Yusuf Hakim is a highly experienced enterprise agile coach with 7 years of agile transformation experience. He has multiple certifications through scrum Alliance including certified scrum professional (CSP), Certified scrum master (CSM), Certified scrum product owner (CSPO). He has worked as part of agile teams. He has coached agile teams directly. He has coached and mentored other agile practitioners through successful transformations. He is well versed in scrum, kanban, SAFe, Lean and Extreme programming and is able to utilize all these frameworks to transform organizations by following an outcomes-based plan that utilizes metrics and assessments.
Agile is not the only skillset he brings to the team. He is also an experienced software engineer; therefore, he is able to relate to the software engineers and understand their point of view. He has experience with the PMO which allows him to work with them effectively during the transformation. Lastly, he has worked with various levels of management which is critical to a successful transformation and therefore, he is able to effectively switch his communication style according to which level of the organization he is working with. This allows him to coach at all levels of the organization.
While culture is important, the structure needs to be in place followed by the processes to achieve lasting change long term. That is why it is critical to be able to coach at all levels of the organization to have a successful transformation.