Agile Analytics Coach & Trainer
Winterboer Agile Analytics
I am living Agile. Well, I’m trying to, anyway. I believe in the theories and ideas behind Agile so strongly that I even apply them to my personal life. It’s true! When I am planning a trip, it becomes a sprint. My husband and I have daily standups (while walking around our local pond) and meet weekly for family retrospectives. As I grow my business, I use a kanban board to manage our process.
So, I know when you came to this page you expected to see all my certifications, memberships, education. Well, yeah. I have that. It’s right here. But, I figured since I have you here, I really want to go beyond what you thought you’d find.
I worked hard for those creds, but they don’t really help you understand how deeply I really “get” Agile in the BI and DW worlds.
I’ve been swimming in this water for more than 15 years, and Agile + Data makes sense to me. It just makes sense. And it’s fun! It’s exciting. And I feel like I’ve found my space. And I’m excited to share it with you and be an Agile Analytics promoter!
My first job out of grad school in the mid-90’s was business analyst for a startup. Naturally, the folks who had invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into our company cared very much that the data they reviewed each month was reliable and insightful… hence I became THE “data warehouse” for that company, providing 54 “critical success factors” to the executives and board of directors each month. My second job was as a software developer for an agile consulting firm. Here I am, years later, still excited and inspired by the data and agile worlds. I intrinsically see how Agile works for BI and DW. Watch my blog for examples. I speak on the topic throughout the year and at many conferences. You can catch my schedule on the events page. I’m also honored and enjoy teaching Ken Collier’s Agile Analytics courses.
On a personal note –
I live in Colorado with my husband, daughter and our two Boston terriers. I grew up here, went to school here, and I’ve traveled abroad many times (and am planning many more trips). I’m very lucky to live near my parents, my brother and his family and now my husband’s parents have moved here as well. I’m so grateful and blessed to be on this journey and surrounded by family and friends!
My main sensory connection to the world is visual. I rarely forget a face, and if you’re wearing a name tag when we meet I’ll probably remember your name for a long time to come (as well as what you were wearing, and your expression when we met!). Beautiful and surprising photographs grab my attention more than text ever could. So, some people collect books or shoes or gadgets, but if I could afford it, I’d collect glasses (which help me SEE the world!).
They are made with wood! How cool is that? Since I can’t afford to purchase every frame I like, I take pictures of them and share them here: cool glasses. (A thank you in advance to those of you who let me take your picture when I can’t stop staring at your awesome frames!)