Steven W. Baker is an elected council member in Berkley, Michigan, USA, and chief of staff for the VP & CIO of DTE Energy, a diversified energy company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Professionally, he led the brewing of DTE Energy's "house blend" of agile methods and was instrumental in its CMMI Levels 2 and 3 accreditation. He currently helps manage the performance of the enterprise and its strategic and annual planning cycles. As a member of the Berkley City Council, Hon. Baker is dedicated to leading city operations with integrity, serving the local community with respect and enthusiasm, and moving Berkley forward with teamwork that delivers results. Steve holds an MS in software engineering and a BS in computer science from Oakland University. He holds accreditations as a project management professional (PMP) and a certified computing professional (CCP) and is a Six Sigma Black Belt candidate. His articles have been published in Cutter IT Journal and by the IEEE Press, and he has spoken at leading agile and leadership conferences across the continental US and Canada. Steve can be reached at bakersw at dteenergy.com and swbaker at berkleymich.net.