If you’re serious about truly improving the performance in your workplace, find out why…
Big organizations as well as some of the fastest-growing technology startups in the world rely on my services.
Many software organizations are stuck into firefighting and command & control. Others simply don’t perform to their full potential.
How about yours?
If you want to reinvent the wheel, don’t bother reading any further.
There is a big chance that a lot of the challenges you face right now are similar to situations my clients and I addressed already.
Today, you can leverage this hard-won experience and dramatically raise your chances of success.
Four reasons why you should call me now…
Can you do it on your own?
The odds are against you.
Let me share a secret with you. Everyone is different, everyone has good days and bad days. But within relatively small variations, people’s performance is limited by the constraints of the system they operate in. Countless researches revealed that motivational speeches and extrinsic rewards have very short-lived (or even negative) impact in people’s performance.
To improve dramatically, you need to actively develop people, leverage everybody’s insights, and work relentlessly on the design of the system for doing the work.
Lean & Agile software development requires new management practices, new approaches to requirements, new ways of getting customers involved in development and new ways for teams to work. Unsurprisingly, many organizations struggle and end up WASTING MONEY. Practices get poorly implemented, watered down and applied out of context.
Why do you need a top management consultant?
For the same reason top sports teams and athletes wouldn’t even entertain the idea of working without a coach: to improve your team and individual performance fast.
Don’t get just anyone. Invest in a top consultant. Despite what you may have seen around, Agile is not about hugging trees and playing LEGO games all day long. You need somebody who brings models, experience and options, who gets his hands dirty, able to communicate persuasively at different levels in your organisation. You need somebody who brings fresh ideas and the latest trends from the industry, but who is also able to adapt – with integrity – to your company culture.
Should you spend money on certified training?
Sadly, plenty of newly trained employees go back to their workplace and find themselves unable to make any difference.
There is nothing standard about what you do inside your organization. Professional, full-time trainers either spend time teaching in the classroom or polishing their training material. The bigger their catalog, the less they get involved in day-to-day activities. They don’t “own” your problems. Inevitably, they lose touch with reality. Agile is all about context, practice and rapid adaptation in the workplace.
You may also need expert advice to evaluate and select, with integrity, strategies and options based on your needs, not early commitments to a fixed or simplistic approach.
Certified training works wonderfully towards paying the rents and mortgages of the companies and individuals who provide the training. It brings hardly any value to anybody else. They feed an industry who demands it. If you need to develop skills within your context, however, you are out of luck. All they can provide is some awareness and a very basic foundation on some practices.
No freaking 2-3 days Certified ScrumMaster training will do the job you need to accomplish!
Think about it. However good the trainer may be, it’s like if you were watching a couple of matches on TV, play with friends a couple of times, and then believing that you can suddenly play at professional level. Oooookay.
But if you are still keen on getting certified in something that looks like Agile, read a couple of books and just go to scrum.org. Do the test online. It’s much cheaper than other alternatives. I’ll wait.
Are you back yet?
Because I bring formidable thinking tools and approaches to help you outlearn, outpace and — ultimately — obliterate your competition.
I have the track record, skills and experience to inject enthusiasm, purpose and method to your operation and create the conditions to let your people flourish.
I’m well known for my worldwide experience and focus on transformational leadership, Lean-Agile software development practices (such as Scrum, XP, Kanban), Lean Startup, Lean Change and Jobs-To-Be-Done approaches. I’m a Fellow of the Lean Systems Society, an entrepreneur, and an international keynote speaker. I do what I preach every day.
I pioneered the application of entrepreneurial Lean Startup strategies for organizational change (aka Lean Change). I am the inventor of the Popcorn Flow thinking model of continuous change through rapid experimentation and the creative force behind A3 Thinker.
The Lean thinking tools I developed are currently used by hundreds of companies worldwide, including Toyota, Spotify, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Carl Zeiss Microscopes, Nissan North America, McKinsey, Skype, BearingPoint, J.P. Morgan, and many others.
My passion is to help teams and individuals develop insanely-good habits of thinking and allow them bring the best of their work to the world.