Dean is currently engaged in an exhaustive, breadth-first search of life in the 21st century. As an enthusiastic generalist, he brings bits and pieces from many domains to bear on the challenges of software development. Currently, he is exploring how improvisational theatre techniques can be leveraged to improve the morale and effectiveness of development teams. At the end of the road, everything comes down to the simple truth that great software comes from great teams. Dean’s greatest sense of accomplishment comes from helping others to find joy and satisfaction in their work. If he could be known for one thing, he would like it to be that he has helped other people to be more successful. Towards this end, he has embraced the Agile Manifesto in both spirit and practice and will gladly talk your ear off about the benefits of self-directed teams and servant leadership. Dean is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner, and probably certifiable in a few other ways as well. He is a committed signatory to the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship and to the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and is an improv geek.