Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton has designed and developed software for the past 10 years on a wide variety of projects from on-line aircraft parts ordering to rules-based pricing engines. Since working on an XP team in 2000 at EvantSolutions where he worked for a year under the competent coaching of RobMee, Jeff has been heavily involved in agile methods. In particular Jeff has focused on the application of user centered design techniques on agile projects resulting leaner more collaborative forms of traditional UCD practices. Jeff has found that adding UCD thinking to agile approaches of incremental development and story card writing not only makes those tasks easier but results in much higher quality software. Some of his recent writing on the subject can be found at and in Alistair Cockburn's Crystal Clear. Jeff's currently a proud employee of ThoughtWorks and an active board member of the AgileAlliance. Jeff moderates the yahooGroups agile-usability discussion group:

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