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Marshall Guillory

Marshall Guillory

Chief Transformation Officer, SPCT

Marshall joined Agile Rising in 2018 as a co-founder, senior consultant, and enterprise agility coach.

He has over thirty years of business experience in software development, information technology, decision-making & systems, and product management across private and Government sectors. He has spent the past 15+ years focused on leading digital and organizational transformations. Throughout his career, he has performed in technical and leadership roles as a consultant, teacher, instructor, Executive, manager, software developer, architect, scrum master, product manager, program and project manager, and business owner responsible for the growth and fostering of environments where high-performing teams flourish as innovators.

As a senior information technology executive and professional, enterprise agility coach, and servant leader change agent, Marshall is passionate about driving positive, results-oriented digital and organizational transformations towards the Lean-Agile end game of comprehensive, organic business and organizational agility, learning culture, and innovation.

Marshall has traveled internationally (EMEA/APAC) to support customers in various technical, product, and leadership positions in coach, developer, scrum master, product manager, director, and executive roles.

ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Marshall spends his time building the future of work with SAFe® as a Scaled Agile SPCT in good standing and SAFe Contributor. His areas of service as an SPCT are SAFe® Transformation Architect, SAFe® Trusted Advisor (consultant and coach), and SAFe® Trainer. He also performs in Executive Coaching, Organizational Design, Sensing & Change Orchestration, Lean-Agile Training & Coaching services. Marshall has led several Lean-Agile, Digital transformations, and Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises (SAFe) implementations in the past decade. He most recently completed successful implementations of the SAFe and Lean-Agile practices, enterprise organizational change for NASA, FAA, Emerson, and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA), and is currently the lead enterprise agility coach for multiple ongoing digital transformations at the FAA.

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF WORK WITH SAFe®

As a Scaled Agile SPCT in good standing and SAFe® Contributor, I specialize in transforming organizations towards a future-ready state. My roles encompass SAFe® Transformation Architect, Trusted Advisor, and Trainer, offering expertise in executive coaching, organizational design, sensing and change orchestration, and lean-agile training and coaching.

Drawing on years of experience as a senior executive, IT professional, and recovering software developer, I serve as an enterprise agility coach and servant leader change agent. I drive positive, results-oriented organizational changes, fostering lasting cultural transformations that progress towards comprehensive, organic, and thriving business or mission agility and innovation.

My experience spans from start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations, delivering information technology services, products, and pioneering new technologies.
As a thought leader, I foster meaningful interactions that help individuals learn and grow from their business and life experiences.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

I am passionate about helping and coaching people — organizations, executives, and teams — to reach their potential and happiness by applying human factors, agile/lean/systems thinking, and persuasion philosophy. I am a value stream miner, relentlessly pursuing opportunities for improvement with Gemba Kaizen and a touch of Kaikaku.

BACKGROUND

His passion for Lean and Agile began in the mid 1990s when he worked with small businesses. In 1999, he began working with the U.S. Air Force Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center IT Directorate and a local SPO, which focuses on building and developing business logistics and manufacturing applications (and other business software). Working in the ALC manufacturing and operations environment allowed him to discover Lean, Extreme Programming, and the Agile Manifesto for Software Development.

He participates as a partner of Agile Rising, owns a real estate investment company, is an owner-blogger- thought leader for blogagility.com, and participates in several Lean-Agile communities of practice and Leadership meetups.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

His certifications and expertise include Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises Practice Consultant Trainer (SPCT5), ICAgile Instructor, ICAgile Remote Agile Team Facilitation (ICATF), CTBME®Flow Framework Professional, Agility Health Facilitator (AHF), OrgMindset Enterprise Coach (OMEC), (SAFe) 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC5) instructor and practitioner, SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE), SAFe for Government Practitioner (SGP), SAFe Certified Exam Developer, SAFe Remote Trainer, Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), as well as over twenty-five years performing as a program and project management professional.

Marshall earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, majoring in Management Information Systems and Information Decision Sciences.

About Marshall Guillory

As a senior information technology executive and professional, Agile coach and servant leader change agent, Marshall is passionate about driving positive, results-oriented digital and organizational transformations towards the Lean-Agile end game of comprehensive, organic business and organizational agility, learning culture, and innovation.

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