Dave West is the product owner at Scrum.org. He is a frequent speaker and is a widely published author of articles and reports, along with his acclaimed book, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) for IBM/Rational, and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running its North American business. Then Dave managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining Scrum.org he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering, and architecture, and was instrumental in growing Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering, and architecture.