Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tiffany Lentz: A New Regular on the No Fluff, Just Stuff Tour

It is with great pleasure that I welcome one of my ThoughtWorks colleagues, Tiffany Lentz, to the No Fluff, Just Stuff tour this weekend in Tampa. She did the Seattle show last year to great feedback, and now she's joining the tour as a semi-regular speaker.

Tiffany has been with ThoughtWorks since late 2004 as a project manager and agile coach. She embodies what makes ThoughtWorks project managers so good: enthusiasm, experience, expertise on how to build software, and infectious enthusiasm. She's one of the project managers that I would work with on any project, no matter how bad it looks at the outset because I know that she'll find ways to make it better, usually profoundly better.

I've been leaning on Tiffany for a couple of years now to come speak on the No Fluff, Just Stuff tour to share some of her agile expertise, and she finally knuckled under and decided to join the No Fluff, Just Stuff speaker's "boy's club". I don't think it's a coincidence that 2 of the rare female speakers on the No Fluff, Just Stuff in recent times have been ThoughtWorkers: Tiffany and our CTO, Rebecca Parsons. ThoughtWorks can be a bit of a fraternal atmosphere as well (especially amongst developers which, despite concerted efforts, still remain largely male), which means that Tiffany and other ThoughtWorks females learn to tolerate too many male geeks being around, like the speakers at No Fluff, Just Stuff.

Tiffany is going to be talking about Agile practices this weekend in Tampa. Her talks include The Agile Mindset: Applying Agile in Non-Technical Areas of an Organization, Iteration Management: What's in Your Toolkit, and Agile Project and Management Metrics: Measuring Success Downward and Upward. If you're in Tampa this weekend (or at a future tour stop), do yourself a favor and go see Tiffany speak.

1 comment:

ArtElliot said...

I saw Tiffany speak in Tampa. I was so impressed by her Iteration Management discussion that I stayed for her Metrics session. She was awesome.