software solutions / project leadership / agile coaching and training

About Me

Hi, I’m Jon Kruger and I am a software developer in Columbus, OH. I specialize in software solutions, project leadership, and Agile coaching and training and I have experience in a wide range of industries and environments. I use my experience as a leader and software developer to find ways to create better quality software, improve the software development process, and maximize value for the business. I have over 15 years of experience developing software (mostly with .NET, Ruby, and JavaScript) and have been involved in every aspect of the software development process.

I believe software development is a craft in which quality, flexibility, and design are essential to writing good software that will meet business needs and hold up over the course of time. I achieve these goals by using test-driven development, Agile practices, and object-oriented design principles and am actively pursuing new ways to improve the software development process and do things better, faster, and cheaper.

We need software that we can change easily, test quickly, and develop in less time with fewer bugs — all of which will save money and help software keep up with a rapidly changing business environment. I can help you and your team achieve these goals by:

  • Providing technical or process leadership for software projects
  • Helping your team adopt Agile practices
  • Training your team on automated testing (test-driven development, automated acceptance testing)
  • Developing custom software solutions, on my own or as a part of a team

You can find my resume here. If you’d like to contact me, feel free to send me an email anytime or find me on Twitter (@JonKruger).

I have over 15 years of software development experience on several different platforms (.NET, Ruby, JavaScript, SQL Server, and more). I recognize that software is expensive, so I'm always trying to find ways to speed up the software development process, but at the same time remembering that high quality is essential to building software that stands the test of time.
I have experience leading and architecting large Agile software projects and coordinating all aspects of a project's lifecycle. Whether you're looking for technical expertise or someone to lead all aspects of an Agile project, I have proven experience from multiple projects in different environments that can help make your project a success.
Every team and every situation is different, and I believe that processes and tools should be applied with common sense. I've spent the last 10+ years working on projects using Agile and Lean concepts in many different environments, both in leadership roles and as a practitioner doing the work. I can help you develop a process that works best in your organization, not just apply a prescriptive process.
Have any questions? Contact me for more information.
From Stir Trek 2017
Iteration Management - Your Key to Predictable Delivery
From Stir Trek 2016 and QA or the Highway 2015
From CodeMash 2016, QA or the Highway 2014, Stir Trek 2012
The Business of You: 10 Steps For Running Your Career Like a Business
From CodeMash 2015, Stir Trek 2014, CONDG 2012
From Stir Trek 2013, DogFoodCon 2013
(presented with Brandon Childers, Chris Hoover, Laurel Odronic, and Lan Bloch from IGS Energy) from Path to Agility 2012
From CodeMash 2012 and 2013
(presented with Paul Bahler and Kevin Chivington from IGS Energy)
From CodeMash 2011
An idea of how to make JavaScript testable, presented at Stir Trek 2011. The world of JavaScript frameworks has changed greatly since then, but I still agree with the concepts.
A description of how test-driven development works along with some hands-on examples.
From CodeMash 2010
From CodeMash 2010