Cheryl Hammond

Cheryl Hammond, a.k.a. bsktcase, has more than 14 years’ experience as a software developer in the private and public sectors. She has used Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server on real-world projects—including the unlikely combination of Scrum-ban with TFS 2008 and the CMMI template—and led her team’s successful adoption of Scrum for a mission-critical regulatory compliance project under multi-agency state and federal government oversight, all of which leads her to believe that anything is possible. She is not sorry for her many biases, including strong preferences for servant-style leadership and team-based, holistic problem-solving and a strong aversion to agile zealotry. Cheryl leads the Northwest Cadence Practices Team, focusing on the ways in which agility, architecture, and test practices improve the lives of developers, strengthen teams, and deliver better software.