Most of the organizations that try to implement Lean and Agile practices independently struggle to achieve their desired business objectives. This is due in part to the fact their staff doesn’t have the knowledge or experience needed to recognize and overcome common traps and pitfalls. Part of the reason also lies in the frameworks they choose to utilize.
Over the past several years, we at CodeGenesys have applied Scrumban in a variety of contexts with great success, using it to accelerate new adoptions of Scrum, to help teams and organizations overcome common challenges associated with practicing Scrum, and to help organizations evolve entirely new frameworks that sustain value-delivery and agility over time.
We’d love to show you how Scrumban can help you unlock your own team’s or organization’s capabilities.
We specialize in guiding teams and organizations to better results without radically changing or disrupting how you currently work.
We don't cut & paste the same solution for every customer. We constantly probe and adapt as new discoveries about your context are made.
We emphasize results over a specific process, and don't show up with a predetermined strategy. We Listen. We Discover. We solve problems with you.
We don't abandon you when unexpected detours are encountered. We draw upon our professional network, tools & resources to guide you through.
We start working with a critical few, developing roadmaps designed to nurture continual evolutions over disruptive change.
We help you minimize the use our services by building great teams capable of solving great problems.
CodeGenesys is built around a core team of professionals who have worked in and enjoyed success with global corporations. The team brings together exceptional skills, invaluable experience and the insight gained from years of proven hands-on capability.
Ajay Reddy has spent more than a decade helping technology teams and organizations improve how they work. His engagements emphasize a hands-on approach, collaborative experimentation, verified business outcomes, and improved team satisfaction. After discovering Agile approaches as a software engineer, he transitioned to coaching others in adopting Agile. In 2010, he co-founded ScrumDo.com to provide cloud-based project management tools to facilitate better Scrum and Kanban implementations. As its managing partner, chief product strategist, and lead coach, he helps teams in 145 countries realize Scrumban’s benefits. He recently co-created the GetScrumban game to help people discover Scrumban’s capabilities.
VP of Corporate Development
Ken Knight has a long leadership history in sales and sales management. He has been VP of Sales for three different companies in the solid and hazardous waste industries throughout the North East. In 1999, he left corporate America to start American Document Destruction Services. For six years, the company was on “The Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies List” in Western New York. In 2006, Knight formed American Records Management which grew to $1mm in revenue and was on “The Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies List” for four years. Knight joined CodeGenesys in December 2015 as Vice President Corporate Development and opened the Buffalo regional office for CodeGenesys.
Marc loves everything about software development. Whether coding, writing, or managing a team, he’s happiest behind the keyboard. He’s worked on everything from software to control industrial robots to educational software for K-12. When not developing software, Marc is a brand new parent and expresses his maker side with a CO2 laser cutter.
Chief Administrative Officer
Diana has spent most of her career as a teacher. She has her master’s degree in elementary education and is certified to teach in multiple states. She is glad to support CodeGenesys in the HR and Finance role.
Agile and Kanban Coach
Dimitar Bakardzhiev is an expert in managing successful and cost-effective technology development, often in geographically distributed environments, and delivering cutting-edge, large-scale projects for multinational organizations. With his blend of technical, managerial and operational expertise with advanced skills in planning, product development and resource allocation, Dimitar effectively combines the theory and practice of agile methods to deliver business results. As a Lean-Kanban University (LKU)-Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and avid, expert Kanban practitioner and Brickell Key Award 2015 Finalist, Dimitar puts lean principles to work every day when managing complex software projects. Dimitar has been one of the leading proponents and evangelists of Kanban in his native Bulgaria and has published David Anderson’s Kanban book as well as books on the Theory of Constraints by Goldratt and Deming’s Theory of Management in the local language. He is also a lecturer and frequent speaker at numerous industry conferences and his passion is to educate audiences on the benefits of lean principles and Agile methodologies for software development.
Agile and Kanban Coach
Shyam has over 25 years experience in IT and Software related Industry and with Agile & Agile Teams. He has served in multiple capacities and roles on Agile teams – including that of a Product Analyst, ScrumMaster, Scrum Consultant, Scrum Coach, Lean & Kanban Trainer, and as Lean-Kanban Practitioner-Coach. He is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC). He is also an invited presenter at multiple conferences. He has served as Agile Coach/Consultant for Organizations such as Carbonite, EMC, PHT Corporation, Wal-Mart, Anthem Healthcare, Unum, Wellpoint, Barclays Card US and UST-Global.
