Jim Damato Jim Damato

Jim Damato, Solutions Architect – CA Technologies

Jim Damato is a senior technology leader with 20 years of responsibility and accountability for taking enterprise software and IT initiatives from vision and strategy thru rollout and support. He has been successful in environments like publicly traded companies, quick-growing startups, and federal agencies, starting as a software engineer in Silicon Valley in the heyday of the Internet where he was first exposed to early Agile techniques.

After the tech economy crash he landed in Washington DC leading large, technology-focused project teams as a federal contractor. He learned about a process called Waterfall and thought, “Why would you do it like that?” He never forgot his Agile roots and developed an ability to look at Agile through a Waterfall lens and Waterfall through an Agile lens.

He now helps companies implement their Agile strategies as a Solutions Architect for CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software) where he is a product specialist and Agile expert. His expertise includes applying Agile in a real-world, hands-on, boots-on- the-ground way; and helping customers through the hybrid-hell that comes when implementations move beyond theory and get messy.

Jim is PMP, ITIL, CSM, PMI-ACP, CSP and SAFe Agilist certified.

 

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