Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow
Jean Tabaka
Agile Fellow

Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow with Rally Software, is continuing on her 30-year path of learning about software development principles, processes, and practices for people. She seeks a humane approach to bringing high value to our communities of creators and consumers. This has led her to move into disciplines that reach beyond traditional Agile or Lean frameworks: systems thinking, complexity theory, design thinking as well as work in empathy and vulnerability. Jean holds a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of “Collaboration Explained” and a variety of articles on Agile, organizational change, team dynamics, Lean thinking, and other associated topics. Occasionally, Jean blogs at and can be followed on twitter as jeantabaka. When home in Boulder, CO, she'd invite you over for some wine and some music while gazing at her backyard over a Flat Iron Mountains sunset. Meanwhile, you can find her at