Ok, so look. I have been studying all these marketing sites, and they have convinced me beyond any doubt: I suck at marketing. So let me just tell you what I don’t suck at, and then you can tell whether we need to be talking.
I can program very well. Oddly enough, I still am interested in projects where I get to “just code”. These make wonderful breaks in the business of teaching and coaching.
I can coach teams in the use of agile methods, especially in any aspect of Extreme Programming. I am one of a very small handful of people who have been coaching agile non-stop for over ten years.
I also teach formal classes. Pretty much everything I teach is in some way discussed or mentioned on this site, but here are a few of the topics:
- Microtesting — The Key To Increasing Productivity
- Working with legacy — The Art Of Getting Mobility
- Coaching Coaches — How To Create Happier, Healthier, and Yes, More Productive Geeks
Finally, I write and speak on the above topics quite frequently. I have been a presenter at JAOO, the Agile series, Software Development East, and the XP series.
That’s what I do, and I do it pretty well, so there are of course references on request.
You may wonder if I charge a gazillion dollars for my skills as a consultant. The answer is that classic of the consulting business: it depends.
I offer many different working packages, from long-distance mentoring to onsite coaching. I do offer a sliding scale, based on how much work, of what kind, and how interesting. Every so often, I even work pro bono.
Think there’s a potential match? Call or write: 434-981-8653, Mike.Hill@AnarchyCreek.com.