Director, Agile Development Services
Duane Edghill defines and implements Agile standards across all levels of Maximus Federal. He is responsible for ensuring all organizations are properly trained in the various disciplines and practices of Agile, Scaled Agile, and DevOps, providing a standard response to Agile proposals, providing Agile Coaching within Maximus Federal to clients, and ensuring any recommended Agile or DevOps applications are vetted by Maximus Federal first. Duane helps win new business opportunities by supporting the sales pipeline.
Before joining Maximus, Duane served as Senior Agile Coach for Gannett, Accenture Federal, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS FEPOC). He was also a scrum master and Agile coach for Capital One as well as a technical program and project manager for various companies.
Duane holds both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Operations Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds several Agile certifications and awards, including SPC, RTE, CSP, LeSS, DaD, CSM, ICP, Kanban, LSS Green Belt, and DevOps.
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What was a hard lesson you have learned professionally?
As a "get it done" type of person, eagerness has been my challenge. I like to resolve issues as they arise. With experience, I have learned to collect sufficient information, then decide on the most effective plan of action.
What professional advice might you offer to people just getting started in their careers?
Understand that, just because you graduated college, your learning journey is not at an end. To stay competitive in today’s world, you must continue to learn the latest trends and technologies that impact your job.
What are some of the biggest problems facing your industry this year?
We live in a fast-paced environment where people want it their way, right away. As such, we must have not just development programs but also business organizations that are agile and nimble enough to support the dynamic, fast-paced technology development market. We must change how we work and how we manage, organize, and think about our solutions and the teams that build and support them.