E13 Jeremy Wood Sr Agile Coach Matrix Resources
In this episode of Project Management Office Hours, Joe Pusz, PMO Joe has a great discussion with special guests Jeremy Wood, Sr Agile Coach with Matrix. Joe and Jeremy have a light-hearted, but informative, discussion on the benefits, challenges, and mindset of Agile. Jeremy also shares details on the upcoming BADD Conference on September 18th presented by the local IIBA Chapter.
As a Sr Agile Coach, Jeremy has extensive experience working with organizations to transform or implement Agile. Agile is a mindset and not a methodology. He shares the distinction between Agile, Scrum, Kanban and how they are utilized within Agile. Jeremy also provides examples of the challenges organizations face with transforming or converting from traditional thinking to an Agile mindset. However, he also shares the benefits. He is realistic in his assessment and does not live in the Utopian world an Agile coach would like to have you think exists. A great insight Jeremy shared is that when using an Agile mindset you are not seeking to implement Best Practices as that would indicate you are done, rather Agile prefers thinking of continuous improvement thinking. Jeremey does a great job in this fast-moving hour-long discussion making the concepts of Agile simple enough to understand and follow along, yet complex enough to get a true understanding of what Agile really is. Listen in to get all the insights and details!
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Jeremy Wood, MATRIX Sr. Agile Coach and Delivery Manager, has over 15+ years of management, consulting, and academic career spanning small companies to Fortune 10 organizations.
His expertise spans from his diverse background encompassing manufacturing, retail, higher education, non-profit, K-12 education, and airline industries. His passion for creating tailored solutions for each client is largely based on his passion for the Agile mindset. With a focus on outcomes and overall business agility to adapt to ever changing market changes; he leverages best practices from popular Agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, and XP to scaling solutions including SAFe, LeSS, DaD, Nexus, and Scrum at Scale. He emphasizes the importance of adopting an Agile mindset across the entire organization, not just IT; where true business agility exists.
A who’s who of Agile talent. Highly experienced Certified Scrum Masters (CSMs), Certified Scrum Professionals (CSPs), SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs), PMI-Agile Certified Professionals (PMI-ACPs), Certified LeSS Practitioners, Scrum Coaches & Scrum Trainers on our bench.
We don’t force-fit Agile to your company. There is no single way to succeed with Agile. It completely depends on your people, your culture, and your resources. We have expertise in all major Agile frameworks, and modify our approach to fit your exact situation.
A decade plus of experience. Since 2003, our Agile specialists have helped emerging market leaders to established Fortune 500 companies become more Agile.
We practice what we teach. Agile methodologies are integrated into almost everything we do at MATRIX – from our Applications Development and UI/UX Design teams to our Sales, Marketing and Recruiting organizations.
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