Jon Ward is Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business Agility and Software Engineering Excellence practice. He is currently acting as an agile catalyst, producing significant bottom-line results for software and business change initiatives. Using Lean-Agile techniques, Jon redesigns target operating models for efficiency and purpose, resulting in high-quality solutions — faster and cheaper — that enable improved customer satisfaction and increased market share.
Jon has been a Change Management expert for more than 30 years. He believes in contextual agile. Rather than using one framework or set of techniques, Jon introduces appropriate agile ways of working to enable organizations to achieve their strategic goals. This contextual focus may involve tailoring agile approaches and blending then with traditional techniques; for example, Jon recently combined Benefits Management approaches from Managing Successful Programmes with components from SAFe and Disciplined Agile. Consequently, Jon has a reputation for pragmatism and for implementing new ways of working that make a difference.
As CEO for Beneficial Consulting, Jon is focused on the cultural and transformational aspects of implementing agile. Jon has an MBA from Sussex University. Previously he was Head of IT for Motorola Communications; Project Manager for Digital Equipment; and Chief Executive for Severn Group Plc. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.