Value Transformation LLC
Jon is a principal of Value Transformation LLC. Value Transformation LLC is a product development training and cost improvement organization. Jon has more then twenty years of product development experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software through verification and project management. Jon has significantly improved product and process cost and quality.
Jon has won awards such as the Volvo-3P Technical Award in 2005 going on to win the 2006 Volvo Technology Award. Jon has secured six US patents over the years with another one in the US Patent Office which is in the pre-grant stage. These patents range from human machine interfaces to telemetry systems and drivers aides. Jon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from UNCC, an MBA in Marketing and a MS in Project Management from City University of Seattle. Jon has membership in SAE, Software Test Professional, AIAG and PMI (holding Project Management Professional Certification). Jon also has the CTFL certification from ISTQB. Jon is the co-author of the books:
1.) Project Management of Complex and Embedded Systems ISBN - 978-1-4200-7205-1
2.) Scrum Project Management ISBN 978-1-4398-2515-0
3.) Testing of Complex and Embedded Systems ISBN 978-1-4398-2140-4
In addition to these books, Jon is co-authored with Kim two focus books for Software Test Professionals:
1.) Saving Software with Six Sigma, ISBN 978-0-9831220-0-5
2.) Aggressive Testing for Real Pros, ISBN I978-0-9831220-1-2
Jon and Kim are working on two additional books under contract with Taylor and Francis:
1.) Total Quality Management for Project Managers ISBN - 978-1-4398-8505-5
2.) Reducing Process Costs with Lean, Six Sigma, and Value Engineering Techniques Value Engineering ISBN - 978-1-4398-8725-7.
3.) Contributor to Encyclopedia of Software Engineering ISBN - 1-4200-5977-7 and eISBN - 1-4200-5978-5
Jon also with Kim is a Contributing Editor of Software Magazine with the Software Engineering Sages Column. Additionally, with Kim H. Pries, he has written more then thirty magazine articles.
Jon can be found on linkedin at:
He lives in Lexington, North Carolina with his wife Nancy, and son Jackson a cat, a dog and a guinea pig.