We've worked in multiple domains, using a wide variety of incremental methodologies and technologies. We have deep and practical experience using RUP and Agile Methodologies (Scrum, XP, and Kanban) and like to think there are very few software scenarios we haven't experienced.
We've been using Extreme Programming since 2001, Scrum practices since the late 1990's, and Kanban since 2009. Point is -- we're not a recent convert to agile, but instead we've been using the methods since the inception of the ideas and approaches. And we bring that wealth of experience to every engagement.
We work with each client to fully assess and understand their needs. Then propose a solution that will help supplement your experience and achieve your goals. That solution can take the form of customized coaching, consulting and training.
RGCG was formed in the Fall of 2001 to provide consulting and training services to aid your software teams in outstanding project execution.
Robert (Bob) Galen is President and Principal Consultant of RGCG. Bob, in conjunction with our other consulting associates, has deep experience across a spectrum of business contexts and methodologies that you can leverage in a wide variety of ways.
As you can see from our affiliations, we subscribe to many of the tenants of the Agile Methods and bring seasoned and practical agility experience to each engagement.
We also have breadth introducing agility from small startup and entrepreneurial environments to large-scale, enterprise-level organizations. While this spectrum of cultures requires nimbleness and subtlety to effectively navigate, our experience is that agility works nicely across this spectrum.
A member of the Agile Leadership Network
We're active members of PMI, IEEE, and ACM
Bob has been a contributing speaker at every Agile Conference from 2007 - 2012; and was an active volunteer for several of them. You see we're not simply an agile practitioner, but we are active in the Agile Community and endeavor to "give back" to that community wherever possible.
Bob is a Certified Scrum Master Practicing (CSP), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC). He's held these certifications since 2004, 2007, and 2012 respectively.
Of particular note is the CSC. As of May 2012, there were only 46 CSC's in the world. Bob became #47. The certification process was arduous, consisting of detailed experience reports, recommendations, and an in-person interview. Material preparation took 3 months and the process itself, roughly 6 months. It was nearly a year in-process.
Beyond that, the rejection rate for CSC applications is incredibly high--as the bar for entry is high. The Scrum Alliance looks for wide-ranging and deep coaching experience at an enterprise and organizational level. We're quite proud that Bob is now a member of this elite group of Agile/Scrum coaches.