Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer who has been managing projects for over twelve years. Lacey honed his agile skills at Microsoft, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. Mitch's first agile team at Microsoft was coached by Ward Cunningham (creator of the wiki and co-creator of Extreme Programming), Jim Newkirk (creator of nUnit) and David Anderson (Kanban advocate). He transitioned from Program Manager to Agile Coach at Microsoft; later, becoming Agile Practice Manager at Ascentium. He has presented at Agile Alliance, the Better Software Conference, and several SQE Agile Development Practices events.