Coach and advisor for companies building, growing, and scaling the creation of software. Coaching experience ranging from startups to Fortune 50.
Eric has proven himself an excellent architect. He is capable of grasping new technology very fast. He is very well versed in process. His does a very good job of mentoring others on the team. I look forward to continueing to have Eric on my team.
Eric took on a high profile project for a client of ours at the last minute and single handedly saved the project from failure. His abilities to ramp up extremely quickly, communicate effectively with other team members and client, provide insightful technical guidance, and provide SDLC advice allowed him to recommend a change of direction that ultimately facilitated the on time completion and release of the application. He completed this amazing feat in his free time. I can only imagine what Eric can accomplish when he is dedicated full time.
Eric is articulate, trust worthy, dependable, one of the most passionate technologists I have worked with, and welcome on any team of mine any day in almost any role.
Eric worked in my group at Inkubook from its earliest days as both a developer and architect. I was impressed with his ability to tackle any technical challenge given to him, but found his ability to lead his peers towards new patterns and practices just as valuable as his own direct contributions. He championed agile process and got me to change the team workflow more than once.
I would gladly work with Eric again.
Eric is an awesome mastermind of the solutions he provides. Has an answer to any question from anywhere, with his huge knowledge base and experience, he enjoys teaching amateur like me. I have had the best of experience in my career working with him, getting to learn so much from an expert. The most amazing quality of him is the way he pursues his work and the way he makes people think for themselves. I will always look forward to working with you, Eric!
I worked with Eric both on client engagements and on EMC's own internal practice development workstreams and I was constantly impressed with his passion for iterative development, influencing team dynamics as Agile coach and most importantly organizational shift in EMCC.
If you're looking for someone to help your organization shift to a more productive, on time, successful development model, then Eric should be at the top of your list.
Eric Willeke as an extremely knowledgeable Kanban coach and instructor. He spent lots of time asking questions and making sure he understood the context and the people involved before he started his active coaching.
Besides deep theoretical and practical understanding of Kanban and the Kanban method, his interactive and collaborative way of presenting the materials, made for the most engaging 4 days of Kanban training at Vivisimo (now an IBM Company). He managed to get 30 engineers interested, engaged and inspired to adopt Kanban and evolve it within their teams.
Last, but not least, his ability to talk to and connect with C-level execs, managers and team members alike, on their own terms, makes him a great Kanban coach for any organization.
From the first phone conversation screen to the end of the consulting engagement, I was really impressed with Eric's architectural and technical skills, expertise, and pioneering concepts. Eric has a rare combination of software knowledge, leadership abilities, and consulting and communications skills at a high level. He gave me challenging tasks, assisted whenever needed, and collaborated with me as a teammate in the best ways possible. His consulting and client mgt skills as a Lead Architect were also impressive, being the voice of reason that the client would listen to when something was out of scope or when it needed to be done a certain way. I would love to consult on a project any time in the future on Eric's team.
Key attributes: Architectural/software design and development expertise, excellent Lead abilities, knowing how to challenge and guide, assist the dev team, great personality.
It was a pleasure to work with Eric. In addition to having a firm and deep grasp on software technology and design, he continuously kept finding ways to improve his existing designs, which had already been well thought-out, by applying all that he was able to absorb through an insatiable desire to learn and discover new and better ways to solve problems. Eric will never cease to improve, because he never thinks he knows enough. That is what makes him so effective.
Eric is very skilled at software development and design. He has proven to be a great teacher and can explain the benefits of a certain architecture down to the best way to write and structure code. Eric has worked hard to champion agile software development on the Inkubook project and I know he will be missed. I would be happy to work with him again in the future.
Eric has an unwavering commitment to developing quality software through a team first approach. Eric helped our development team implement Agile software practices to deliver high quality and on time software products. He strives to get the team to be its most efficient and productive through his solid understanding of architecture designs, coaching and leading by example. I have learned more from Eric in the last year and half than I had learned in the previous 5 years of software development. If you want your team to succeed, Eric can help tilt the court in your favor through his knowledge and understanding of sound software design and practices. Eric is your go to guy when you need the job done correctly and efficiently.