Ken Pugh is a fellow consultant with Net Objectives (www.netobjectives.com). He helps companies transform into lean-agility through training and coaching. His particular interests are in communication (particularly effectively communicating requirements), delivering business value, and using lean principles to deliver high quality quickly. He also trains, mentors, and testifies on technology topics ranging from object-oriented design to Linux/Unix. He has written several programming books, including the 2006 Jolt Award winner, Prefactoring. His latest books are Lean-Agile Acceptance Test Driven Development: Better Software Through Collaboration. and Essential Skills For The Agile Developer. He has helped clients from London to Boston to Sydney to Beijing to Hyderabad. When not computing, he enjoys snowboarding, windsurfing, biking, and hiking the Appalachian Trail.