Sr Director Analyst
4 years at Gartner, 38 years industry experience
Location: USA | Language(s): English, German
Roles and Responsibilities
Bill Blosen is a Sr. Director Research Analyst and Key Initiative leader in the Software Engineering Leaders team. Mr. Blosen's research focus is on helping software engineering leaders with the key decisions and initiatives they must undertake due to digital business transformation. His focus areas include agile, DevOps, Kanban, lean, platform engineering, developer experience, agile coaching, agile transformation, agile at scale and team productivity with an emphasis on people and culture.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Blosen was the Enterprise Agile and DevOps Coach at Macy's technology where he drove the journey to better agile, DevOps and lean practices for the technology organization working closely with the C suite all the way down to the teams and across omnichannel e-commerce all the way to cash registers and fulfilment centers. He started his career as a network protocol engineer at a small startup and quickly rose through the ranks. After becoming good at mission-critical enterprise infrastructure and application development tools using waterfall at Compaq and HP, he pivoted his whole career to agile and cloud. As a ScrumMaster at HP Cloud, he loved helping teams improve with agile methods and continuous learning. This lead to a three-year stay at Cisco Cloud Services as ScrumMaster and Enterprise Agile & DevOps Coach. He was responsible for all agile and PMO practices and was a key leader of the scaled agile and DevOps transformation. This experience, both in the trenches and as a thought leader, cemented the core values needed for effective agile transformations.
- Cisco (Cisco Cloud Services), Enterprise Agile & DevOps Coach, 3 years
- HP (Compaq, Tandem), R&D Software Engineering Director, 27 years
- Macy's, Enterprise Agile & DevOps Coach, 3 years
- B.S., Computer Science, The University of Michigan
- Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM, CSP-PO)
- ICAgile Agile Certified Coach ICP-ACC
- Scaled Agile Framework SAFe Program Consultant SPC
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16 March 2023Quick Answer: What Are the Differences Between a Project- and Product-Centric Business Case?
27 February 2023Key Decisions When Forming Software Engineering Teams
23 February 2022Quick Answer: What Should a Definition of Done Contain?
- 13 September 2023 - 14 September 2023 Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit
- 16 October 2023 - 19 October 2023 IT Symposium/Xpo
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