(CSM, CST, CSPO, CSP-SM, CSP-PO)
Jeff McKenna has been a practicing software professional since 1962 and has covered all technical
aspects of software development including analysis, design, coding, testing, maintenance and training.
He has fulfilled roles of team player, consultant, mentor, entrepreneur and gun for hire.
He has always been on the leading edge of computing: just being in software in the early 1960's; the
development of mini computers; then microprocessors, artificial intelligence and object oriented
development; and most recently in the area of agile development practices. He was a coach on the very
first Scrum team in 1993. He helped start and contributed for over a decade to the very long-lived and
successful OOPSLA conference. He is very proud of his role in that conference helping bring together
practitioners and academics.
In the last decade, Jeff has focused on mentoring and training and brings a wealth of experience and
stories to his seminars and classes. Over the years Jeff has consulted, mentored and taught software
engineers at many companies including Cisco, Cigna, Sprint, Paypal, Amdahl, Lockheed, Yahoo!, Microsoft
and a number of smaller startups. He has also taught and mentored in Europe and Asia.