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 Jim Highsmith

Jim Highsmith directs Cutter Consortium's Agile Project Management Advisory Service, is a fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council, and and is a member of the Software Development Productivity Council for Flashline, Inc.. He has 25-plus years experience as an IT manager, product manager, project manager, consultant, and software developer. Jim has consulted with IT and product development organizations and software companies in the U.S., Europe, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Japan, India, and New Zealand to help them adapt to the accelerated pace of development in increasingly complex, uncertain environments.

Jim consults in the areas of Agile Project Management, Adaptive Software Development, and Team Collaboration.

He has held technical and management positions with software, computer hardware, banking and energy companies. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Management.

Agile Software Development Author and Speaker

Jim is author of Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (Addison Wesley 2004), Agile Software Development Ecosystems (Addison-Wesley, 2002), and Adaptive Software Development: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Complex Systems (Dorset House, 2000) which won the prestigious Jolt Award.

Jim is co-editor, with Alistair Cockburn, of the Agile Software Development Series of books from Addison Wesley. He is a coauthor of the Agile Manifesto, and a founding member of The AgileAlliance.

Jim is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide, has published dozens of articles in major industry publications and was the editor of Cutter's eBusiness Application Delivery newsletter. His ideas about project management in the Information Age have been featured in ComputerWorld and the Economic Times in India.

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