Lean Business Change is the blog of David Morris.
I want to help build beautiful businesses, that care about planet and people as well as profit; humane workplaces fit for the 21st century, where everyone has a stake in the outcome and an opportunity to contribute to direction.
Throughout the last 33 years, I have worked with some great people and had opportunities to grow in a range of roles across many industries. I have had some success and lots of fun using lean and agile practices for over 20 years.
As an experienced lean change leader and agile coach, I have helped organisations realise the benefits of lean value-driven change, through a real hands-on approach:
I now work with leadership in larger enterprises looking to adopt business agility and developing people to develop excellent products. Currently as Enterprise Agile Manager with Fiserv‘s Digital Channels division, helping guide their agile transformation and continual improvement.
In my MBA research paper, ‘The Paradox of Agile Transformation‘, I realised why I was so tired of seeing attempts at improving enterprise agility undermined by the wrong approach, and have become more focused on how to better align the approaches we take.
Contributing back to the community is important, working with the Agile Alliance and other organisations in NZ and in the UK, as well as local meetup groups. I also love writing, as author for ‘Scrum‘ (2017) and ‘Agile Project Management‘ (2015); contributing editor for ‘Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge‘ (2010), editor for many wikipedia pages, and providing occasional answers on Quora too.
For those interested in badge collecting; I am a Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), a SAFe Agilist (SA), an ICAgile Certified Professional for Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA), Certified IT Professional (CITP), and Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®).