Agile and Kanban Coach
Kevin joined CodeGenesys in late 2015 as an Agile Coach. Prior experience included consulting as an enterprise Agile coach for the State of Maine Office of Information Technology, and for a number of years guiding the Agile adoption of a global social media solutions firm from a single Scrum team to multiple Scrum teams and Kanban being practiced by Operations and various client services teams. For nearly two decades he has been involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle as a business owner, project manager, programmer, and team lead. He has also served as a ScrumMaster, team lead, manager, Agile coach, and executive coach. His approach to agility is rooted in the Agile value individuals and interactions over processes and tools; he seeks to raise the performance of human systems through Agile thinking and practice.
Agile and Kanban Coach
Nick Zdunic joined CodeGenesys in July 2015 as an Agile and Lean/Kanban Coach. Nick originally comes from Perth, Western Australia where he has been working with Agile Methodologies since 2002, when Extreme Programming and the Agile Manifesto were still young. He has experience in Scrum, Scrumban, Kanban and other methodologies and applies principles from all these in context.
Nick is also a trainer and authors training material in Agile methodologies as well as in targeted areas such as Agile testing, Agile test automation and Agile development. Nick is a Systems and Lean Thinker, seeking to understand and apply human and scientific approaches to assist teams in order to improve and become great contributors to their organization.
Trainer and Executive Coach, CodeGenesys Advisor
Mike Burrows is the author of the definitive book Kanban from the Inside, creator of the Featureban simulation game, and founder of the values-based change management startup agendashift.com. His career spans aerospace, software tools, banking, and the public sector, first as a software developer and later as global development manager and IT director. Most recently he has worked in the UK, Europe, and Asia with leading banks, the media industry, and a number of government agencies and departments.
Michael de la Maza
Agile and Kanban Coach
Michael de la Maza is an Agile consultant and angel investor. As an Agile consultant, his major engagements have been with Paypal, State Street, edX, Carbonite, Unum, and Symantec. He is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (formerly known as Certified Scrum Coach). Previously, he was VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired by Microsoft in 2006) and co-founder of Inquira (acquired by Oracle in 2011). He is the co-author of Professional Scrum with TFS 2010 and Why Agile Works: The Values Behind The Results (agilevalues.org). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.
Developer and Technical Support
Lokesh joined CodeGenesys in 2015 as a Software Developer. Prior to Code Genesys, Lokesh worked for Prodigi India company in 2014 where he held the position of Software Developer. In 2013, Lokesh worked for Vinove Software and Services as a Backend Developer. Lokesh has been working in different frontend and backend technologies since 2011 and focused on Website Development across different frameworks.
Sujoy joined CodeGenesys in 2012 as a software engineer. He has ten plus years of experience in software development. He currently works with his client company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt developing software to help students master skills needed to succeed in mathematics and providing teachers with an ecosystem of instructional support. Prior to this he worked with the Scholastics Educational group which recently got bought by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Before entering the education space Sujoy worked with EMC building next generation unified storage management software to manage midrange storage portfolios. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Pradeep handles testing at CodeGenesys. He brings nearly two decades of testing expertise in Agile and waterfall environments. Pradeep served as Director of QA at PTC, where he managed complex projects to successfully deliver releases on target. He helps improve organizational and localized best practices for customer satisfaction with smart solutions and outstanding products.
Catherine joined CodeGenesys as ScrumMaster for Marketing and Communications Team and Customer Support for ScrumDo in October of 2015. From 2009-2015 she served as a special assistant to the owner/manager of Endicott Variety. In 2011, she completed 20 years of being an educator in the private sector. She also enjoyed coaching rhetoric the last 7 years of her teaching career.
Ivaylo is a graduate from BAW (Bayerische Akademie für Werbung und Marketing) in Munich. Since then he has worked in various fields of Digital Marketing, before specializing in Inbound Marketing. Prior to joining CodeGenesys, Ivaylo worked as a Creative Director for a digital marketing agency, planning and executing digital marketing campaigns for both B2B and B2C companies. As Inbound Marketing Manager, Ivaylo sets Code Genesys’s inbound marketing strategy to drive awareness and generate quality leads.He has Inbound and Hubspot Certificates from the Hubspot Academy.
Online Marketer at Codegenesys
Petar has a background in marketing and finance and he holds Master Degree from the University of Economics – Varna. Prior to joining CodeGenesys, Petar has worked as Web Designer in a digital agency. His interest is Inbound Marketing, Start Up entrepreneurship and developing environment. Petar has Inbound Certificate from the Hubspot Academy.
Desislava has a background in inbound marketing and experience with Social Media marketing. She holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Economics – Varna and holds an Inbound Certificate from the Hubspot Academy.
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