Ahmet Akdağ serves ACM as Managing Partner and is also one of the founders of the Association of Agile Software Development. He began his career as a software engineer for Turkey’s largest project in the insurance industry and became a professional R & D team leader in the business world before joining ACM.
Alper Tonga is a Lean/Agile experimenter, public speaker, and happiness at work advocate from Turkey. He is a strong follower of visual documentation and predictive planning methods such as; mind maps, user story mapping, Monte-Carlo simulations, and applying mathematical models to forecast project outcomes and boost team awareness.
Jim Coplienis the founder of Organizational Patterns, one of the creators of Software Patterns Disciplines and Agile methodologies, and in the early 90’s, one of the pioneers of Object Oriented Development.A consultant in many different disciplines, he is a researcher, educator and expert in the field.
Ralph has over 16 years of global (DE, UK, USA, CH) product development experience in various technologies and blue chip business domains. Since 2000, when he came in contact with XP, Ralph considers himself as ‘test infected’ and believes that state of the art development practices and a clear focus business value and management are crucial for business success.