Hear from Leaders about Their Agility Journey With Me
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.
It was such a pleasure to work with Yuval. His attention to detail and training program were exactly what we were looking for. He has a way of communicating change in a way that is easy to understand. I absolutely loved working with Yuval and would encourage everyone to work with him. Would absolutely hire him and his company again! Thanks Yuval!
We wanted to explore using agile methodologies within our Biotech environment. Yuval worked with us to produce a full programme of training and implementing / adapting Scrum with Kanban across our entire ecosystem. Yuval was flexible in his approach, spent time discussing specifics and his coaching and subject matter expertise was invaluable. 18 months later and agile is a normal part of how we operate.
Yuval led the agile training at Gillette, which was linked to a major innovation project we were working on (The Exfoliating Razor). The project was on extreme timing and we needed to rethink how to create innovation without sacrificing quality. Yuval trained us on the basics and then consulted with us to help us define the best process. His collaborative, patient, and iterative learning approach was great for our team, which was initially hesitant. His dedication and persistence paid off and enriched the team with a new way of working for future innovation projects. I highly recommend partnering with Yuval on any project where you need to identify new ways of working faster and better.
Yuval helped us launch a scaled agile implementation in our group of 100 at Akamai. He ran custom in-house Leading SAFe training for us and guided a value stream identification and realization strategic workshop. Several of us also attended Yuval’s Scrum Product Owner and Scrum Master courses to improve our Agile basics. Yuval was a clear and effective instructor. He covered a lot of substantive material quickly in an interactive way that helped it make sense and stick. His tech leadership background was essential in helping us understand how to apply Agile and SAFe within our specific business and technical contexts. Always encouraging us to return to the Agile principles and think flexibly, he prepared us to embark on a successful Agile journey that involved constant inspection, reflection, and adjustment. Four years later, our implementation is tuned, allowing our teams to achieve much more than was possible before, with a higher level of transparency and collaboration with organizational and portfolio management. I highly recommend Yuval for Agile or scaled Agile teaching, coaching, or assistance anywhere on your Agile journey!