Fear When senior managers hear about “Agile” many tend to recoil because they equate it to “no documentation, anarchy (through self-organizing teams) and cowboy coding practices.”  The Agile movement itself is mainly to blame [...]

By |January 25th, 2013|Agile Scrum, News, Software Development|2 Comments

Agile Strategy and Change Management

What I learned from the Agile Tour Toronto 2012 by Dave Marsh - Dave is an experienced Agile Coach and Practitioner. For more insight, please see Dave’s presentation on Agile for non-IT executives. I attended the Agile Tour Toronto 2012 conference last Monday (Nov 26) and was struck by how many of the sessions focused [...]

By |December 5th, 2012|Agile Scrum, Software Development|0 Comments

Agile: Creating a Co-located Cross-Functional Team

Dave is an experienced Agile Coach and Practitioner. For more insight, please see Dave’s presentation on Agile for non-IT executives.   The Context Most of the IT organizations I work with are structured into “shared service” groups such as Data Architecture, Testing, Business Analysis, User Experience Design, Development, Database Administration, Network Engineering, Project Management… the [...]

By |September 7th, 2012|Agile Scrum|0 Comments

Google Docs Accelerates Team Productivity Through Active Participation

It is a cliché, but some of the most important discoveries have been by accident. I stumbled upon Google Docs when working with 2 colleagues on a report - we were in 3 different cities and had a tight deadline, and MS-Word was not working for us (even with the file stored on a WebDAV [...]