In any agile transformation, training gives people a grounding in the theory and practice of agile approaches. But adopting agile is not a once-and-done affair. Equally important is on-the-job coaching and mentoring to apply training principles to real world situations. Summa provides the right coaching for the right levels within the organization, to assist wherever challenges arise.
“Agile’s fundamental goal is maximizing the innovation and productivity of an organization. Agile coaching is about helping leaders realize and achieve the true potential of the people on their teams.”
As Summa’s Agile Practice Director, Chris develops agile transformation and organizational change management strategy, provides executive level coaching, and manages partnerships. Chris has worked with leading financial services, healthcare and manufacturing companies, as well as nonprofits and institutions of higher education.
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“Agile done right will touch the entire value stream from inception to delivery and post-delivery. The goal of an agile transformation is becoming agile, not doing agile.”
With experience spanning both Agile IT and Lean Manufacturing, Phil helps companies apply agile at scale concepts to optimize their end-to-end product development processes. Phil has worked with businesses from small start-up to multi-national enterprises in the healthcare, manufacturing and financial services sectors.
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“There’s no substitute for motivated team members working side-by-side with the business to produce working software. People and the quality of their interactions make the difference between the good and the great teams and how they deliver astonishing results to their customers and business. Period.”
Michelle is a software and product development professional with over 18 years of diverse process, project and leadership experience. She’s passionate about delivering high-quality solutions using agile/lean principles and practices that empower people, and she promotes the continuous growth and development of both. Michelle is a hands-on change agent, and she’s committed to delivering value and business operations that really make a difference.
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“High-functioning teams don’t happen by accident. They become successful by solving problems in a pragmatic, structured and empirical way. Even those teams can only be successful when management is engaged and committed.”
Gary is an energetic, approachable facilitator with over ten years of progressive experience leading teams in developing commercial software applications in the Healthcare and Financial Services industries. Innovative and technically strong, Gary blends his expertise in agile methodologies, product management and software development with his ability to practically adapt these concepts to help take organizations to the next level.
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“When you fully entrust talented teams of people with the vision and dreams of the organization, amazing things begin to happen.”
With over a decade of diverse experience in software engineering, team leadership, organizational change and agile transformation, Rob is well-equipped to partner with leaders and teams to help usher in organizational agility. Rob’s breadth of experience enables him to coach teams and leaders towards the practical application of agile/lean values and principles in their own context. Transformation is about leadership and people, both of which are focal points of Rob’s passion and drive.
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