Eliassen Group's Agile Difference


Eliassen Group Agile Consulting and Coaching Services is dedicated to helping our clients succeed with Agile so they can accelerate time to market, manage changing priorities, increase productivity, reduce risk, align business and developments objectives, and improve team morale.


We enable Agile at Scale

by helping large enterprises implement an appropriate scalability framework.

We take a pragmatic approach

to helping our clients implement whatever Agile practices best suit their specific needs.

We guide complete Agile transformations

from assessment of Agile readiness, to pilot projects, to training and launching Agile teams, to expanding Agile throughout the development organization, to promoting sustainable Agile execution across the entire enterprise.

We draw from an amazingly deep pool of talent

including a network of hundreds of experienced Agile consultants, Agile coaches, Agile scrum masters and business analysts, backed Eliassen Group’s database of thousands of qualified IT professionals.

We educate the entire enterprise

from training individual Agile teams, to showing top management, product management, human resources, and other groups how to support and leverage Agile development.

We focus on business value

by teaching teams how to evaluate market needs, setting priorities and budget to maximize utility to customers, and measuring results based on business value.

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Scott Cordeiro   |  Managing Director

Scott Cordeiro leads our rapidly growing Agile Consulting Practice, working closely with both new and existing clients as they incorporate Agile methodologies into their software development and business practices. Scott has more than 20 years of experience in the IT Services industry. Prior to joining Eliassen Group in 2009, Scott started and built his own IT Services firm, overseeing strategic client relationships, managing operations and launching new lines of business, before being acquired. Scott served on the Board of Directors for NACCB. His career has been focused in serving market verticals including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Defense Industries and Public Sector.

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Damon Poole   |  Consulting Agilist

He is also a co-founder and past CEO and CTO of AccuRev where he created multiple Jolt Award winning products including AccuRev and AccuWorkflow. Damon has spoken at numerous conferences including Agile and Beyond 2010-2012, Agile Business Conference, Q-Con, Agile 2008-2012, and Agile Development Practices and has Trained thousands of people on Agile techniques.

Damon's 22 years of software experience spans from small co-located teams all the way up to global development organizations with hundreds of teams. Damon is a past President and Vice President of Agile New England. He writes frequently on the topic of Agile development, is the author of the web book "Do It Yourself Agile," and a pioneer in the area of Multistage Continuous Integration and mixing Scrum and Kanban.

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Carrie Driscoll   |  Director, Services Delivery - Eastern Region

Carrie's 19 years of progressive managerial and PM experience delivering quality software products to the marketplace span multiple career evolutions. Her software experience includes, Application Software Quality Manager, Project Manager/Scrum Master and Coach.

Prior to joining Eliassen Group, Carrie was the Director of Engineering Program Management for Carbonite, as a member of the executive team. She also assisted as an Uber Scrum Master, where she led Scrum of Scrums meetings and drove technical decision making on behalf of Carbonite.

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Hunter McCluer   |  CSM, CSP, ATF, SPC

Hunter oversees delivery of Agile Practice client services and solutions in our Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic and South East regions. Focused on the growth and support our Agile clients, practice, and teams, Hunter works with our Regional and National Sales, and Recruiting teams to define, support, and deliver client services and success.

Hunter's 25+ years of professional experience has been focused on helping commercial, federal, and technical organizations transform and achieve success. A seasoned Agile Coach / Transformation Architect, Mr. McCluer is a highly effective leader and communicator, who is able to collaborate and work with all levels of an organization. His industry experience includes: Finance, Mortgage Banking, State and Federal Government, Department of Defense, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Military and Civilian Health Care, Education, Cable Television, Internet and Mobile Advertising.

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David Gijsbers   |  Director Business Development - Northeast Region

David Gijsbers is Eliassen Group's Agile Practice Team Lead for Engagement Management. In this role he builds relationships with clients interested in transforming to Agile and works with them to build and execute a strategy for transformation. As the transformation takes life, David is responsible for bringing in the appropriate Eliassen Agile Coaches to respond to the Organizational, Technical and Team challenges that emerge. David has been with Eliassen Group for five years and was a founding member of Eliassen Group's Agile Practice.

