George Schlitz , CEC, PMP
I have been involved with Agile projects since 2000, when I was a developer on a project trying out some ideas from a crazy book about "pair programming" and related strange practices - I was an instant convert. Since then, I've explored many different roles in software development, management, leadership, and coaching - a change manager, project manager, program manager, scrum master, Agile coach, and more. My interests expanded to these areas upon reading about Scrum - which gave me hope that project management was not doomed to serve only as a source of Dilbert material.
I have a great deal of experience in very large companies that are steeped in tradition and challenged in the ability to transform. I excel at the organizational change aspects of Agile introductions. I love the challenge of helping people and groups realize new possibilities when there is seemingly no firm ground to stand on...culture challenges, process challenges, death march projects, troubled teams, etc. I bring distinctions from a wide range of approaches to help my clients and colleagues. I love my work - even the pain - and will share anything and help anyone doing the same.
Recently, I founded a company called ObjectiveChange with a growing team of trusted colleagues, bringing decades of great experience going through the triumphs and tribulations of helping companies through their learning and improvement journeys.
Previously: Founder, BigVisible Solutions
I co-founded and led a successful agile coaching and consulting company between 2006 and 2013.