I'm an Agile Fellow with Rally Software in Boulder, CO. I love coaching others about Agile software development. My passion in this realm has led me to concentrate on practices in collaboration and leadership. I'm also now reaching into systems thinking, Lean, and Kanban (you can read blog posts I've written about these topics). I see a strong interdependency among these various processes and practices. This has led me to also look outside of software and IT to our larger community about sustainable and restorative practices within our physical world.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as a University Scholar from the University of Missouri. I hold a Masters in French Literature from Michigan State University and a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Jean Tabaka is a Certified ScrumMaster and Practitioner, a Certified Scrum Trainer, and a Certified Professional Facilitator.
When I'm not on the road speaking and coaching about Agile and Lean, you can find me in beautiful Boulder, CO.
We wanted to do more traditional, classroom-based training, as opposed to what one of the vendors recommended, which was more immersive. I really liked the train-the-trainer approach that Rally takes."
Director, Project Management
Gerson Lehrman Group
Besides blogging and consulting with Rally clients worldwide, I've also authored a book Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Product Leaders, Addison-Wesley 2006.