Michael Bowman (owner of Vertical Works) is an expert solution-architect / software-engineer that happens to be a professional SDLC practitioner, Agile/Scrum Master, Project Manager, and, an expert problem solver; who employs design-patterns, best-practices, industry-standards, and the latest tools and technologies with passion, strength and of course, discipline.
|-- Highlights --|
|20+ yrs of extensive, professional fortune 500/1000 experience|
|Outstanding track record of success (with references)|
|World-class skills & experience (business, tools, standards & practices)|
Michael's background spans the domain spectrum, covering both public and private sectors. He delivers "the finest",
Michael proudly serves many clients such as: Intel, Boeing, CNA Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, PacifiCorp, Pendleton Woolen Mills, North Pacific Insurance, Beacon One Insurance, Everlast Generators, and many, many others across America and around the world. He has excellent references backed by an outstanding work history! He has completed 15 projects for Intel over the years. Not many can boast that!
"From my lab, I design, build and deliver highly-optimized web-sites, web-services, custom-databases, windows-apps, mobile-apps, system-services, components, and total turn-key apps using state-of-the-art tools, technologies, design-patterns, industry-standards, and best-practices. I use AGILE methods and tools to manage your solution with total transparency and perfect accountability. Your satisfaction is priority one because your continued patronage and word of mouth reference serve as my reward. I look forward to serving you, your staff and your business by building the custom software you need to succeed!"
Michael is well-versed and fluent with a large assortment of tools and technologies (too many to list here). His primary platform is "Microsoft / .NET" and his toolset is Visual Studio with all related tools and technologies. Michael is fluent with; C#, VB.NET, F#, J#, WF, WPF, WCF, REST, Silverlight, RIA, AJAX, MVC3/RAZOR, JQuery, JSON, NUnit, TFS, VSS, Subversion, etc. As a SCRUM Master and iterative development guru, Michael excels in TDD, IoC & DI with Unity x.x, patterns, modeling, abstraction, continuous integration & build engineering. He's an expert with SQL Server, Entity Framework, SharePoint, the UML, OO, OOAD, ADO/ODBC/OLEDB, XML/XSLT, Remoting, Reflection, LINQ/LAMBDA, Generics, and CRM Dynamics. Michael is network savvy and can plan, configure and maintain Microsoft AD networks. His capacity to "learn fast" is rivaled only by his ability to adapt. Michael is a sharp individual with a stunning grasp of technology & methodology.
To every client, Michael makes the following guarantee: “Your satisfaction is my highest priority. I promise to get the job done, on-time, without cost overrun. Using Agile methods, I promise to deliver well-built, tight, highly optimized code that is compliant with industry standards and uses design patterns. The deliverable(s) I generate meet the spec, they scale, they are documented, and they work as intended!”