About the Authors
Samall Hazziez leverages 20+ years as an IT Professional - Business Services Solution Provider. Samall distinguishes himself as a Senior Level Business Strategist serving in the capacity of a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Currently, Samall is senior managing and business consultant partner for Preferred Professionals Business Group (PPBG), and serves as network partner with 3Back IT Consultants. His mission focus is simply building and stimulating high performance teams to the extent they are empowered and positioned to positively influence their organization's competitive advantage - this with the highest standards of excellence and customer satisfaction.
Douglas E. Shimp has 17 years of experience in the technology field and has played key roles in software development (developer, QA, Analyst, Manager, Leader, Coach and Consultant etc). Doug whose passion is about teams and applied learning for real product development is establishing himself as a leader in this area. Currently, Doug is managing partner with 3Back, a consulting business that focuses on "making teams better" at applied agile product development. 3Back's focus has broadened considerably in the last couple of years as Doug has been getting requests outside of classic software development to apply agile to things like architecture firms, marketing houses and auto auctions.