Jeff Dalton

Jeff Dalton is Chief Evangelist at, an Agile Leadership Research and Development organization. Jeff began his career as an orchestral musician, playing with symphonies in Spain, Mexico, and the US, but made the transition to software in 1988 after being given an early CP/M luggable on which he first developed applications for music educators. With over 25 years as a developer, architect, director, VP, CIO, and consultant in the automotive, defense, and health care sectors, he applies his experience and unique approach to technology leadership to help software teams be more agile while building stronger capability. He is author of several books on Agile, Scrum, and CMMI, and is the principle author of the Agile Performance Holarchy, a new model for enabling large-scale self-organizing teams.