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Michael Kelley Harris, Agile Coach, Trainer, & Software Developer, SourceCell

Michael Kelley Harris, Agile Coach, Trainer, & Software Developer

Kelley is an Agile coach, trainer, & developer. He has 20+ years of software development experience, in roles including software engineer, architect, manager, director, consultant, trainer, and coach. Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST)

He helps entrepreneurs, investors, and product owners evaluate & validate products and features, to optimize investment. Helps innovative teams keep the process simple and essential, and get on with thrilling customers.  Spirit of help, service, collaboration, and innovation.

He has developed software in the domains of scientific instrumentation, nanotechnology, semiconductors, solar energy, automotive diagnostics, investment, real estate, music, eCommerce, web apps & services, etc. Since embracing Extreme Programming (XP) in 2002, and Scrum in 2004, he has helped a wide variety of teams utilize Agile principles. He has helped teams develop software in a more Agile manner via refactoring, test-driven development (TDD), simple design, etc. He has led efforts to gradually rearchitect difficult legacy code bases. He has worked with leading Agile consulting/training/coaching companies including ThoughtWorks, Industrial Logic, Solutions IQ, etc. He has been fortunate to have worked with Ward Cunningham, Robert Martin, Joshua Kerievsky, and many other Agile thought leaders. He founded SourceCell in 2004, and currently does software development, consulting, coaching, and training, around the world.

He has a B.S. Physics UCSB, B.A.Economics-Math UCSB, and 34 units of Computer Science, plus extensive continuing software education. He is a certified SEI Software Architecture Professional, with a special interest in the Lean Startup perspective to quickly find out what the world really wants and needs. He holds three software patents in nanotechnology. He holds the following Scrum certifications from the Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP), Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO), and Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD). He is based in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley) and Santa Barbara, California (Silicon Beach)

More info: Resume  LinkedIn Profile  Scrum Alliance Profile as a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST)  References and Testimonials 

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