Erik Simmons is a Senior Fellow with Construx Software. He has nearly 30 years of experience as an engineer, consultant, and change agent in software and systems in both the public and private sector. Erik is internationally recognized for his expertise in areas such as Agile, software and systems lifecycles, Solutions Thinking, complex adaptive systems engineering, and requirements engineering.
Previously, Erik was a Principal Consultant with nuCognitive LLC, providing consulting, training, and mentoring to clients in the US and Europe. Before that, Erik was the primary owner for corporate-level methods and practices within requirements engineering and solutions thinking at Intel Corporation, where he also helped develop and proliferate Agile software practices and authored a next-generation systems and software life cycle. In 2016, Erik’s requirements training was adopted by the IEEE Computer Society as its online training for members.
Prior to working at Intel, Erik was a consultant who worked on applications for clients throughout North America. He also held a position with the Oregon Health Division, where he authored the Oregon Trauma Registry software used as the basis of a statewide injury surveillance system. Erik holds an MS in Mathematical Modeling and a BA in Applied Mathematics from Humboldt State University. Beyond work, Erik is an accomplished organist with more than a dozen CD recordings.