Jutta Eckstein is a consultant, coach, and trainer at IT Communication, based in Braunschweig, Germany. Her know-how in agile processes comes from nearly twenty years of experience developing object-oriented applications. She has helped teams and organizations all over the world make the transition to an agile approach, and has extensive experience in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large, distributed, mission-critical projects. She is a member of the Agile Alliance and serves on the program committees of several European and American conferences in the areas of agile development, object-orientation, and patterns. For more information, visit www.jeckstein.com.