Dennis Stevens is one of the Founders of LeadingAgile and serves as our Chief Methodologist. To this role, he brings 25+ years of experience in helping organizations leverage technology to improve their business performance and a passion for assisting organizations in developing the capabilities to deliver technology that makes a difference to their business. Dennis is primarily focused on the pragmatic application of Lean and Agile thinking to integrate Project Management, Business Analysis, and Software Engineering in a way that enables scaling Agile to the Enterprise and he is widely considered to be a specialist and thought leader in the areas of Enterprise Agile Coaching, Enterprise Agile Requirements, Enterprise Agile Program and Project Management, IT-Strategy Alignment, Lean and Kanban, Agile Software Development Coach.
Dennis has led both major projects and Agile Transformations in many global enterprises. He was a significant contributor to Microsoft’s Business Architecture methodology and was the Deputy Project Manager for PMI’s OPM3 Second Edition. He also helped bring Agile to PMI: serving on the steering committee of the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, as a past leader of the PMI Global Community of Practice and is currently the Vice Chair on the Software Extension to the PMBOK.
However, Dennis isn’t just known for his thought leadership and consulting skills. He’s also a prolific writer and has been published in the June 2008 Harvard Business Review article “The Next Revolution in Productivity” and is the co-author of the Cutter Consortium Executive Report “Rethinking the Agile Enterprise” which discusses incremental strategies to Enterprise Agile adoption. Additionally, he’s recognized as a contributor to Ric Merrifield’s “Re-Th!nk: A Business Manifesto for Cutting Costs and Boosting Innovation” and David J. Anderson’s “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business.”