Gene Gendel is agile practice leader and transformation agent. He proudly carries the credential of Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), something that makes him a part of a very unique worldwide community of about 90 coaches. ). Gene is also Certified in Agile Leadership (CAL) and owns Certified Large Scale Scrum Practitioner (LeSS) , credential . Gene is organizational de-scaler and designer.
Gene's primary focus is on helping organizations and teams with adopting agile culture, improving tools, techniques and processes in development. His other focus is also on organizational and cultural improvements, mid-level management and team-level coaching and training. Gene's coaching style combines training, mentoring and leading by example. Currently, Gene helps one of the largest global investment banks with enterprise-wide (global), multi-team, agile transformation efforts.
Gene is an active member of NYC agile community where he is known as a big proponent of community-wide, cost effective agile education. He attempts delivering such education "to crowds" via his personal presentations, organizing open-space agile collaboration workshops, group meetings and other community activities. Gene strongly emphasizes the importance of "ethics of agile coaching".
Gene also contributes a good portion of his time to strengthening Scrum Alliance and improving its certification programs (aligning them with natural career path of agile professionals)
Gene started his professional journey about 18 years ago in IT and management and refocused on agile about 10 years ago:
Here is the list of Gene's main focus areas:
Below, are some highlights of my community contributions:
- Founder, manager and supporter of Agile Program for PMINYC
- Facilitator, Speaker and Panelist at Agile events:
- IIBA NYC Chapter, Agile NYC Group, SPIN Group, PMINYC
- Agile Community Servant
My professional certifications are:
- Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
- Certified Agile Leadership (CAL)
- Certified Large Scale Scrum Practitioner (LeSS)
- Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
- Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
- Certified Scrum Master (SCM)
- Certified Project Manager (PMP)
Articles I've written
Scrum and Kanban at the Enterprise and Team Levels
This post describes two practical examples of how, by combining Scrum and Kanban processes, improvements can achieved at two levels: the individual team level and the enterprise level. . . .
Motivation 3.0 Is Required to Transition from Tribe Stage 3 to Tribe Stage 4
Our current business operating system that is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators -- which don't work and often do more harm than good. We need a system upgrade. And the science shows the way. . . .
Be an Educated Consumer
You just bought a house and decided to renovate. You brought in a contractor to estimate the work that you want done. What is your biggest fear? Here are a few possibilities. . . .
Non-IT Kanban Implementation at Scale
A few days ago, I went to the happy hour of a local staffing firm that specializes in placing Agile technical and leading resources. . . . As I was walking around the office, what caught my eye were a few huge whiteboards attached to the walls. . . .
Unspoken Agile Topics
This paper brings to light some of the least-discussed topics and consequences of "broadband agilization" that currently take place in the industry. . . .