CTO - Founder
Rally Software Development
I have talked with Chris, seen him present and read many of his blog posts. He is a man with passion, clarity and gift to communicate. From talking with members of his team that seems to translate into a person who can lead highly-effective software teams into action. I think his blog presents the true guy; read it. If you like it, you should hire him. He knows how to help teams deliver. A servant leader in agility.
VP of Products
Rally Software Development
Chris has the keen ability to articulate the pragmatics as well as the subtleties of Agile. Many people write about Agile from an instructional or high-level perspective, Chris writes from a practitioner’s perspective. His observations are highly relevant and applicable to anyone developing software using an Agile methodology.
Software Development Manager
Decade Software Company
In addition to being a GIS expert and an evangelist for Scrum and Agile, Chris has a deeper understanding of why these concepts work. He knows that teamwork is the glue that holds all success stories together, and he instills this understanding in those around him.
Sanborn Map Company
During my brief overlap with Chris at Sanborn, I was impressed by his high level of motivation and his intense focus on improving the efficiency and quality of our software development process. Chris sought to incorporate the most advanced software development and project management approaches and tools into our workflow, and his efforts have had a lasting impact on how our group operates.
Technical Writer, Instructional Designer & Usability Specialist
I worked on a project for Chris as a contract technical writer and usability specialist. I was impressed with his excellent project management skills as he turned chaos into order ... specifically through the implementation of an innovative iterative design process. Under his guidance, his team successfully delivered software for evaluation every two weeks. His well-implemented process also allowed me to provide input for the look and feel of the software, as well as get documentation started early. It was a win-win situation for everyone!
Chris was the driving force behind getting Tetra Tech ECI to start planning a move towards an enterprise GIS platform to enable their various locations to better share spatial data and GIS resources. He was well organized in his project management approach and understood the value of incorporating feedback into the plan from all GIS users within the organization. Chris was realistic (based on his experience) in setting goals and timelines for the project. He also was diligent about communicating changes and updates to planning efforts with all stakeholders.
Manager, IT Analysis
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
During our time together at CTC, I relied on Chris for his experience and advice to properly scope, plan, and execute GIS project related assignments. He represented the foundation of knowledge and experience for providing high quality professional GIS services at CTC. I found Chris to be technically competent with various GIS related tools and was effective and efficient in producing high quality results on projects. He was a one-stop source for all GIS related knowledge in the Bremerton, WA office. He performed in a professional manner in his dealings with clients and used time wisely and produced full value per hour of work for customers.
I worked with Chris Spagnuolo at the Houston PetroBank, prior to the acquistion of PGS Data Management by Landmark Graphics / Halliburton. We worked together on a number of projects in support of PetroBank utilizing both GIS and Oracle skills. He was a key contributer on these projects and worked exceptionally well in a collaborative environment. I enjoyed working with Chris and would readily recommend him based on his GIS skills, work ethic, and personality.