Joe Cogan is the Chief Delivery Officer at RTI. He brings over 20 years of experience in Information Technology – including all facets of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including analysis, design, development, quality assurance, deployment, and delivery. Initially joining the team in 2006 as a Solutions Architect, he provided technical pre-sales support and proposal designs for prospective and existing clients. Joe also managed development resources locally and abroad and built multiple development teams in Daugavpils, Latvia, and Kiev, Ukraine.
His career includes roles at The Swaglock Company, CBIZ Technologies, TEK Systems, and building his own company, Cogan Design Services. While at TEK Systems, he pioneered the use of Kanban and SCRUM across multiple development teams while developing an automated solution to track billable time, budgets, and financial reporting across numerous development streams. Joe graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in manufacturing engineering. His technical specialties include Agile practices (SCRUM, XP, kanban, Lean, SAFe, DAD, CI/CD, TDD), .NET, Web Services (SOAP, REST), MS SQL Server, and Oracle DB.
As the Chief Delivery Officer at RTI, Joe is responsible for the development and delivery of the overall vision that underlies RTI’s suite of solutions. His unique mix of technical expertise and business process knowledge allows him to translate business roadmaps into architecture and technology roadmaps, ensuring that the created solution balances the short and long-term business needs with technological realities. With experience in multiple delivery and development methodologies, he produces solutions that match clients’ practices and processes while delivering business value on-time and within budget.