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John Levy

San Francisco Bay Area

I work with managers whose businesses depend on development of high-tech products and services. If you've been spending too much and getting too little in return, I can help you turn around projects and get more competitive throughout your development organization. An insurance-industry client had spent over $6 million to develop a sales-support package that every sales agent hated because it didn’t make their job easier. The company decided to implement a new package using Agile methods for the first time. The business sponsor brought me in to help ...

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Areas of Expertise

  • Software Project Management

    Launch a new software product or component development; analyze the capabilities of an existing development team; improve the productivity of an existing team.

    • Software
    • Desktop development
    • Agile Development Methods
    • Product development
    • pilot program development
    • new product development
    • Team Building
    • System Integration
    • System Validation
    • System Testing
  • Develop embedded system software

    Apply state-of-the art software tools and methods to embedded system development; develop software quality metrics; diagnose team underperformance; deliver working systems on time

    • Software
    • Embedded systems
    • Agile Development Methods
    • Analysis of real-time performance
    • Quality Assurance
  • Software System Development

    Assembly or review a software development team for appropriateness and capability for the project at hand; Determine quality metrics and delivery schedules; Integrate systems and apply modern testing tools;

    • Software
    • Health informatics
    • Agile Development Methods
    • Software medical
    • Quality Assurance

My Interests

Health Sectors
Digital Health, Health IT


  • Principal

    John Levy Consulting | November 1998 - Current

    John Levy has over 30 years experience in high-tech software and hardware development for products and IT. He helped to launch a transition to Agile software development at a major insurance company in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also consulted in the computer, software, office equipment and consumer electronics industries, helping to solve problems at the intersection of computer technology and business management. John’s book on management for technology executives, titled Get Out of the Way, was published in May 2010. The book is focused on how to manage development to get timely, innovative and relevant products.