Professor Sterpe's background ranges from hands-on software development to managing complex technical organizations, and spans consulting, start-up and corporate environments. He is a proven team builder, writer, speaker, and facilitator, and has developed enterprise caliber software products as well as internal business systems. He has held a number of VP Engineering roles and has the reputation among c-suite executives for providing credible advice from whiteboard to boardroom. Professor Sterpe places great emphasis on the communication and consensus building skills needed to bridge the divide between business stakeholders and technologists.
Professor Sterpe is interested in the use of software to support organizational collaboration and knowledge management. He has also written industry analysis for Forrester Research on the challenges faced by managers of software development organizations, including rescuing derailed projects, measuring productivity, and improving estimates of how long software projects will take.