“. . . earned the respect of the developers, the designers, and team leaders, which is no easy accomplishment”
I have worked with Michael for the last two years on a software development project for one of his clients. I am a Project Manager for the team, which includes software engineers based here in Ukraine, as well as DevOps resources in India, a pen-testing group in Colombia, and various technical experts and code reviewers that Michael has brought in from the US. Michael is outstanding at what he does. He is a master facilitator who can help all parties understand each other correctly and remove false assumptions from everyone’s head. As a Project Manager, I know that a key value of any agile framework is communication, which bridges the gap between business people and technical people—Michael functions as that bridge. I have seen him lead intense in-the-weeds engineering conversations with our most experienced developers and quickly change gears to talk at a high-level with executives. He has earned the respect of the developers, the designers, and team leaders, which is no easy accomplishment. Michael brings a vast amount of experience to software projects, and everyone on our team has learned a lot from him. If you want to learn about what works or doesn’t work in our industry, ask Michael.