Alex Kanaan, SPC4
Agile Coach, Trainer & Educator
Servant leadership empowers people to be their best. Alex coached and trained dozens of teams, individuals and Scrum Masters on the benefits of using Scrum, Kanban and SAFe and how to apply them even beyond software engineering.
Inspires out-of-box Innovation
Change is inevitable in today’s market. The ability to see the big picture and think out-of-the box allows companies to quickly respond to and manage change in order to innovate and focus on what they do best.
Community Organizer & Agility Advocate
Passion for Agile led to the formation of SFAA as a local user community that has since grown to 1200 members strong to educate South Florida professionals and companies on Agile & Lean best practices. Regular participator & speaker at local & national Agile conferences.
Certifications & Selected Portfolio
Certifications and awards further endorse a big-four management consulting background and wide industry experience. Practical solutions can quickly help you overcome your critical business impediments.
Ignite YOUR innovative juices
According to Heraclitus, “The only thing that is constant is change.” In today’s business environment, markets, customers, competition, vendors, etc. are continuously in a state of flux. Although business survival may depend on your ability to adapt, getting ahead of the pack requires you to be truly innovative.
An MIT study in 2009 showed that Agile companies grow revenue 37% faster! The power of Agile gives you the flexibility to quickly experiment with new products and services without compromising existing ones to gain new competitive advantages. Being able to correctly and practically apply Agile principles is critical in giving you a sustainable competitive advantage.
So invite change, engage customers and focus on quickly delivering working products that meet their needs. By launching and coaching high performance Agile teams to quickly implement business concepts, your ability to innovate will multiply exponentially.
-Be Agile, don't just do Agile
-Tailor agility to your needs
-Focus on working products
-Evolve with inspect & adapt
-Stop chasing metrics
A few months ago the fine folks at AgileThought were kind enough to feature me in their Agile Coaches corner. Here is the complete interview. Thanks AgileThought for the opportunity!
(Work In Progress) If I am an Agile coach, I must practice what I preach..gladly!” Who says Agile is just for Software Development? As conference chair for Agile Transformation Summit 2015 (ATS2015), together with an awesome team of 25 volunteers, we utilized Agile beyond software to put on a world-class Agile conference. ATS 2015 was organized Read more about Agile Beyond Software, How to Put on a 600+ Agile Conference in Just Three Months![…]
According to EY, Agile Innovation is “the art of making hard things easy and creating new viable business offerings faster” In today’s digital age, where we are continuously connected and online from anywhere, customers expect and demand more. Companies that don’t delight and wow customers will soon be replaced by those that do! Innovation Read more about From Blockbuster to Netflix – Agile Footprints on Innovation[…]
Ever wonder why Agile teams swear by relative estimation? With great respect to the advocates to move away from estimation, newer teams benefit greatly from estimation. My teams improved our sprint planning efforts by a factor or 3, once we started using relative estimation. Without understanding Agile relative estimation, teams tend to fall back to Read more about Story Sizing using Agile Relative Estimation[…]
]There is a difference from ‘doing’ Agile and ‘being’ Agile. The difference is in the mindset. Teams that are truly Agile invoke the five Scrum values: Focus, Commitment, Courage, Respect and Openness. Tobias Mayer discussed respect in his blog and made mention of being nice, but is being nice necessarily being respectful? Successful scrum Read more about Living the Scrum Values – Respect[…]