Transformation management - Management Consultant - Agile Coach
The bottom line
I specialise in improving cross-team and inter-departmental workflows, propelling rapid product development and streamlined software delivery.
Drawing from a rich blend of traditional, Lean, and Agile thinking, I empower teams, management, and executives to implement lasting improvements.
With over 20 years of experience in scale-up and large organisations,
I specialise in helping companies navigate critical transitions.
These transitions often involve adapting to rapidly changing competitive environments, adjusting value delivery skills to handle strategic initiatives, or developing a learning journey to balance current delivery capabilities with necessary tactical improvements.
Managing the interactions between multiple teams and unit can be challenging, especially at scale.
This scale creates inefficiencies in the value streams, resulting in a decline in delivery rates and an increase in time to market.
Many organisations find themselves in a paradox where attempting to initiate more work (to be finished), specialise staff, and optimise staff deployment only results in further delays in time to market and a decrease in delivery rates.
To overcome these challenges, I use Okaloa Flowlab business simulations as a foundation to develop a shared understanding among staff of how value is delivered.
I then work to initiate perpetuating change on a large scale, coaching and mentoring individuals throughout the transition and developing the skills needed to moderate change.
Team of teams
See and manage value delivery
in a scaled value stream
"...at each level of complexity
entirely new properties appear, and
the understanding of the new behaviours requires research..."
Philip Warren Anderson, More Is Different
I collaborate with team (or multiple teams) and provide:
Guided support to establish a shared understanding of value delivery
Techniques to enhance thinking and problem-solving abilities, including unlearning unproductive habits and discovering relevant contextual practices.
Personalised coaching and mentoring to acquire the skills required for ongoing improvement and adaptability in a constantly changing environment.
Understand and manage
the conserving constraints
"The fast levels (teams) invent,
experiment and test.
The slower levels (governance bodies) stabilise and conserve accumulated memory of past."
I work with senior managers and executives to:
Develop a common understanding of 'agile' portfolio management, balancing ongoing operations and transformational initiatives.
Offer insight into the current limitations impacting an organization's ability to deliver and educate on strategies for managing these limitations to optimize delivery.
Offer coaching at all levels and across all functions in the end-to-end process to coordinate information flows and decision cycles.
Build the organization's capacity to assess and manage its readiness for change.
Experience new ways of working
through business simulations
"An experiential way of training and coaching agile, weaving flow, collaboration and learning in ever more advanced forms of agility from the operational to the strategic level."
I have led numerous Okaloa Flowlab workshops, including:
Competence development simulation
Classroom, online, or blended workshop options
Tailor-made learning experiences.
Learn more about Okaloa Flowlab
That's why I specialise in:
Okaloa Flowlab facilitation (endorsed)
Lean-Agile innovation (using discovery kanban)
Value delivery governance (utilizing Okaloa Flowlab, LKU, and SAFe methodologies)
Lean-agile management (LKU, SAFe)
Project, program, and portfolio management (kanban, SAFe, Prince2)
Change management (LKU Kanban Coaching Professional)
Nonviolent communication practitioner
Clean language student