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About Us

Principles to Practices – Consulting, Coaching, and Training services

Are you Adaptive?

In today’s world being effective is less a question of optimizing for the known, but effectiveness (and profitability) lies in responsiveness to an ever-shifting environment. Adaptability, not efficiency, is the central competency needed in today’s organizations.

Evolve Agility, is about end-to-end business agility. We work with leaders in creating empowered work environments. Leaders who recognize that workplace creativity is a necessary condition for survival, work with us to make critical and necessary shifts to becoming learning organizations. Through our coaching, training, and leadership development services we enable leaders to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

Experience and expertise to guide your business agility.

Our services enable you to amplify the scale and speed of your Agile transformations. Our cutting-edge practices ensure that you are not following the crowd. You are learning to evolve your organization as your core in-house competency. We support our customers with best-in-class learning experiences. We help with the fundamental cultural transformation necessary to break past habits of yesterday so that your organization looks forward to the challenges of tomorrow. Our principles-to-practices approach provides no-fluff practical guidance to overcome your toughest challenges.

Dhaval Panchal

Dhaval Panchal

Founder

Experienced executive, Organization Design consultant, and Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Coach and Trainer (CEC, CTC, and CST), since 2008. He has been practicing agile since 2003 and helped build multiple agile organizations from the ground up.

He has led large-scale transformations at Fortune 500 companies, and mid-size Product Companies. Dhaval has first-hand experience with transformation challenges in Oil & Gas, Banking, Insurance, Gaming, and Medical domains.

Brandon Raines

Brandon Raines

Partner - Systems and Leadership Expert

Brandon is an Organization Design and Enterprise Coach who has worked with public and private entities, both large and small.  He has helped organizations and individuals emerge from near failure to thriving models of success.  Brandon is a noted author, speaker, and presenter on topics of leadership, organization design, and teamwork.

Brandon is a Certified Enterprise Coach with the Scrum Alliance.  He is also trained in Organization Relationship Systems Coaching(ORSC) by the Center for Right Relationship(CRR) Global as well as the Disney Institute in Customer Relationship

Anu Smalley

Anu Smalley

Partner - Trainer & Enterprise Coach

Anu specializes in Executive Coaching and Agile Transformations. She is Scrum Alliance accredited Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Agile Leadership Educator (CAL-E), and Certified Path to CSP educator.

Anu has helped companies in Banking, Insurance and Reinsurance, Travel, Gaming Software, Legal, Benefits Management, Software Consulting, HealthCare. She has more than 13 years of Agile implementation, coaching, and transformation experience. As a community leader, Anu has chaired Scrum Alliance Global Scrum Gatherings for three years and actively contributes to Women in Agile initiatives within Scrum Alliance.

Craig Larman

Craig Larman

Partner - Organization Design Coach, Consultant, Trainer

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems). He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy-code C and C++ TDD coach with feature teams, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.

Julianne Jones

Julianne Jones

Partner - Agile & Organization Change Management

Julianne is a Transformational executive who builds world-class teams that consistently deliver extraordinary business outcomes quickly, efficiently, frequently, and reliably. She’s passionate about helping her clients transition from episodic to continuous value management and developing product-driven, customer-centric learning organizations. Julianne partners with her clients to drive successful business outcomes from the product design and delivery phases to enterprise-wide Agile transformation.

Julianne has over 14 years of experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies. She focuses on creating a new delivery system and re-structuring the organization from a domain-based project-driven organization to a product-driven organization while driving additional value by implementing Lean-Agile delivery methods.

Natraj Kaushik

Natraj Kaushik

Partner - Agile Coach

Natraj has delivered value in software development and IT for over 27 years. He has worked in both startups and large corporations. He has been a software developer, tester/QA manager, technical architect, project manager, scrum master, agile coach/mentor, and agile trainer. Natraj became an avid practitioner of, and evangelist for, agile after his introduction to agility and scrum 14 years ago. He has since formed, coached, and trained several scrum teams to high performance. He has also led transformation efforts in several groups. Natraj is an active member of the Houston agile community.

Gene Gendel

Gene Gendel

Partner - Organization Design Coach, Consultant, Trainer

Gene Gendel is Certified Enterprise Coach®, Trainer, and Organizational Design Agent. Gene aims to help organizations and individual teams improve internal dynamics, organizational structure, and overall efficiency. He strives to engage at all organizational levels: senior- and mid-level management, teams, and individuals. Gene uses various methods, tools, and techniques to strengthen the learning of others and to ensure that groups and individuals gain autonomy after he “coaches himself out of a job.”

Gene is a well-recognized member of global and local agile communities, where he influences people via open-space agile collaboration workshops, coaching retreats, group events, and presentations.

Tom Perry

Tom Perry

Partner - Transformation Agent

Tom has been working as a transformation agent in software development for over 20 years. He has worked on teams at startup companies, large corporations in the Fortune 100, and the State and Federal Governments.

His background includes testing, development, project/program management, agile coaching/mentoring, and training. As part of his involvement in the greater agile community, he led the Seattle eastside chapter of the APLN as well as recently created the Open Agile Management conference in Seattle. He is a speaker and author on Agile topics in local and international forums. He wrote “The Little Book of Impediments” which can be found on www.leanpub.com.

Rob Myers

Rob Myers

Partner - Agile Engineering Trainer and Coach

Rob has 35 years of professional experience in software development roles and has been training and coaching organizations in Agile engineering practices since 1998. His courses blend fun, practical, hands-on coding labs, “Training From the Back of the Room” advanced learning techniques, and relevant first-person stories from both successful and not-so-successful Agile implementations.

Rob is also writing a book, Essential Test-Driven Development, for Addison-Wesley.

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Become a partner

We guide companies to make successful transformation journeys. We believe that real change starts with the experiences that our clients have in becoming learning organizations. We take a Systems Thinking approach to empower others to do their best work.

We are not a staffing agency and only work with trusted and verified practitioners.

We work with a limited number of motivated clients. As a boutique agency, we give our utmost attention to our client’s success.

If you share our beliefs and have your own company we are looking for partners to strengthen our network.