As an independent consultant, I help tech and non-tech organizations worldwide overcome the challenges of the digital age. Here are some areas in which I can help through deep or quick engagements. I'm also available for short workshops or talks in these areas.
Prove and improve the benefits-performance (realistic proxy for ROI) of your digital or product portfolios.
Deploy an objective and transparent framework for performance-based funding of initiatives.
Deal better with B2B or B2C churn
Improve Organizational Agility
Enable next stage of growth by taking pre-emptive action on orgdesign and operating model. Avoid growing into silos for product, design, and engineering.
Converge faster on product-market-fit without squandering capital.
How CDOs can progress from showcasing tech outcomes to creating business impact.
Project to Product transitions
Review management structure and their ways of working
Improve alignment with business
Rebalance Outsourcing, use of internal/external shared services
Improve Delivery Capability
Review alignment of enterprise architecture strategy with business strategy
Non-Profit, Government Leaders
Introduce agility into your context (Agile outside technology)
Improve collaboration and alignment
HR and related Leaders
Job architecture for tech departments
Tech role migrations
Improve Tech Recruitment
Reduce perceived Hierarchy, introduce elements of self-management.
I have cross-functional experience of 22 years in a variety of digital, product, and tech roles such as VP-Transformation Advisory, Director of Innovation, Head of Technology, Product Principal, and Leadership Coach. I am able to avoid providing impractical, generic, or superficial advice thanks to prior hands-on experience with product development and systems integration as shared below.
I have switched to a part-time role at ThoughtWorks after nearly 16 years of being full-time.
I have lots of experience with agile operating models and in improving ways of working in PMO, demand & capacity management, delivery management, product management, and executive decision making.
Earlier in my career, I worked as an application developer and software architect for ten years including five years of applying Extreme Programming methods such as test-driven development, continuous integration, and pair programming. As a product principal on GoCD, a continuous delivery pipeline tool, I conceptualized, designed, and served as a market-facing product manager for capabilities such as its command repository and its support for polling package repositories.
Enterprisers Project—a joint initiative of Harvard Business Review and RedHat—featured it as a must-read at the behest of John Marcante, CIO of Vanguard—the investment behemoth. The book was also featured in a digital leaders reading list thanks to a recommendation from Nick Williams, then-Managing Director, Consumer Digital, Lloyds Banking Group.