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Principal Consultant

David Levine

David Levine has over 25 years of management, executive, and technical leadership experience mainly in Financial Services and Insurance – both services and consulting organizations. David’s prior roles include SVP IT Organizational Strategist, VP PMO, VP Product Management, Principal Consultant, and Director of Training and Audit.  In these roles, David has significant experience including Agile and DevOps Transformation leadership, PMO leadership, PPM tools implementation work, business architecture, and application portfolio management.  He has led enterprise process improvement efforts working with executives and employing lean and six sigma approaches.  He had the unique experience of starting his career in the business and moving into very senior roles including having P&L responsibility for $100M+ lines of business. David has a passion for taking his knowledge of the business and solving problems to improve the ability for IT to create more value and deliver on the needs of the organization.  He enjoys building high performing teams, creating business Agility, developing lean processes. and setting strategic direction.
What is the Worth of a Good Product Owner? w/ Tim Wise

This week, on SoundNotes, we’re featuring another question from a student in one of our Certified Scrum classes. The question came from someone who’s working in an organization that doesn’t see value in the role of Product Owner and isn’t convinced that it’s needed as part of the Scrum Team. The question: What is the […]

How Do I Use Scrum on Data Warehouse Projects? w/ Dave Nicolette

In one of my recent Certified Scrum Master classes, I had a number of students who were working on projects involving migrating from a legacy data warehouse to new data warehouses. Figuring out how to apply Scrum to the work they were doing presented a number of challenges and left some open questions.  Here are […]

Maximizing the Amount of Work Not Done

One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto reads: “Simplicity – the art of maximizing the amount of work not done – is essential.” Okay. What does that mean? Does it mean we should avoid doing our work to the extent possible? Well, not exactly. Consistency Between Lean and Agile Principles Without coming at the […]

Prioritizing the Work to Maximize Return w/ Dennis Stevens

This week, on SoundNotes, we’ve got Part 3 of a trio of interviews with LeadingAgile Chief Methodologist and Co-Founder Dennis Stevens. The series focuses on how to build an organization that can embrace change. In the final episode of the series, Dennis and Dave cover how to prioritize work being done to maximize return. During […]