“Dick has provided energetic support to the multiple stakeholders with whom he works. He works effectively in a variety of environments, including maintaining long-term productive virtual team relationships. Dick is a tireless champion of agile methods. Dick is an effective communicator. He is an experienced trainer and presenter. He maintains good communications with his teammates, many of whom are located around the country.” T.D.
“Dick is recognized in the agile community as one of the champions of agile methods. In addition to continuing support of software agile teams and projects, Dick is now providing significant support to the SE agile team. Dick has been a presenter on agile methods at industry conferences.” P.M.
“Dick has exceeded my expectations for tasks, training and support. I am not sure how he finds all of the time and energy to complete the items that he has assigned to him. I see him online at all hours of the day and late night working on our projects. In the training, Dick provides an exceptional insight in how Agile can be applied in different scenarios and projects. Dick had direct and indirect input and influence teaching students in Australia, Sweden, Russia, Poland and the United Kingdom. Dick is an invaluable and irreplaceable piece of my team.” J.H.
“Dick gave incredible coaching and mentoring support to our program. His training and support has allowed us to operate efficiently and timely. Even the working environment has improved as people have become happier with their more productive output. And implementing his wishes has made our customer happier and more willing to entertain new business. Dick should be considered outstanding in all categories of performance values, and whatever they are paying him, it is not enough. I wish he was a permanent part of our organization.” M.C.
“Dick and I collaborate regarding the use of Agile development methods both for software and systems engineering. We are both participating in a team run by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) regarding the use of Agile in a DoD environment. Dick is always very supportive in providing me with help when I need some guidance or want to know how things work for teams that he supports. He is very articulate both verbally and written and is able to make others understand his perspective. His input is highly valued by the SEI group that we support as well as by me. Whenever I need a bit of sage wisdom, I always look to Dick and know that I can count on his support and guidance.” D.B.
“In addition to Dick Carlson’s expertise in software agile methods, within the Systems Engineering (SE) agile team, Dick has been playing a leadership role in the adaptation of the SE process to incorporate agile methods. He continues to coach and mentor programs in the application of agile methods. Dick’s contributions are “instrumental” to ongoing development…..” J.A.