Our People

Jim has been working in teams since 1980, in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He has held successively more responsible positions in technology and other domains, and has been training and consulting since 1998. He has been involved with the BCIT Bachelor of Technology program, mentored students at SFU Surrey and the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow program, acted as a mentor in the New Ventures BC competition, and has been on the Business Advisory Board of the Advanced Systems Institute of BC.

He has also volunteered in a Community Education role with the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC.

Jim has wide experience in key areas that are essential for the successful team leadership. Project and quality management and analysis are all areas that Jim has a demonstrated expertise in. He has provided training and mentoring in all these areas, both publicly and onsite, with clients on three continents.

Jim has personally worked with more than 100 organizations in the past 10 years with a goal of improving personal and team effectiveness. Part of this effort has been the development of techniques for measurement of productivity gains and ROI for refined development and management practices.

“Jim is a true professional. His expertise in software development and project management is outstanding, but perhaps more important is his commitment to his clients and his own personal learning. Working with Jim is a pleasure for me – and will be beneficial for you.” – Kevin Eikenberry, Owner, The Discian Group

He has published numerous technical articles, and has presented at major conferences and local professional associations. His first book, Software Teamwork: Taking Ownership for Success, was published in 2007 by Addison-Wesley Professional. Jim lives with his wife and two children in Vancouver.

Jim can be reached directly at [jim dot brosseau at clarrus dot com], or via LinkedIn:


Over time we have worked with a number of professionals and organizations that have complementary services and products to ours, with matching viewpoints and perspectives.

They recognize that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for your challenges, and they have developed a particular expertise that may be a good fit for your current issues.

Most importantly, the connection is the value we add – we will not add a feet you on top of anyone else’s charges, and do not expect a finder’s fee from them.

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  • What’s Happening

    September 15, 2016: Thanks to the Vancouver chapter of the IIBA for inviting me to present a talk about Real Analysis agility - the bottom line is thoughtful application of effective analysis over Cargo Cult application of the latest fashionable approach! - fabulous interaction, great feedback!
    November, 2016 - A workshop series to help you develop resilience in the workplace and in your life!
    Next open enrolment sessions start soon - contact us to get involved!
  • On The Road Again

    Jim frequently travels across Western Canada for engagements, and welcomes opportunities to meet, run a workshop, Diagnostic or Lunch and Learn session.

    Contact Jim if you would like to connect around any of the upcoming dates:

    • March 1-3, 2017 - Winnipeg, MB
    • March 6-8, 2017 - Edmonton, AB
    • March 15-17, 2017 - Victoria, BC
  • What People are Saying

    I learned a lot from Jim, and will always be grateful to have had him as instructor and client. Jim’s class lectures reflect how knowledgeable and well rounded he is – as a person, software developer, and project manager. As a client, Jim is great because he understands the issues that obscure most projects. He made sure we both achieved our goals. It will always be a pleasure working with him.

    — Donabel Santos