In writing The Agile Mind-Set in 2015, Gil Broza has addressed an aching need shared by organizations worldwide. As his experience and observations confirm, many who adopt Agile pay too much attention to processes and tools, and are disenchanted with the results. Some are in denial while some are searching for a magic bullet. Still more are stranded on a mediocre performance plateau, stalled in a mishmash of "best practices," and looking for answers. With his new book Agile for Non-Software Teams, he's extending his guidance and support to other parts of business that must reckon with complexity, change, and uncertainty. In the last 15 years alone, Gil has mentored and coached more than 7,000 professionals who then delighted their customers, delivered products that mattered, and rediscovered passion for their work. He has also:
- Worked as a development manager, team leader, and programmer for 12 years, successfully applying Agile methods since 2001
- Coached dozens of private- and public-sector clients, large and small, including independent software vendors, IT departments, and non-software teams
- Served as a regular writer for the prestigious projectmanagement.com (a PMI publication), contributing articles on effective Agile behaviors
- Given keynotes and interactive talks at various conferences worldwide
Throughout his career, Gil has focused on human characteristics that prevent positive outcomes in development teams. These include limiting habits, fear of change, outdated beliefs, and blind spots. In helping teams overcome these factors, he supports them in reaching ever-higher levels of performance, confidence, and accomplishment. In 2012, he published The Human Side of Agile, the definitive guide to leading Agile teams. Gil provides workshops, consulting, facilitation services, and enablement programs to fix lackluster Agile attempts and support ongoing Agile improvement efforts. In addition, he offers much-needed services to help ScrumMasters, team leaders, and managers grow as servant leaders. He is in high demand by organizations looking to fully realize Agile's potential. Visit www.OnTheWayToAgile.com to receive Gil's popular (and free!) Something Happened on the Way to Agile mini-program. Its 20 daily training segments will help you break the cycle of Agile mediocrity and move toward the promised benefits of Agile.