hey, I'm derek


I've been blogging since 2008. I actually got paid for it for a while. I went on rants, advised people on project management and how to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, and now I talk about productivity, start-ups and a few other things.

Without needing to go look at my LinkedIn profile, just know that I was in the Marines, I've started a few companies, and then started advising and consulting.  

Chances are, if you meet me in the real world, I'll have a cup of coffee in my hand. 


Here are a few places I presented or spoke at.

  • Agile Baltimore
  • AgileDC 2019
  • B'More Agile Meetup - Spring 2018
  • Heart of Agile 2017 (Pittsburgh)
  • Agile Coaching DC Meetup - March 2017
  • Heart of Agile 2016 (Philadelphia)
  • Agile Dialogs (Washington DC) 2015
  • Agile Baltimore Unconference 2015
  • Project Management Symposium 2015 (Washington DC)
  • Agile 2014
  • IIBA Baltimore Chapter - March 2014
  • PMI Southern Maryland Chapter - 2013
  • Project Management Symposium 2013 (Washington DC)
  • PMI Puerto Rico Simposio Anual 2012
  • PMI Global Congress 2012
  • Project Management Symposium 2012 (Washington DC)
  • AgileDC 2011
  • WorkOut 2011 Work Management Summit
  • Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference 2011