Gene Gendel

Agile Practice Leader & Coach
Location: New York City, NY, USA

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).

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 investment 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’.

I started my professional journey about 16 years ago in the area of analysis and management and transitioned into agile area about 7 years ago:

Here is the list of my main focus areas: 

  • Organizational/System design
  • System vs. Local Optimization
  • Motivation/Rewards/Incentives, as factors on humans and organizations
  • Converting Corporate Culture to Kaizen
  • Agile Product Ownership and Management
  • Mentoring, Coaching, ScrumMastering
  • Agile frameworks: Scrum, Kanban
  • Enterprise-wide, scaling agile solutions and frameworks
  • Essence of Agile Coaching role (the inside view) 

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
  • Founder of Large-Scale Scrum New York
  • Agile Community Servant / Leader

My professional certifications are: 

  • Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (SA-CEC)
  • Certified Large Scale Scrum Practitioner (LeSS)
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Scrum Master (SCM)
  • Certified Project Manager (PMP)

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