David J. Anderson and Associates Announces New Executive Additions, Promotions for its Growing Business Management Consulting & Events Business
SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — After experiencing record revenues and growth in 2011, David J. Anderson and Associates (DJAA), a leading international Kanban-driven business management firm, announced today the addition of key management positions and organizational changes designed to position the company for even greater growth in 2012.
Keith Mitchell joins the company as President while Mike Burrows joins as Vice President of Educational Programs. Both are based in the United Kingdom and will play important roles as the company continues its international expansion. In addition, Janice Linden-Reed has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing and will oversee the company’s communications and marketing programs, as well as serve as President of its Blue Hole Press publishing division.
“Demand for our consulting services and workshops has skyrocketed in both the US and EU,” said David J. Anderson, founder and CEO. “Companies worldwide are rapidly learning that Kanban is a way for organizations to create and maintain sustainable knowledge-based workforces. These organizations are gaining a unique competitive advantage because their workers are more productive and less prone to burnout.”
Mitchell comes to DJAA after an impressive and diverse management career that has included working with start-ups, early-stage companies and large corporations alike, including Sprint Nextel Corporation. He has experience developing corporate and marketing strategy and in financial management. At DJAA he will be responsible for company operations, finance and business development, as well as developing the UK and Irish market with Mike Burrows.
Burrows has led development teams and larger IT functions for much of his career, working in the aerospace, software tools, finance and energy sectors. His previous positions include Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank and IT Director for the energy risk management consultancy Encore International. Mike is well known to the Kanban community through the sharing of his experiences leading one of the first Kanban implementations in Central Europe.
Linden-Reed has been with DJAA since 2010 and was previously Director of Marketing and Communications. Under her guidance the company grew its annual number of workshops and greatly enhanced its brand and position in the Kanban marketplace.
About David J. Anderson & Associates
David J. Anderson and Associates is a management consulting firm focused on improving performance of technology companies. Anderson has more than 20 years management experience leading teams on agile software development projects. David was a founder of the agile movement through his involvement in the creation of Feature Driven Development. He was also a founder of the APLN, a non-profit dedicated to improving management and leadership in technology companies. Recently David has been focusing his attention on business agility and enterprise scale agile software transitions through a synergy of the CMMI model for organizational maturity with Agile and Lean methods.
David has been a manager and leader of great software teams delivering cutting edge software products since 1991. He has a successful track record of building progressively bigger teams capable of hyper productive performance and superior quality. He has authored two books, “Agile Management for Software Engineering – Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results” published in 2003, and “Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business” in 2010.
David is also a founder of the Lean Software & Systems Consortium, a not for profit organization that seeks to bring a new level of professional conduct and capability to the software and systems engineering professions. David also helped create the Limited WIP Society a loosely affiliated organization to encourage the development of a community of people using Kanban (and other pull systems) in software engineering and project management. He is a co-author of the Technical Note from the Software Engineering Institute, “Agile and CMMI: Why not embrace both!”
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