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Andrew Smith, Principal Architect

Andrew Smith, Principal Architect
Andrew is a Principal Architect at ISE and leads ISE’s Agile community. He recently earned two new Agile certifications: ICAgile Certified Expert – Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) and ACI Certified Teams Transformation Coach (ACI-CTTC). Andrew is passionate about creating great teams, great software and great customer experiences, and is constantly looking for ways to adapt industry experience and best practices into ISE. In his free time, Andrew enjoys dancing Argentine Tango, public speaking with Toastmasters International, and Yoga.

Recent Posts

Getting to ELD: An Agile Journey (Part 1)

Dec 05, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

On June 30th, 2017, ISE Fleet Services registered a certified compliant ELD (Electronic Logging Device) with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). Our journey to reach this milestone was long and arduous... and was also a series of lessons in applying an Agile mindset. In this blog post, I share what I see as some of the key lessons from our journey.

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Looking Out for the Whole Enterprise

Nov 02, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

"Think Globally, Act Locally." I recall first hearing this phrase in my youth, applied to connecting our personal choices to environmental impact. I'm thinking about it today in the context of Agile teams: having the bigger picture in mind is an important piece of our overall success. I've seen this recently with several team interactions… 

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A Portfolio Approach to Test Automation

Oct 05, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

At what level should you automate tests? Unit test only? GUI-driven tests? Something else? In this blog post, I reflect on a recent experience with both pain and value, and how I am coming to imagine a portfolio approach to test automation. 

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How About a Retrospective... On Our Retrospectives?

Sep 07, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

Are our retrospectives valuable? Are our teams improving? These are two questions that come to mind when I think about comments or articles I've seen about resistance to retrospectives or the time spent in themI think we can learn a lot by conducting a retrospective… on our retrospectives. Through such a retrospective we seek learning by exploring the following questions:

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