Gene Gendel

Org Design Consultant, Coach, Trainer

1. KSTS Consulting 2. Rabobank

Industry: Consultant
Location: - , New York, United States
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About Gene Gendel

Gene Gendel is an organizational design specialist, agile/lean coach and trainer, consultant and adviser to senior leadership.  Almost 15 of 20+ years of his professional experience  – Gene dedicated to working with companies of various sizes and lines of business, trying to help them improve internal dynamics, organizational structure and and becoming a better place to work.  Gene engages at all organizational levels: senior- and mid-level management, teams and individuals.  In his work,  Gene uses various methods, tools and techniques to amplify learning by others and to ensure that people gain autonomy after Gene “coaches himself out of the job”.

Gene is a proud member of the small elite community of Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coaches (CEC).  Today, he is the only CEC who resides in NY State.    Gene is also one of the co-creators of Team Level Coaching Certifications (CTC) program for Scrum Alliance.

Gene is a well-recognized blogger and publisher.   He  is the author of Adaptive Ecosystems: Collection of Independent Essays About Agility and co-author of:

  • Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners (free pdf).
  • Best Agile Articles of 2017 and 2018

Gene significantly contributes to global and local agile communities, where he influences people by running  workshops, webinars, seminars, panel discussions, lunch & learn, coaching retreats, professional gatherings and other events.  While teaching and coaching Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)  to organizations, Gene has built the biggest in world (today) LeSS meetup community that is used as a free educational hub about LeSS available to many people.

Gene’s industry recognized elevated credentials are:

  • Certified Team Coach (CTC)
  • Certified in Agile Leadership (CAL),
  • Certified in Large Scale Scrum (CLP)
  • LeSS-friendly Scrum Trainer(LFST) , who is able to teach LeSS Basics Certification (CLB) course, according to CLB Learning Objectives, and Certified LeSS Trainer (CLT) -candidate
  • Certified in Scrum @ Scale (S@S)

Here is the list of areas of Gene’s professional focus:

  • Organizational/System design
  • Enterprise-wide, scaling agile solutions and frameworks
  • Promoting System over Local Optimization
  • Moving companies away from Skinnerian Behaviorism
  • Converting Taylorian Corporate Culture to Kaizen
  • Educating about Motivation/Rewards/Incentives
  • Adaptive (Agile) Product Ownership and Management
  • Adaptive (Agile)/Flexible Budgeting and Rolling Forecasts
  •  Coaching Sr.Leadership, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Teams
  • Implementing Agile frameworks: Scrum, Kanban
  • Mentor to Coaches

Gene Gendel

Org Design Consultant, Coach, Trainer

1. KSTS Consulting 2. Rabobank

Industry: Consultant
Location: - , New York, United States

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Evan Leybourn

Evan Leybourn Recommended Gene Gendel

I had the honour of working with Gene during the Business Agility Conference in NYC where he was facilitating. His experience and expertise in leading executives through complex topics (such as organisation design and leadership agility) for the benefit of all was instrumental to the success of the event. We couldn't have done it without him.

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Lawrence Mantrone

Lawrence Mantrone Recommended Gene Gendel

As PMINYC's Agile Program Manager, Gene champions the pragmatic use of lean agile project management and software development techniques for the benefit of the entire NYC agile community. He shares his deep and broad knowledge of concepts, best practices and tools on a regular basis. He has developed some innovative formats for chapter events, including team learning and panel discussions that have been well received by PMINYC members. Gene helps people take their agile knowledge to a higher level by speaking about hybrid agile approaches such as Scrumban. He appreciates that implementing agile in any organization requires strong commitment and transformation in order to make sustainable, permanent change a reality. It's been a privilege to work with him as a volunteer for the Agile program!

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Richard Phelan

Richard Phelan Recommended Gene Gendel

Gene is a knowledgeable Agile Practitioner and motivated volunteer for PMINYC. He managed our monthly chapter meetings for about two years bringing in interesting and high-quality speakers for the benefit of our members.

Because of his passion for Agile and the growing interest in the chapter, he proposed that the chapter start an Agile program that would focus on bringing Agile speakers and training to the chapters' members. He started with informal networking sessions, which have been very successful and well-attended. He is now working to take this to the next level and bring some of the top experts in Agile to the chapter as speakers and trainers.

Gene's efforts on behalf of the chapter and the membership, led me to select him for the 2011 President's Award for Volunteer of the year.

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