Jim Hayden

Senior Consultant

Jim Hayden brings over 25 years of leadership experience pragmatically solving complex problems and delivering tangible, bottom line results. The discipline, teamwork, communication, coordination and ability to “observe and adapt” flying fighter aircraft in the US Air Force are the foundation of what he brings to businesses today.  Since leaving the military Jim has dedicated his time to leading and motivating tech-savvy teams in delivering business-critical technology solutions. His particular passion involves helping corporations improve their ability to successfully make and meet commitments by leveraging Lean-Agile values and practices.  He has experience across finance/banking, retail, insurance, Application Service Provider (ASP), IT, B2B Web, government and non-profit industries as well as his extensive aerospace/avionics operational experience. Besides holding a Bachelor of Science from US Air Force Academy, Jim has a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University’s School of Business.  He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP),  Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant (SPC) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

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It’s All Relative

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smaller batch sizes

Often when working with clients I am asked about smaller batch sizes…mostly in the context of “How is that even possible? Look at what’s on our plate already.” Admittedly that’s […]

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Agile Specifications

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The Problem with Agile Specifications We’ve all been there. Sitting in an uncomfortable feature review where each point of feedback is being taken as an attack on the Delivery Team, […]

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Smaller Batches Increase Value Potential

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Smaller Batches Increase Value Potential

Imagine this… You’re living in a “perfect” world and you have a number of features/projects you’ve committed to do this year.  Since we’re living in a perfect world they will […]

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Cost of Delay. What Does It Mean?

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Oftentimes when I ask Product Owners how they choose which projects their teams focus on first, they don’t have a technique for prioritization.  Cost of Delay is a concept that […]

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Going Agile

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I coach for a living. I coach companies through the journey of their agile transformation. I love what I do, and I love seeing the joy people experience when their transformation […]

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