What’s the best way to build talent and deliver quality products? For Jamie, MentorMate’s president, the answer lies in giving people the freedom to do excellent work. Jamie plans the evolution of MentorMate’s technical teams so they can help a greater variety of clients overcome modern business challenges.
MentorMate President, Software Development Leader & Team Builder
Prior to joining MentorMate Jamie held leadership positions for commercial software companies such as Connexions Loyalty Travel Solutions, As One Technologies, and HighJump Software gaining experience in nearly every role related to the successful creation of commercial software. One constant in Jamie’s career has been leading distributed software development teams in several countries around the world. Jamie finds great reward in helping software teams reach their fullest potential through Agile Development methods and by fostering an environment where members are empowered to do their best work. Jamie is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Dakota.
Entries by Jamie Bolseth
Predictable velocity allows product development teams to arm sales, marketing and leadership with advance notice of interesting features. Follow these best practices to find a software release cadence your team can maintain.
Agile distributed teams are the latest trend in offshore development as businesses seek to satisfy the growing worldwide demand for technical talent. Can they be realized in daily practice? MentorMate President Jamie Bolseth and Vice President of Strategic Consulting Craig Knighton share.
Core principles in the Agile Manifesto take five minutes to read and a lifetime to understand. But, tenets take on new meaning managing remote teams. How can teams maintain effective communication patterns when they are separated by two or more time zones?
“Individuals and interactions over processes and tools” is a core tenet of Agile. If face-to-face conversation is important and teams are becoming more distributed, then is “remote Agile development” an oxymoron?
Empower your product advocates or sales force with an accurate and equally inspiring development story. Write one by creating a project plan.