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Andrea Provaglio

I'm an independent professional with almost twenty years of experience in the field of Information Technology.

I assist clients from many different domains, which can range from large organizations such as the European Commission in Brussels, or large multinational banks, to small and dynamic IT companies.

I currently work in Europe. I also worked in the U.S. for four years on a O-1 visa for "extraordinary abilities in Sciences".

I've been a speaker at major international IT conferences, occasionally in front of audiences of 1000-2000 people, and I contributed to a few books and publications.

For more information about my professional accomplishments, please refer to this page.

Mission

Together with my associates, I help our clients to create better software and to build better development teams.

Services

We assist our clients – whom we refer to as partners – on many different facets of industrial software development, including:

  • Adoption of Agile methods such as Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum
  • Coaching and training on:
    • Java/J2EE development
    • Ruby/Rails development
    • iPhone/iPad development
  • Secure programming
  • Software design and best practices
  • Software security assessments
  • Architectural assessments
  • Skill assessments
  • Team building

Our experience ranges from working with large, multicultural, diverse and geographically dispersed organizations, to working with small- and mid-sized companies; we assisted our partners to create complex Enterprise/Web applications, as well as to develop applications for portable devices.

We offer our entire range of services in Europe; the security-related and iPhone-related services are available in the U.S. as well.

Soft Skills

More and more companies are understanding that the efficiency of their teams, the success of their software development projects (being delivered on time, on budget, providing the most valuable features to the users and without major defects), plus the short-term and long-term quality of the technical artifacts, are hardly just a technical matter.

Instead, it’s the soft skills – the way all the people involved in the project are able to communicate and cooperate – that really makes the difference.

In my work I include the fundamental, yet frequently overlooked fact that software is created by people for the people. I developed an approach to industrial software development which, in addition to fostering technical excellence, integrates and balances some of the modern practices currently in use – such as the Agile methods – with principles coming from humanistic disciplines, especially with a systemic perspective.

Contact

For more information about us, please just contact me.

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Latest Updates
Speaking at Scandev on Tour 2011
I'll be giving my "Overcoming Self-organization Blocks" presentation at Scandev on Tour 2011, October 18 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Speaking at Agile Prague 2011
I'll be giving my "Overcoming Self-organization Blocks" presentation at Agile Prague 2011, September 29-30 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Speaking at Agile Eastern Europe 2011
I'll be giving my "Overcoming Self-organization Blocks" presentation at AgileEE 2011, September 23-24 2011 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Speaking at ALE2011
I'll be giving my "Overcoming Self-organization Blocks" presentation at ALE 2011, September 7-9 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
Speaking at Agile2011
I'm pleased and honored to give my talk "Overcoming Self-organization Blocks" at Agile2011, August 8-12 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.