Barrett Simms is a senior management and technology expert at Clear Launch. He has over 2 decades in software product development and has overseen project management, software development processes, and technology for the last 15 years with companies like Investment Technology Group, John Hancock, and Wellington Management.
Barrett specializes in development resulting in lower costs, faster time-to-market, and higher quality software. He is a prolific technology writer and presenter on advanced Agile practice management and core software development fundamentals. Recently, Barrett lead a team of 15 people to deliver a $4 million re-write of John Hancock’s Long-Term-Care product including web, desktop, and distributed server components. Upon delivery, this product was delivered virtually flawless and 2 months ahead of schedule. This was due to Barrett’s implementation of Agile and relentless adherence to modern quality software practices.
Barrett is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He continued his education at MIT, Stanford, and Harvard Medical School before leaving bioinformatics for a career in software development. Barrett regularly attends and speaks at local meetups and conferences. He speaks on a range of topics based on his articles which can be found at http://wbsimms.com. During his spare time, you can find him in his personal electronics lab creating hardware prototypes.