Improve your ability to innovate and create value through pragmatic, focused interventions leveraging lean and agile principles, practices, and frameworks.

Yuval Yeret

Welcome to Yeret Agility

I’m Yuval Yeret. As an agility coach/consultant/trainer, I help leaders pursue real and pragmatic agility at scale. Leaders reach out to me when looking for ways to improve product development as well as when they want to apply agile ideas towards overall operational excellence and business scaling/improvement.

The engagements I thrive in involve taking an agile, pragmatic path to an agile organization. I’m based in Boston. My clients are all over.

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Why work with me

As an Agile expert/consultant/trainer, I’ve worked in many different organizations and contexts – from startups through unicorns to enterprises. My unique (almost unfair) advantage?

1. Deep expertise in a variety of lean/agile approaches
2. Pragmatic flexible application to different contexts with a strategic view towards intent rather than a mechanic implementation
3. Ability to create powerful mashups and new practices built on solid principles

After some reflection, I realized that I’m in my “zone” when I’m partnering with leaders looking for ways to leverage agile/agility in the broader sense to deal with some of the hard wicked challenges of either product development or company growth/transformation.

We tackle these challenges like the best teams develop products. We leverage fast learning cycles when defining and deploying change in the organization’s operations. I help leaders create empowered teams that operate with strategic clarity. We overcome silos using cross-functional networks of teams. You might say it’s all about trying to operate like a startup, even after you’re a scaleup or an enterprise. Or it’s like applying modern product development approaches to build/develop the company/organization.

Let’s Discuss Your Agility Journey

I focus on achieving strategic outcomes, not implementing buzzwords.

Our engagement will start with a Strategy Workshop exploring your WHY, helping you figure out the WHAT and HOW that makes sense in your context with an eye towards a minimum effective dose / viable change that will serve as the basis for inspection and adaptation cycles.

I find that the key to effectively scaling an organization is to create a team architecture/topology that minimizes the need for coordination.

I help leaders organize their teams around value streams, products, and business processes in a way that creates empowered autonomous teams with clear sight to making an impact on the business.

Only then do we apply the scaling practices that make sense in the context.

I’m the only individual worldwide with the highest accreditation levels in both the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe Fellow/SPCT) and Scrum (Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer – PST)

I’m a contributor to the growth and maturation of Kanban, SAFe, Agile Marketing, Business Agility, and the creation of Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum with Kanban course and guide

My thought leadership in the Scaled Agile Framework world was acknowledged when Scaled Agile designated me as a SAFe Fellow.

Testimonials from my consulting clients

Yuval helped me bring the science and mindset of agile into the Biotech world. He advised me and my team on how to operationalize the agile best practices and apply them pragmatically and practically to our unique context – with a focus on transparency, empiricism, shared understanding, and empowerment. Yuval brings a wealth of experience across many industries and is a real partner in our journey.
By having Yuval on board, we found not just an experienced professional but also a partner in our lean journey with a passion and commitment to coach and guide us until we achieve our goals. Yuval’s vast knowledge and experience along with keen analytical skills enable him to fit the lean principles into our organization’s DNA and to help us overcome difficulties and constraints without risking our short-term business targets. Yuval has many capabilities which make him highly versatile. He can swiftly move from strategy/blueprints to training a class, implementing methods/processes all the way to helping us through some tough issues through hands-on coaching. This makes Yuval very valuable and influential in our journey towards lean.”
Yuval is the best Lean/Agile partner I have ever worked with. Over the 2+ years of our working relationship, he has consistently brought a pragmatic and refreshingly direct approach to problem-solving, coaching, and training. He leans in, and rather than prescribing a canned academic/textbook solution, he works with us to truly understand our core problems and then prescribes a tailored solution that works best for us. We have measured significant improvements in schedule adherence, quality, and customer satisfaction. The results have been dramatic. In addition to working with our core development teams, Yuval has presented Lean/Agile fundamentals to senior executives within my organization and customers who participate in our Customer Advisory Board meetings. He is a no-nonsense straight-talker, and I unconditionally recommend him to anyone serious about agile transformation.
When I asked, “Who should guide us through our Agile journey?” “Yuval” was the reply, followed by the reasons. What I have experienced has been consistent. Yuval is knowledgeable and guides you by asking the right questions at the right time to get you and your team thinking. He has a knack for identifying the missing concepts and language and getting us to talk about those in such a way that we can improve how we work together. Most consultants tell you the answer; Yuval asks the right questions so you find the answer yourself.

My Main Focus Areas

Steer towards Product-Market-Fit with Lean Startup Coaching

Most startups fail. Lean Startup seems trivial, but it is much more than just calling your initial product an MVP. As a certified LeanStack Coach, I can help you properly apply techniques such as MVP and Lean Canvas on your way to Product-Market-Fit and beyond. I mentor/coach early-stage startups and scaleups, corporate startups, and accelerator …

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Fixing Your Agility

While there are common antipatterns and useful patterns, Each organization is unique. Fixing your agility is context-specific and can take multiple forms: Strategic discovery/thinking workshop with leaders to explore current state and context, options, and align on high-level fixes High-quality principles-focused training to reinforce missing/weak agile concepts Capability/Maturity Assessment and co-creating a set of recommendations …

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Scale w/ SAFe Without Compromising Agility

Trusted partner for your Scaling journey Are you leading an Enterprise looking at SAFe? If you’re here, you might have figured out (maybe the hard way… ) that to succeed with SAFe, it’s really important to have the right partner. You realize that SPCs are a dime a dozen, and if you want real expertise …

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Professional Scrum and Kanban Training

There’s so much misunderstanding of team-level agility out there. I leverage certified Scrum.org training such as Professional Scrum with Kanban, Professional Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Leadership, Evidence-based Management, and follow-up implementation strategy/support services, to help my clients level up their Scrum / Kanban game.

