Having worked with over 30 release train-sized groups and thousands of Agile practitioners, Eric Willeke has helped to guide leaders in America’s biggest IT organizations as they adopt new approaches and mindsets to optimize their technology investments. Eric is an experienced transformation consultant with expertise in guiding large organizations through their complex Agile adoption and transformation efforts and helping them build capability to sustainably and successfully deliver on the needs of their business. He is passionate about unleashing better results and guiding leadership to better techniques and approaches to enable organizations to flourish. For more than a decade, his personal vision statement, “Helping everybody on a project sleep better at night” has shaped his passion for continuous improvement and unlocking human potential.
Since joining CA, Eric has worked with a broad range of Fortune 500 companies in the technology, media, insurance, financial services, and healthcare industries before being asked to lead the Agile Advisory Team for CA itself. His work includes advising executives, facilitating planning meetings and release train formation, identifying and mitigating adoption risks, teaching SAFe and Kanban training classes, and guiding and mentoring other coaches. Eric is one the first group of non-SAI consultants to be certified as a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), the highest level of certification provided by Scale Agile (SAI), and is a named contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework. Additionally, he has earned SPC, AKT, KCP, CSP, and CSM certifications, as well as various technical certifications, throughout his career. Eric has repeatedly served on the program committee for the Agile 201x conference series, was the lead editor for the Proceedings of the LSSC conference series, and speaks at conferences around the world.