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Stosh Misiaszek   |  Director of Business Development - Mid-Atlantic

Stosh is a passionate Agilist who has been in the IT industry for over 25 years with experience ranging from Assembly Language software coding, to process consulting, tech support, and sales. He is the Director of Business Development at Eliassen Group based in Washington DC, and is also the Scrum Master for ADAPT.

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Robert Annis   |  Director, Agile Training Services

Robert is an internationally known Agile Consultant and has worked in Europe, USA and Australia. His experience extends across multiple industries (Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, IT, Logistics, Education, Marketing and Government) and all seniority levels. He is also the lead Agile SME for Villanova University and delivers their Agile-based courses.

Our Partners

Enjoying great success with Agile requires great people, processes and technology. When these three things come together well, magic happens!

Realizing the importance of offering our clients a scalable, full-service Agile solution that will meet their business needs, our Agile Consulting team is pleased to partner with the following companies, all of whom have materially helped with the advancement of Agile adoption within the business community:

Scaled Agile

The Scaled Agile Framework® (pronounced SAFe™) was created by Dean Leffingwell and is an interactive knowledge base for implementing Agile practices at enterprise scale. The “Big Picture” graphic created by Dean highlights the individual roles, teams, activities and artifacts necessary to scale Agile from the team to program to the enterprise level. Dean has elaborated on this scaled Agile adoption practice that often takes place in companies in his books Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements for Teams Programs and the Enterprise (2011) and Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises, (2007). He often discusses SAFe in his blog as well, which can be found at scalingsoftwareagilityblog.com. Scaled Agile Framework and SAFe are trademarks of Leffingwell, LLC We hope it will work for you, too.

Learn more about our partnership with SAFe    

Rally

Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. The Rally Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by closely aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes. Companies use Rally to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively adapt to rapidly changing customer needs and competitive dynamics.

VersionOne

VersionOne is a recognized leader in agile application lifecycle management (agile ALM). Our mission is to help companies envision and deliver great software. Our promise is to promote and serve the best interests of the agile software development community. Every single day we work hard to make a difference in our community and with our customers. Today more than 50,000 teams, including over 35 of the Fortune 100, use our agile ALM platform to help them scale their agile initiatives faster, easier, and smarter.

CloudBees

CloudBees offers continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) solutions that accelerate software delivery. Powered by Jenkins CI, the world's most popular open source CI server, the CloudBees Continuous Delivery Platform provides a wide range of Jenkins-based CI/CD solutions. CloudBees solutions can be used on-premise and/or in the cloud to meet the unique security, scalability and manageability needs of enterprises.


IBM

IBM® Rational® provides solutions to help your organization realize the benefits of Agile by quickly and effectively adopting and scaling Agile practices. IBM Rational Agile solutions deliver: Integrated tooling to plan, build and deliver Agile projects for software and products. An adaptive process framework allowing organizations to automate and replicated Agile best practices. An open and flexible delivery platform that frees organizations to leverage their existing commercial and open source tools. Tools and best practice support to extend Agile to product and systems development, support large and distributed teams, and effectively meet compliance mandates training and coaching and other services to help ensure your Agile success. 

Atlassian

Atlassian products help innovators everywhere plan, build and launch great software. More than 25,000 large and small organizations – including Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Netflix and United Airlines – use Atlassian’s issue tracking, collaboration and software-development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.

AgileCraft

AgileCraft is the first ever enterprise platform purposefully built for scaling agile to the enterprise. We help software organizations transform the way they collaboratively plan, deliver, measure and learn across their software development lifecycles. Built from the ground up to support agile software at scale, AgileCraft enables strategic software organizations to deliver revenue faster, improve operational efficiency, and decrease risk associated with large software development efforts. Whether you're using SAFe®, DAD, Less, or any other approach to scaling agile, AgileCraft allows everyone from the big-picture executive to the most detailed-oriented engineer to optimize software delivery and make better decisions.

Our Associations