Create a Business-level Operating System Leveraging Agility

Are you struggling to execute effectively on complex cross-cutting initiatives? Learn to design and lead such initiatives using lean startup and agility principles and practices. Over time, you will learn to work ON your business, leveraging lean/agile principles and practices. (aka Business as a Product).

Strategic Alignment and Execution at Scale Leveraging OKRs – OKR Coaching and Training Services

OKR Implementation / Deployment Coaching Discover how to enhance alignment between strategy and execution by mastering the utilization of frameworks like OKRs and Evidence-based Management (EBM). These tools help align strategic priorities and enable multi-disciplinary cross-organization teams to innovate with empowerment. Typical Engagement Here’s what my typical OKR launch/boost engagements look like: You can explore …

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Product/R&D Agility

Are you struggling to maintain agility while scaling/growing your organization? Do you need to disrupt yourself before you get disrupted? Improve your ability to innovate, your time to market, and value creation by leveraging Agile/DevOps principles and practices as appropriate in your context. I’ve helped dozens of product/R&D organizations of various sizes in a variety …

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Let’s discover how I might be able to help

DIVERSE Experience

I work with diverse companies ranging from startups, incubators, accelerators, and scale-ups to some of the world’s most prominent technology and consumer brands. I leverage this diverse experience to help my clients find the right path for their agility journey. Here are some of my recent projects:

Molecule to Medicine(M2M) Bio

Applied agile / Scrum / Kanban within a Biotech ecosystem involving a platform and multiple research and clinical applications. “agile is now a normal part of how we operate.”

Hansa BioPharma

Coaching the leadership team of a “commercial franchise” on leveraging agile techniques and principles to improve alignment, empowerment, and risk management when introducing a new revolutionary drug to market.

Dyno Therapeutics

Helped the Dyno team evolve their approach to agility beyond mechanical agile towards principled agility applied both to the Tech organization (including Machine-learning, BigData) as well as the Biology teams (creating virus/capsids) , G&A, and the executive team. This included Professional Scrum training, workshops to agree on the next iteration of agility at Dyno – …

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Gillette – Designing and Productizing a New Razor with Scrum

Partnered with Gillette’s R&D and Commercial leadership to leverage Scrum for designing the Gillette Exfoliating Razor. This initiative included several multi-disciplinary teams involving technical, research, and commercial teams collaborating on one scaled Scrum borrowing patterns from the Nexus framework. Using Scrum to quickly learn and validate on the key leap of faith assumptions (LOFAs) with …

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Aras

Aras’ collaboration with Yuval Yeret propelled them towards agile excellence, yielding rapid innovation, enhanced collaboration, and market responsiveness. The transformation, orchestrated by Yeret, revolutionized Aras’ product development, quality, and operational efficiency.

Computer Associates – Marketing Agility at Scale

Standing up Agility at Scale for a marketing organization involving multiple marketing and sales functions organized in multi-disciplinary teams empowered to own their funnel and run fast iterative cycles to deliver and optimize marketing/sales plays. The teams collaborated as an “Agile Marketing Train” to improve alignment and synergy by marketing and selling the product portfolio …

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Idemia – Using Agile to Improve Delivery

Idemia builds the systems you experience when you get your Driver’s license and go through the TSA Precheck lines. I helped Idemia leverage agile to help it deliver customer programs and build its future products. This included standing up team-level agility in several groups, standing up a lean agile center-of-excellence, organizing stable SAFe ARTs organized …

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CyberArk – Achieving Real Agility at a Scaleup Building Hard-core CyberSecurity Products

Trained and advised leaders and teams in the product and engineering organization at CyberArk on their scaling journey – leveraging product-stream Kanban systems to understand and accelerate flow across teams and then supporting/coaching the viral growth of Kanban systems by individual teams. Coached the organization’s leaders in the process of reorganizing around value – moving …

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PerfectoMobile

PerfectoMobile – Helped product development with initial move to Agile/Scrum as well as major tune-up to achieve real agility including Cross-functional teams, DevOps, Lean/Kanban overall flow, Test-first. PerfectoMobile provide a “Mobile/Web/IOT Test Lab As a Service” and are world-leaders in this space including projects on Connected Cars and the most popular digital experiences. (Now part …

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My Services

Coaching / Guidance

I’m available for one-time expert consultations, on-demand coaching multiple times a month, and retainer-level availability. Coaching sessions can be 1:1, with a specific team, or with a community of practice/cohort.

Coaching / Guidance Services

Training

I offer private training workshops with follow-up implementation/application sessions.

Training workshops can be off-the-shelf classes such as SAFe, Professional Scrum, my portfolio of training offerings, and custom-made workshops to fit specific needs.

Private Training Services

Fractional Agile Champion

Need someone to “Own” your company’s agile/agility journey? I can step into a fractional Agile Champion / Chief Agility Officer role and work with your executive leadership team on driving agility the right way across your organization.

Hire me as your Agile Champion

How to reach/follow me

I’m based in the Boston area. My clients are all over the world.

(617) 356-7093‬ yuval@yeretagility.com

Yeret Agility

Newton, MA 02459

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