Principal Consultant at AgileInnovation
With nearly 30 years in software development, Colm has been applying agile and lean approaches for 15 of those. He has served as Software Engineer, Systems Architect and Director of R&D with several global companies. As an agile trainer, coach and consultant, he has supported large scale lean/agile adoptions in over 40 organisations across ICT, Finance and Telecoms. Colm is founder and principle of AgileInnovation – his company name reflects his research into the interplay of agile and lean development approaches with product and process innovation. Colm has extensive hands-on experience of agile in the development of enterprise systems, embedded software, and high-innovation research environments. His training includes Agile/Lean for Executives, ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Portfolio Management and Lean/Kanban software development. He supports companies adopting these methods through assessments, consulting and team coaching. See www.agileinnovation.ie or details of training, services and past customer engagements.
The majority of agile implementations either fail completely, or deliver a fraction of their promise. Why so? Most organisations and their leadership teams still follow prescriptive, efficiency based management paradigms, developed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in a simpler, slower moving, more predictable world. Modern business, and software development in particular, must now deal […]