Lean Business Change is the blog of David Morris, MBA PSPO CSM CBAP.
As an experienced lean change agent, coach, and author; David helps organisations realise the benefits of lean value-driven change, through a real hands-on approach, working in and across projects; in a range of capacities, including team coaching, business analysis, project leadership, change management, operational process improvement; guiding governance and programme thinking; building motivated teams; helping select the right products to build, ensuring they are designed for a good customer experience across their full life-cycle, and are delivered right first time.
With over 30 years’ experience working in delivery, lead, coach, and instructor roles; he is passionate about realising business benefit by ensuring business stakeholders and delivery teams work collaboratively, with good experience of introducing and coaching lean and agile practices in technical and business teams.
David is Enterprise Agile Coaching Manager with Fiserv‘s Digital Channels division, helping guide their journey toward greater strategic agility. He is also teaches and writes on lean change, agile practices, governance, business analysis, and the wider field of business agility through his independent company, Sophorum. He has written for several publications and books, and released ‘Agile Project Management in easy steps‘ in 2015 and ‘Scrum in easy steps‘ in 2017.
David is actively involved in bringing lean and agile practices together with a range of other disciplines, including project management, change management, product management, and business analysis. He led a collaborative effort between the business analysis and agile practitioner communities to develop the ‘Agile Extension to the BABOK Body of Knowledge‘.
David is also an advocate for advancing practice and techniques through several organisations, including Auckland Change Agents and Agile Alliance. He is a Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), SAFe Agilist (SA), ICAgile Certified Professional for Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA), Certified IT Professional (CITP), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, and Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®). He also holds a MBA from the University of Auckland, for which his top-graded dissertation was ‘The Paradox of Agile Transformation – Why trying to be Agile stops organisations from becoming agile‘.