James Waletzky is a partner at Crosslake Technologies, where he performs technical due diligence on software companies, optimizes software engineering systems, and enables development team improvements in time-to-market, productivity, and overall quality. He has more than twenty years of experience in the software industry, including eleven years working on or with agile teams. Previously, James held development leadership roles at Microsoft, including Xbox where he helped ship Kinect, Windows Phone, Content Management Server, and Engineering Excellence. In his spare time, James hikes with his family, writes, develops games, and plays a multitude of sports. He recently contributed to the book Agile Project Management with Kanban.