Chris is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises and has been helping clients adopt Visual Studio Team since early 2006. Chris believes that effective software development is achieved through understanding the business opportunity, knowledge of current technology, and use of appropriate software development processes. Chris has consulted with companies in industries including Communications, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Real Estate and Retail to propose, design, and implement custom solutions involving enterprise grade messaging, collaboration, and integration. Currently Chris is primarily focused on Application Lifecycle Management and contributes to the VSTS community by creating and maintaining TeamSystemLive.com and co-organizing the Dallas VSTS User Group. Chris graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.