Effective Agile and Organizational Change

Headshot of Jim MorganJim Morgan, M.A., CCMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMP®, created the first evidence-based model for Agile organizational change (OC) and invented a complete Agile-at-scale system. As “The Radical Agilist,” Jim has shown that other Agile and OC approaches miss important lessons from social science and thus add unnecessary time and money costs. His expertise comes from a vast amount of research through the scientific literature, decades of experience improving teams, and an unusual combination of rigorous certifications. Here’s the proof:

  • Authorship of three Web books based on reviews of hundreds of scientific and trade sources, detailing:
  • Training and coaching of hundreds of project/program managers on Agile or teamwork.
  • Creation of an “An Evidence-Based Model for Agile Organizational Change,” the first approach to Agile culture change based on a review of objective evidence as opposed to biased personal success stories.
  • Rigorous certifications that require proof of having done the work, extensive training, comprehensive exams, and continuing education, in three overlapping disciplines:
    • Certified Change Management Professional (one of only 500 globally when earned).
    • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (5+ years).
    • PMI Project Management Professional (10+ years).
  • Measurable successes in improving performance and processes in every position held, at small (25 people), medium (300 people), and large enterprises (Honeywell, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Microsoft, NetApp).
  • Experience working at all levels of an enterprise:
    • Single teams to multi-team programs to entire organizations.
    • C-suite leaders, middle managers, supervisors, and team members.
  • Exceptional communication skills:
    • Written—A former professional writer who came to project management from technical writing, and wrote a master’s thesis on persuasion.
    • Verbal—Extensive training credits, including classroom training for PMI; conference and professional group presentations; and guest-lectures in universities.
  • High scores on scientific tests for persistence toward long-term goals and the ability to read others’ emotions.
  • Ongoing participation in professional groups related to Agile, organizational change, and specific technologies or processes (DevOps, Internet of Things, digital health, etc.).
  • Driving energy, discipline, and concentration from years as a martial arts black belt.

For my employment and education history, see my resume or LinkedIn profile. If you still have doubts about interviewing me, please see Addressing Concerns.