Episode 1 | Agile: Why We Need It

Dec 1, 2021

Length: 9min. 03sec

Leadership fads come and go, but Agile has endured beyond fads and has become the de facto standard for how value gets delivered and how work gets done. In Episode 1 of this video series, ICON Coach, Dan James, gives an executive summary of the reasons competitive organizations seek to transform to Agile values, principles, and practices. This video series will help you build leadership support and allow leaders to recognize the ROI that follows a transformation.

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Video Series Written and Narrated by Dan James


Dan James is a 40+ year veteran of the IT world (wearing every hat in the stack along the way), an Agile specialist since 2002, and an Agile Coach since 2008. Today, Dan focuses on Lean-Agile, SAFe, and DevOps enterprise transformations and coaching within the Fortune 500, from financial services to healthcare to transportation and industrial technologies. He pragmatically guides his clients to become adaptive and Lean by out-learning and out-improving the competition, building quality, and organizing around continuous value delivery. Dan is a Certified SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC5), a SAFe 5 DevOps Practitioner and trainer (SDP5), and a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Dan has an MBA with an IT Management specialization but has been able to preserve his sense of humor longer than his IT career.