Analyst Profile

Bill Blosen

Bill Blosen

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 in the Applications and Software Engineering Strategy & Practices research team. Mr. Blosen's research focus is on helping senior application leaders and 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, agile coaching, agile transformation, agile at scale and team productivity with an emphasis on people and culture.

Background

Previous Experience

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 from 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.

Professional Background

  • 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, 2 years

Education

  • B.S., Computer Science, The University of Michigan

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM, CSP-PO)
  • ICAgile Agile Certified Coach ICP-ACC
  • Scaled Agile Framework SAFe Program Consultant SPC

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