We had the opportunity to have Ilan from Practical agile lead a workshop for team building for one of our project leadership teams.

This was a great experience for us, and we learned a lot from it.

First of all, Ilan invested a full day interviewing the people in the relevant teams, and created an holistic working document of the current state of the team.

During the workshop itself, Ilan used various techniques and tools to assist people realize evaluate their teamwork.

And what does it mean to be a team and how they can continuously improve their joint work.

This workshop still resonates in the organization, not only with its deliverable, but mostly with the massages we got out of it. It was used as a reference for discussions on organizational structure concepts and added important parameters to our decision making

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Elad did a couple for workshops for my group, one for the entire cross functional group and one for Scrum Masters. 
Both workshops were amazing. Elad knows how to pass the “Agile Mindset” to everyone and help us plan our Scrum implementation.

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CyberArk R&D and me works with Lior for already 2 years, and more ahead. For the past 2 years, Lior and his team guided us, and helped us to understand the importance of automation. But beside changing our mindset, Lior also helped us to guide and implement the ideas of automation, TDD, etc… in our development teams.

Lior comes with an open mind, and sharp eyes. He learns really quickly, analyze the pains and recommend. He has the high level conceptual understanding of Agile, but he is also technically, and capable of bringing the technical aspects that serves the conceptual ideas.

Lior and his team presented a very professional and open approach, and managed to contribute and touch most of our teams.

Lior grooms the long term relations, and push to understand where and how he can help us to be even better.

Also, Lior is actively working to join us in the Agile community.

 

I think, that if you look for someone that will help you to understand what to do, but later will also help you to implement – but – in open and sharp mind – Practical Agile and Lior are for you.

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My team and I have worked with Elad for about six months now, during which we learned and are still learning how to have an agile process, but more than that - how to be a responsible team, a team that asks questions, gets to the bottom of things, doesn't take anything for granted, and is accountable for its' commitment. 

Elad makes the process about the people, and I think that's what is very intuitive and easy going in the work we did with him, and also makes it fun

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Ilan has coached me for about a year and I highly recommend Ilan for those who are looking for a continuous improvement. 
He always knows how to analyze a complicated situation wisely and brings smart insights and effective ways for solutions. 
Sometimes its amazing to see how Ilan pays attentions to the really effective things - The ones others just can't see.

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I worked with Ilan in four years. We were a pioneer in adopting Scrum methodology in R&D organization and a many people were passive in our success. 
Help Ilan change the way of thinking of many people at all levels: fresh and expert developers, development managers, product managers and more important he managed to change the organization state of mind. 
Based on Ilan’s coach we build dedicated, motivated and talent developers, committed to their commitment scrum teams and educated managers. 
I would like to recommend Ilan to every organization that looking to be innovated and succeeded.

Yan Shteckel - R&D Development Manager - Amdocs

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Having been asked to assist World Bank/IMF in understanding/ redefining organization needs of the post-Communist Public Sector in health delivery and education systems, I am pleased for my productive contact with Mr. Kirschenbaum. Our focus is on wedding IT capabilities with new, Integrated Social Systems which will draw need to draw on new software capabilities. His willingness to take the time to explain the complexities of agility, skills in active listening that clarify confusions, his choice of furthering his training from the area of Human Relations is telling, and correct. In face of the deepest concerns the present economic chaos has loosed, much hope for solutions rest with young people such as him who can harness dedication for repair with the highest human and technological know how.

Dr. Laszlo Petrovics - Psychologist 
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When I proposed to organize a CoachRetreat in Tel-Aviv, Ilan jumped to the opportunity. 
With just little explaination (a few skype chat's) he lead the third CoachRetreat in a great way. 
He understood the spirit and thanks to him 20 people had a great day. 

Yves Hanoulle - Creative  Collaboration Agent: facilitator of innovation

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I've worked with Naama for 3 years, she was the Lean and Agile mentor of the newly created organizations, we had many challenges around work models, scaling, setup, team building and many more.

Naama was part of the management team and worked closely with me and the other managers to face these challenges.

Naama pushed us toward agile thinking, invested a lot of effort in workshops, meetings, interviews, observations to many other activates to put us on track, to get over many of the challenges.

Naama worked with managers and leader to implement different methods for agile work, improve the ScM and product owner work with community of practices sessions and personal work.

Created with me the organizational retheme to support the different needs we had.

Mentor young managers and escorted countless workshops and offsites.

 

Her ability to mentor, lead workshops, moderate discussion is excellent we used it extensively and we really miss it now.

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Ilan has been coaching me and my SCRUM team for more than half a year - I must say that the end results are impressive - our team have received a certificate for outstanding performance out more than 50 scrum teams, and Ilan had much to do with it. 

At first it was hard, I did not get the message Ilan was trying to pass to me - later I understood that Ilan want me to find the answer my self, so I will have the tools in order to find the answers myself in the future. 
Giving away an answer for the current issue would have helped me in the current situation, but what Ilan did gave me tools for life. 

Which tools did Ilan give me? 
• The ability to observe what is happening in the team from the soft perspective, and point out stuff we need to talk about. 
• The understanding that being more effective means having better Trust, communication, commitment in the team . 
• The ability to Motivate team members, build a responsible & accountable team. 
• Lots of SCRUM tools & techniques to improve these areas. 

Basically, when I met Ilan, I was a "Scrum dude", Ilan helped me develop in to a "Scrum Mom", and I hope that using the tools he gave me I would be my "True Scrum Master".

Achi Solomon - Team Lead & Scrum Master at Verint

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