My name is James Hurff, but my friends call me Jimmy. To put it simply, I am a computer nerd. Over the past 25 years, I have built a career as a senior technology leader; an architect, scrum master and consultant. I currently live in beautiful Key Largo, Florida, just south of the Miami-Dade metroplex. I have been working in the information technology field since 1995. My focus is in transforming large, complex enterprise systems and cultures. In the past, I have provided consulting and advisory services to a variety of customers from the largest financial institutions to small, locally owned businesses. I am passionate about my profession and I enjoy helping people leverage technology for doing business.
Over the past 2+ decades, I have started and run four different IT companies. I have also worked in a variety of large corporate environments including McKesson, Bank of America, CitiBank and the State of Florida. My experience also includes working with small and medium sized businesses as well. I pride myself in being well rounded in that I am very familiar with software development, infrastructure support, business analysis and project management.
Since you’ve read this far, here are a few more things “about me”.
- I prefer Mac to PCs, because I think Mac is better. Not because I am a snob.
- I prefer Linux to Windows, because I think Linux is better. Not because I am a geek.
- I prefer Java to .Net, because I think application portability is a real benefit. Not because I am a fanboy.
- I prefer agile to waterfall, because I think it’s hard to define all of the scope and detail of a project up front. Not because I am a hippie.
With that said, I can be (and have been) successful in a PC/Windows/.Net/Waterfall environment … because I am an engineer 🙂