Peter Leeson is a freelance consultant and coach focused on business effectiveness. With half a century of experience in the software industry, he is a former process improvement appraiser and instructor for the CMMI Institute. He is an internationally renowned speaker, instructor, and consultant. After spending many years being a process improvement consultant, Peter has focused more and more on the need for job satisfaction and the feeling of achievement as the ultimate key to quality, which means lower time to market and lower costs. Peter has worked in nearly every continent (still missing South America and Antarctica) and believes that any change for the better in an organisation has to be deeply rooted in the culture of the country, the organisation and the team. Rather than pushing a standard, model or theory, Peter believes in identifying the most pragmatic approach to resolving quality-related issues in the organisation by clearly aligning top-down objectives, goals and strategies with bottom-up practices and culture.
(UBB & Colors in Projects)
Dan is a speaker, author, coach, and consultant in agile and predictive project management. He is partner at Colors in Project and lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Babes-Bolyai University where he delivers trainings and courses on Agile Methodologies, Project Management and Databases.
He has more than 20 years of software development experience, more than half of which spent coordinating teams of various sizes as technical leader, Project Manager, Scrum Master or Director of Delivery. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca and since 2000 has a PhD in Informatics. Dan is passionate about video games and animated movies.
I am one of the lucky people to do what they love to do, to fuel my passion for technology. Slowly I moved from building things and discovering new technical challenges by myself, to build teams and work with them to do this together. And more interesting I discovered a real sense of personal accomplishment by sharing what I know with the others. Writing articles, speaking at events, mentoring are things which I never thought I would love to do, but definitely are completing my passion for technology. All the experience I gained, the roles which I filled over time are just a consequence (even a bonus) of what I like to do.