I currently work in non-software-centric organizations implementing Scrum, including some major players such as Boeing and John Deere, and would like to expand the market of Scrum Alliance and our CSP’s, CSC’s, and CST’s, with certification for non-software specific teams. In order to foster this, I may be able to add the most value being closely involved in the core work of Scrum Alliance and would appreciate the opportunity to support the board.
I am passionate about Scrum’s ability to build trust and team morale, and Morale as a Multiplier for a Velocity. That may assist us together in the epic I am proposing as part of my work supporting the board: marketing the assets and supporting PR to best grow Scrum Alliance into the expansion markets of hardware and manufacturing, which are seeing the lowest Return on Assets numbers of all time. Some of these companies are asking if Scrum can help their engineering, design, usability, manufacturing, and hardware delivery teams. With the support of the board, together we just may be able to market Scrum’s certifications and our community of experts such that they clearly complement and resonate with Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma to revolutionize and add significant value to the World of Work more broadly. I am sure this won’t happen in minutes, but John Deere sent three hardware engineering managers to obtain their CSM’s, Boeing proactively reached out and asking how Scrum can help improve their manufacturing line quality and culture, and soon we will have case studies from these and other indicator companies. We may have the client clout to flood our current and future CSCs and CSTs with the work they need to improve the way this dramatically large market conducts business.
Here is a nine-minute video on how Scrum, XP, and Lean can help non-software-centric teams: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxRainier-Joe-Justice-WikiSpe
This, along with the core work of the board and best supporting our current members and their deliveries, may increase our ability to high-five our grand-kids and say “Yes, absolutely we were a part of that.” Steve Jobs called it wanting to “put a ding in the universe,” and in our case I hope we can support each other in work worth doing -- healing the culture and reducing waste in many types of companies through expert application of a revolutionary process.
Stock bio and "About Me" stuff below if that is useful: Joe Justice founded and has grown WIKISPEED, a company building 100+ mpg, modular commuter cars using Agile process, to a multinational business in 18+ countries, and now applies Agile methodologies to reduce time-to-value in social good projects such as polio vaccine distribution and low-cost medical centers for developing communities. Joe Justice consults on behalf of SolutionsIQ to realize the benefits of Agile services in non-software-centered verticals such as scientific R&D, oil, entertainment, manufacturing, food service, hospitality, health care, transportation, government, merger management, and education.
Joe Justice is a nominated TEDx speaker and has spoken and consulted internationally since 2005. Joe has trained Agile project managers for non-software projects and presented at companies whom generated greater than $1 billion IPO’s, ivy league universities, state universities, and international not-for-profits.