agile42 expands its international consultancy business to Canada and United States

Top Quote The launch of agile42 in North America follows nearly five years of successfully consulting companies on process improvement, specifically on adopting agile approaches to software development, and training and coaching teams on agile methods like Scrum. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 04, 2010 - Vancouver, Canada - As experts in helping organizations adapt to agile and lean methods, agile42 advises, trains and coaches people to become agile, helping companies to successfully transition to an agile working environment. Serving in the new position of VP Professional Services, Dr. Dave Sharrock is responsible for leading the management and development of agile42's North American customers, improving time-to-market, quality and employee satisfaction by applying agile principles.

    "I'm very excited to be joining agile42 to implement their highly successful approach to agile change in Canada and the United States. Coming from an executive leadership background, I see how much agile approaches have to offer, and also understand the importance of getting the best support in making this change. agile42' s approach has been proven time and again with customers from many different industries, and being an agile approach, is of course continually refined."

    Among the factors that agile42 uses to differentiate itself from other agile solutions currently available in the market are:

    - A proven approach to agile transition, based on years of experience making successful agile transformations
    - An end-to-end approach that starts with gaining executive sponsorship and ends with a successful transition to transparent, performing development teams
    - A consulting approach based on building a learning organization able to inspect and adapt the process as fast as possible

    About Dr. Dave Sharrock
    Dave Sharrock is an agile leader with extensive business experience, from corporates and start-ups, in-house production teams and offshore IT service delivery. Dave now focuses on coaching management teams through agile change and building, coaching technology and product development teams.
    Dave drives change within technology-driven organizations through the introduction of agile product development practices, using agile frameworks such as Scrum. As an agile coach, Dave works closely with clients to help introduce agile change into an organization, providing direction and coaching to executive management introducing and working with agile/Scrum teams, and product owners, scrum masters and development teams practicing agile/Scrum methods.
    Dave serves many customers as a strategic advisor, agile coach and consultant to the IT organization, helping in implementing Scrum effectively with distributed teams. Dave is a CSP and holds a PhD and an MBA.

    About agile42
    Experience makes the difference. agile42 uses a tailored approach to changing a company to an agile and lean way of working by recognizing that an organization and it's culture are unique, which implies a unique implementation of any new method like Scrum.

    agile42's efficient combination of management consulting, knowledge transfer, team training, coaching on the job and practical tool support will be the basis for an organization's success as it has been for many other international agile42 customers.

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