Mark Lines co-founded UPMentors in 2007. He is a “disciplined” agile specialist and coaches organizations on all aspects of software development. He is passionate about reducing the huge waste in most IT organizations, and demonstrates hands-on approaches to speeding execution and improving quality with agile and lean techniques. Mark provides IT assessments, and executes course corrections to turn around troubled projects. He writes for many publications and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Mark is also an instructor of IBM Rational and UPMentors courses on subjects such as Agile, RUP, Project Management, Object-oriented Analysis & Design, and Requirements Management. His website is www.UPMentors.com. Mark can be reached at Mark@UPMentors.com.