Chet helps software development teams to become more effective through the use of Agile Software Development techniques.
He has been involved with Agile Software Development since 1996, when as a member of Chrysler’s C3 project he helped develop Extreme Programming. In 2000, Ron Jeffries, Ann Anderson, and Chet wrote Extreme Programming Installed. It detailed XP’s core practices, how to do them, and how they work together to help teams be successful.
Since 2002, Chet has been an independent consultant, coach, and trainer. In 2009, he was asked by the Scrum Alliance to help develop the Certified Scrum Developer program. Chet and Ron Jeffries taught the first CSD course and continue to offer them in the United States and Europe. He has been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2009.
Chet and Ron Jeffries often work together and are popular conference speakers, bringing an interesting mix of humor and deep knowledge, and the odd cat picture.
“Having helped invent XP, Chet knew more about agile software development 10 years ago than most of us know today. He makes it look easy to test-drive and refactor gorgeous object models. His is the kind of software mastery that moves mountains. I’ve been honored and delighted to teach several TDD/Refactoring courses with Chet, and I’ll welcome opportunities to work with him in the future.”
— Patrick Welsh, Agile/Lean Software Development Coach