John Clifford
John Clifford

About your instructor

John Clifford is a Senior Fellow and Agile Practices Lead at Construx Software where he focuses on software development, project management, portfolio management, product management, and organizational management practices. John has three decades experience across the software development and organizational management spectrum, working for small startups and the world’s largest software company. He has been an individual contributor, development manager, group project manager, development director, and CEO.

John has worked on software for everything from microcomputers to mainframes, in domains as disparate as mobile telephony platforms, desktop applications, asynchronous device drives, and computer-to-computer telecommunications. He has developed software in assembler, C, C++, .NET, and Java on platforms that include CP/M, Unix, VAX VMS, MVS/TSO, MacOS, Windows, OS/2, Windows CE, and Linux. He understands project management as a successful practitioner, and as one of the original software developers on Microsoft Project for Windows. His product management skills include the design and creation of industry-recognized software, and he has helped clients focus on the essentials to deliver more quickly with higher revenue.

John has led numerous successful Scrum and Lean-Kanban adoptions, and his clients include several Fortune 500 companies with locations across the US, Europe, and Asia. He holds Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Scrum Professional certifications for the Scrum Alliance. He is a charter Kanban Coaching Professional, at the invitation of the Lean-Kanban University. He presents at Lean, Agile, and Scrum conferences, and has been recognized for his knowledge and ability in the application of Agile and Lean principles to all facets of software project planning, management and execution.

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John’s courses

Scrum In Depth Live

Learn everything you need to ensure your transition to Scrum is successful. In the years since the Agile Manifesto, Scrum has emerged as the most popular Agile process for managing software development projects. This course will teach you what you need to become certified in Scrum.

Duration: 13h 11m