James Robertson is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence practice. He currently advises companies on how to adapt modern software development techniques to fit specific projects and how to effectively transfer the new technologies to the software developers within the organization. During the last five years, his research has focused on the development of object-oriented systems, technology transfer techniques, and effective ways of determining system requirements.
Mr. Robertson has worked on almost every type of information system. His career began in 1969 as part of a team building one of the first Australian online banking systems to use a minicomputer as the host for a terminal network. Mr. Robertson moved on to head up the data processing department of Time-Life Australia, where he added managerial skills to his growing portfolio of projects. Since then he has consulted, together with Suzanne Robertson, on numerous large-scale projects in Europe and the US. Among these was the analysis of a television air-time sales system for one of the independent television companies, which was later adapted to become the case study for their groundbreaking book, Complete Systems Analysis: the Workbook, the Textbook, the Answers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.