Ron Ballard is a database programmer with 45 years experience. In 2005 he led a team that included an Agile Development evangelist, and Ron embraced the Agile methods that, finally, made sense of the development process. Ron had delivered many successful systems before, steering a precarious line between the twin evils of heavyweight methodologies and cowboy development. As the “database guy” on his first agile project. Ron found that he could respond to rapid change and rapid delivery in the development team and started building many database migrations, complete with automated tests. The project was a huge success and Ron has built on these methods in all his projects since.