Andrew J. Czuchry, Jr., PhD
Andrew has been an Agile Advocate and Servant Leader for "high visibility / high priority" project and program successes within multiple Busines Units for over seven years. Additionally, he has served as the information / knowledge exchange liaison with the centralized Project Management Office (PMO) for the Business Division. In these combined Agile adoption and Agile execution roles, Andrew's responsibilities have included the following:
a) orchestrate alignment between Business and IT groups (implementing product backlog, sprint backlog, progress burn-down artifacts)
b) escalation point for orchestrating removal of obstacles/barriers blocking success progression
c) facilitate communication and commitment within teams as well as alignment of commitments between teams
d) facilitate recurring meetings for team alignment, organizational readiness, working software demonstrations, and success ceremonies
e) lead business transformation for Agile Transformations and Scrum execution
Andrew's Agile roles have been extended beyond his working group and into the broader Lean/Agile/Scrum community through several key contributions:
Agile advocate for a Business Division, including facilitating pilot project successes that were used as models for expanded Agile adoption
Crafted and applied a "flow matrix" information radiator to help facilitate positive turn-around in two key strategic initiatives (leading to repeated overall project successes in each case); one was a key strategic component for the "top priority" initiative of the company.
Collaboratively crafted a "handbook" for Project Managers and Developers to help Agile adoption across an organization of 450+ people
Packaged and presented multiple "lunch and learn" sessions for a Business Unit beginning to transition to Agile/Scrum
Collaborated with other Agile practitioners within the company and through "Executive Leadership Forums" in the community at large
Andrew had filled active Scrum roles (including Product Owner and Scrum Master) for over 36 months during the past five years.
Building on a series of foundational successes in rolling out Agility for multiple IT Development products, including the Agility Transformation roll-out for over 30 scrum teams, Andrew was tapped to expand his role to address the broader spectrum of "Enterprise Agility" within the Global Strategy practice. During an 18 months Agility Transformation, one particular product line grew from $1M to $50M+ annual run rate, representing approximately $250M in total contracted revenue. With almost 100 clients sold, including several multi-million dollar deals, the corresponding teams have started 51 of the most complex clients in the product's history. He also has authored or co-authored over a dozen Business and Technology articles published in peer-reviewed, global conference proceedings and international journals. Three of those papers won “Best Paper Awards” from the Association of Global Business.