Todd Little is VP of Product Development for IHS, the leading provider of information and analytics shaping today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. For over 30 years he has been involved in almost all aspects of software development with a focus on commercial software applications for oil and gas exploration and production.
In 2003, he co-founded the Agile Development Conference, and served as the General Chair for ADC2004, Agile2005 and Agile2006 and returned for the 10 year anniversary of the Agile Manifesto to be the General Chair of Agile2011. He was on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance from 2004-2011.
He is a co-author of the Declaration of Interdependence for Agile Project Leadership (www.pmdoi.org) and a founding member and past President of the Agile Leadership Network (ALN).
Along with Pollyanna Pixton, Niel Nickolaisen, and Kent McDonald, he is a co-author of the book “Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility,” Addison Wesley
Todd is a well known speaker and writer on several software engineering topics including business value, uncertainty, complexity and leadership.
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