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Walter is the founder of Planigle, a company which provides consulting, training and tools to help teams get the most out of agile development. While at Planigle, Walter has worked with companies from start ups to large enterprises to assist them in their software practices. He has also developed an agile project management tool to help teams manage their backlogs, their iterations and their releases.
Prior to that Walter was a senior director of engineering at BMC Software where he led engineering of the Service Impact and Event Management and Performance Management product lines (scaling agile to groups of up to 150 engineers across multiple continents).
Walter’s first experience with agile techniques was as the Vice President of Software Development for Evity in the late 90’s (acquired by BMC in April 2000). After a brief period using BMC's more waterfall oriented processes, Walter’s teams at BMC reintroduced agile development in January 2005. Their approach in using agile development while merging PATROL Express and PATROL Classic technology to form BMC Performance Manager earned them the Application Development Trends 2006 Innovator Award.
Walter has a wife (Tara) and two kids (Brynn and Erika) and lives in Austin, Texas. He enjoys running, lifting weights and doing kung fu. On fall weekends, you’ll find him watching the Texas Longhorns.