John Levy

John Levy helps business executives get predictable, consistent and innovative results from high-tech people in IT and product development. His clients include insurance and manufacturing companies as well as high-tech enterprises in software, computers and storage. John’s book on managing high-tech people, Get Out of the Way, was published in 2010. For more information visit his website, phone 415 663-1818 or email info@johnlevyconsulting.com John has held engineering management positions with Quantum Corporation, Apple Computer, Tandem Computers, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and holds engineering degrees from Cornell and Caltech. He is a named inventor or on seven U.S. patents related to computer design. He has been engaged as an expert witness in over 50 cases of patent litigation related to computer, software, storage and Internet technologies, and has been a technical advisor to two U.S. District Court judges. For two years, he co-produced a weekly radio show on technology and computers broadcast on KWMR in Point Reyes Station. He teaches regularly at the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of San Francisco, with courses titled, “The Digital Revolution in the Home,” and “Computers – the Inside Story.”

Why should we be Agile or Lean?

There is a lot of skepticism about Agile and Lean among business managers for a lot of good reasons. It’s best that we understand these reasons, because they shouldn’t keep us from proceeding with Agile and Lean transformations of our companies and projects.

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