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JJay Andersonay Anderson is an organization change agent. He has spent most of his 35-year career helping groups of people develop into high performing teams that are typically solving the complex problems that face technology system builders. He has worked in the nuclear power industry, the railroad industry and now in the leadership industry, building large scale software intensive systems. Jay has predominantly employed the use of agile methods to help the teams develop. These range from using JIT practices while building locomotives, to using scrum while building software to manage the operation of a railroad. Jay holds multiple patents and is a published author within the industrial sectors.

Over the past five years, Jay has been working to lead the transformation of the technology department at DDI through the application of multiple agile methods. The work in this regard has ranged from the application of a specific process to establishing a safe environment where the team can deliver continuous value to customers in a predictable way.

As Agile takes root, things will move faster, stresses on individuals and teams will be different, and processes will morph.
Posted: 5/2/2017 by Jay Anderson and Russ White
The journey to Agile can be a bumpy ride, full of fear and uncertainty. Agile Ready Leaders need to recognize these fears and overcome the obstacles through communication.
Posted: 2/17/2017 by Russ White and Jay Anderson
Executives with strong opinions can unwittingly take the energy out of a project. It's up to Agile Ready Leaders to prioritize and protect the team.
Posted: 1/17/2017 by Jay Anderson and Russ White
To lead a cultural transformation to Agile, leaders require a very specific mindset.
Posted: 12/2/2016 by Russ White and Jay Anderson
Learn the basics about Agile and start building a foundation to explore what it means to be an Agile-ready leader.
Posted: 11/9/2016 by Jay Anderson and Russ White
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