AgileCraft Welcomes Eric Ries, Barry O’Reilly, Marc Rix, Lee Ditiangkin, and Mark Richards to its Executive Advisory Team

September 12, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2018--AgileCraft, the top-ranked solution for enterprise agility, today announced the formation of an advisory team consisting of highly accomplished thought leaders and innovators in the Lean/Agile community. The advisory team members will serve as strategic partners in the development and success of AgileCraft’s short-term and long-term goals, providing expertise and guidance for continued success and growth. “We have ambitious goals to revolutionize how strategic portfolio management and value delivery are executed in the enterprise,” stated AgileCraft’s Founder and CEO, Steve Elliott. “As we bring this capability to the market, we are excited to partner with world-renowned thought leaders who are passionate about driving agility in the modern enterprise.”

Please take a few moments to meet the team:

Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times® bestseller,   and  The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth. He serves on the advisory board of several technology startups, and has consulted to new and established companies, as well as venture capital firms. In 2010, he was named Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and is currently an IDEO Fellow. Previously, he co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup. In 2007, BusinessWeek named him one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. In 2009, he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership. He is Founder and CEO of the Long-Term Stock Exchange which seeks to transform the structures of the public market allowing companies to realize their full potential as businesses and citizens, and is co-founder of Lean Startup Co.

Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation. He works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to invent the future, not fear it, by breaking the vicious cycles that spiral businesses toward death by enabling experimentation and learning to unlock the insights required for better decision making and higher performance and results. He is co-author of the international bestseller  Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale. Barry is a sought-after speaker and contributor to The Economist and MIT Sloan Management Review. Barry is faculty at Singularity University, advising and coaching on Singularity’s executive and accelerator programs. Barry is also founder and CEO of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives.

Marc Rix is a thought leader in the DevOps space. He focuses on providing full life-cycle management consulting and leadership coaching to IT organizations. Marc specializes in operating IT as a profit center, working throughout the technology value stream to streamline delivery practices and maximize value delivered to customers. He is a thought leader in practical, measurable Lean/Agile/DevOps methods at scale that enable his clients to achieve breakthrough, sustainable IT velocity. He works with clients like Sallie Mae, Johnson Controls, Charles Schwab, Qualcomm, Toyota, and Oracle to increase the value of IT by streamlining the end-to-end solution delivery pipeline. Marc is a member of Scaled Agile’s® framework team where he contributes to the advancement of SAFe® content and certifications in the areas of DevOps, Agile Architecture, and Agile Software Engineering. He is the primary author of  Scaled Agile’s DevOps Courseware and Toolkit  offerings under SAFe 4.5.

Lee Ditiangkin is an accomplished and dynamic technology executive with experience delivering large-scale enterprise software applications for e-commerce, SaaS, mobile, and Web. He has worked for some of the most recognized brands in technology and advised Unicorn Startups through IPO / acquisitions while leading key functions such as platform technologies, cloud infrastructure, DevOps, and technical program management. Additionally, Lee has a proven track record of mentoring leaders, building cohesive organizations, and driving change while delivering results and scaling organizations to the next level. Lee currently works as an Executive Program Manager at a Fortune 500 company where his role is large-scale program delivery.

Mark Richards has worked with numerous Fortune 1000 enterprises around the globe. Mark is a thought leader in the Agile community. He was the first person worldwide to achieve the highest level of SAFe certification (SPCT) and he continues to develop value-adding techniques and advancements. Mark was recently recognized as a SAFe Contributor for his work with program-level metrics. Mark is one of nine people to be recognized worldwide as a SAFe Fellow. Mark helps clients develop their problem-solving and continuous-improvement skills to leave lasting and sustainable change. A frequent presenter at conferences and meetups both locally and internationally, Mark is also the author of the blog  The Art of SAFe  and is working on a book of the same name.

About AgileCraft

AgileCraft was recently ranked #1 by Gartner for Project and Program Portfolio, SAFe support, Distributed Agile and Product Portfolio.  Find out more  or see our platform live at the upcoming  SAFe Summit, October 3 – 4 in Washington, DC.

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