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Agile is a way of approaching improvement.  It is about delivering value in everything you do. It is about always learning and always doing better. It is about creative problem solving. It is about discovery as you go and drawing on experience. It is about working with others. It is about having enough savvy to know that no two problems are quite alike and enough experience to confidently explore the differences. A healthy business is constantly evolving.  In deed, a health life is constantly evolving. Agility gives us room to maneuver and grow in the evolution. It is in that spirit that Agile Elements is published.
About the Author:
Jon Strickler has focused focused on business strategy, process improvement through six-sigma, lean and agile, and applying technology to business throughout his over 20 year career helping local and global clients and partners. He has led transformations at the big 5, large companies, start-up companies, boutique firms and as an independent consultant. Experience includes delivering improvement at manufacturing, distribution, financial and software development companies across the US, Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Europe. His leadership and management skills were honed in the Corps of Engineers while serving in the US and Korea. Jon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from West Point and a MBA emphasizing Engineering Management from the University of Missouri School of Science and Technology. He is passionate about delivering business results through leadership, focused delivery and coaching.

Jon advises and assists clients through JiT Technologies in Denver, CO. He also likes to bike and ski in Colorado when his family will let him.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2008 3:48 pm

    On the Quality and Innovation blog you asked about other continuous improvement blogs. I would recommend mine: Curious Cat Management Improvement blog (which has a bi-weekly post of posts from many blog. I also have a list of management improvement blogs.

  2. Dan Strickler permalink
    February 3, 2010 5:03 pm

    Sounds teriffic! Did your early training help?

  3. Larry Gourley permalink
    March 11, 2010 1:34 pm

    John, my local ASTD chapter is putting together a program on Centers of Excellence. We looked for a good definition of a CoE and found your definition:

    “A team of people that promote collaboration and using best practices around a specific focus area to drive business results.”

    We also liked your examples and 5 basic needs.

    Any objection if we use your definition with an upcoming presentation along with a few of your examples? [with full attribution and link to your blog]. Strictly a non-profit event for 25 members.

    Thanks very much,

    Larry Gourley

    • March 12, 2010 7:55 am

      I am glad that you found it useful. Please feel free to use the material with acknowledgement to the site. Thank you for asking.

      -Jon Strickler

  4. steve colavito permalink
    June 2, 2010 1:27 pm

    Hi John,

    very interesting site. Please add me to your list.

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