John H. Thompson

John H. Thompson
John is a results-oriented, MBA-trained business management leader with 20+ years of business, consulting, and Agile coaching experience. He has been an SPC since 2015 (SA since 2014) and has employed SAFe to coach Executives, Program Leadership, Scrum Masters, Product Management, and diverse technical teams, helping them make transformational change from traditional waterfall-oriented approaches to Agile and SAFe delivery practices and principles. His efforts have resulted in improved program alignment, higher velocity of work delivered, and quicker responses to customer requests. His broad skills were gained through sound Fortune 100/500 industry experience and delivering multi-million dollar Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence solutions. He has balanced experience in coaching, consulting, program/project management, and systems development and has also co-authored several Agile Boot Camp courses. John enjoys playing Jazz, Gospel, and virtually any kind of music on his Alto or Tenor sax. He also loves travel and photography.

Recent Posts

Do you have the 7 Dimensions of a Great SPC?

Posted by John H. Thompson on Jul 16, 2019 9:43:54 AM

If you’re a newly minted SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), then congratulations! After all your agile/project/program management experience and diligent studying to pass a difficult exam, you deserve a sense of accomplishment. However, as you may already suspect, your journey has only just begun. To be an effective SPC for years to come, more will be required.

Today’s topic is near and dear to my heart. I’ve had the opportunity to work with and observe several great SPCs during the last five years, and I’ve learned nuances and success patterns for the multifaceted endeavor of becoming a great SPC.

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Topics: SAFe®, Coaching, Transformation, Leadership