Jezz Santos is a Software Delivery Excellence Consultant operating in the software industry for some 20 years. He specializes in partnering with software delivery organizations and helping them realize success by building hyper-productive development teams using advanced lean and agile software development processes, practices and productivity tools. He spent the last 11 years at Microsoft as a Principal Consultant to enterprise customers in all industries and geographies, and prior to that as a leading software developer in several start-up companies.
His personal goal is to enable customers to deliver software solutions more predictably and consistently at drastically reduced costs, using techniques that harness, encapsulate and reuse the institutionalized knowledge and experiences of those in the organization – scaling the organization’s expertise and efficiency to reach new markets.
His passion is to help drive the software engineering industry forward from a cottage design industry into evolving, embracing and implementing automation, standardization and reuse more effectively and economically.
His career has led him around the globe to several unique opportunities in Europe, Asia, the South Pacific and the Americas. He has been immersed in product development in a multitude of trusted architecture and development leadership roles across many industries and for various types of companies including: research & development, independent software vendors and global solution integrators. Until recently, he had been at Microsoft more than 11 years in a Principal Consulting and Architect role leading and managing teams of elite consultants and subject matter experts, assuring excellence in delivery of software solutions to the business.
He is an industry leader in software productivity tools, and building lean and agile development teams and centres of software development excellence. He also leads an open source community for maintaining an evolutionary software development productivity toolset. You can find him speaking at various public technical events, and he is the author of several industry whitepapers and technical articles.