Following years of practical experience successfully delivering projects and creating effective teams, Peter Borsella became one of the earlier pioneers of agility, initiating groundbreaking practices that have become the norm in the Agile world, such as scaling multiple teams, Agile contracts, distributed teams, and short iterations of delivery. He’s helped thousands of people to become more responsive in an ever-changing complex product delivery environment.
While most industries continue the traditional waterfall approach with five- to seven-year delivery cycles, Mr. Borsella has joined forces with Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Hubert Smits to bring agility to industry: physical products and manufacturing. The goal of their Industrial Agile Framework™ is to bring all relevant people together in a team, have the team deliver physical product early and often, inspect the product early and often, and steer the team based on these inspections.
Changing decades-old embedded mind-sets and practices of slower delivery is hard. Traditional consulting approaches don’t take responsibility for ensuring an Agile mind-set shift, but instead focus on “best practices.” Mr. Borsella therefore joins the organization as a team member, becoming part of the delivery effort, working side-by-side with those who are expected to change. And to enable hands-on learning as one of the most effective ways to understand difficult concepts, Mr. Borsella and Mr. Smits have an extensive immersion program where multiple teams coordinate together to build a concept car.
Mr. Borsella has a PMP and is a Certified Scrum Trainer, and is one of the 2016 co-creators of the Charter for Product Development. He can be reached at email@example.com.