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Gene Gendel


Agile Practice Leader & Coach

Location: New York City, NY, USA


Certified Enterprise Coach
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



I am agile practice leader and transformation agent.  I proudly carry the credential of Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), something that makes me a part of a very unique worldwide community of less than 80 (I reside  in NY State).  I am also Certified Large Scale Scrum Practitioner (LeSS) , organizational de-scaler and designer.

My primary focus is on helping organizations and teams with adopting agile culture, improving tools, techniques and processes in development.  My focus is also on organizational and cultural improvements, mid-level management and team-level coaching and training.   My coaching style combines training, mentoring and leading by example.  Currently, I help one of the largest global invstment banks with enterprise-wide (global), multi-team, agile transformation efforts.

I am an active member of NYC agile community where I am known as a big proponent of community-wide, cost effective agile education. I attempt delivering such education "to crowds" via my personal presentations, organizing open-space agile collaboration workshops, group meetings and other community activities. I strongly emphasize the importance and abide to 'ethics of agile coaching’.

My also contribute a good portion of my time to strengthening Scrum Alliance and improving its certification programs (aligning them with natural career path of agile professionals)

I started my professional journey about 17 years ago in the area of analysis and management and transitioned into agile area about 8 years ago: 
Here is the list of my 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 Scrum Coach (CSC)
  • Certified Large Scale Scrum Practitioner (LeSS)
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Scrum Master (SCM)
  • Certified Project Manager (PMP)

Here is my small personal page and library

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Certified ScrumMaster - Private only

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. . . .

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