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Mathias Eifert

Lean-Agile Pragmatist, Sense Maker, and Coach

Mathias pursued a degree in Technical Cybernetics in his native Germany based on an interest in applying resuable solutions across different kinds of problems. Beyond the excessive amount of math and statistics, he gained an early appreciation for patterns and feedback loops. After building a career ranging from Quality Management through process improvement, systems development and leadership, he realized years later that he had come full circle, but now the patterns he draws from originate in Agile, Lean, Complexity Theory, Product Management, Business Analysis and various tech domains.

As an avowed pragmatist, Mathias focuses on workable solutions optimized for value delivery while respecting and empowering the people involved in the process. He cares less about following or imposing the rules and processes of any particular framework and more about understanding and spreading the underlying “why” – why do certain problems not respond well to traditional management approaches, why do Lean and Agile concepts work in the complex domain, why does the right approach differ for each team and change over time? He is passionate about sharing his learning and is a frequent presenter at meetups and conferences across North America.

Mathias has worked in a wide variety of domains including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, travel, law enforcement, and associations in roles ranging from analyst to developer to team and executive coach. He strives to be an honest broker and values transparency and collaboration because in his experience good intent is the single most important prerequisite for shared success.

See what else Mathias has been up to!

Leading in Complexity: Why Agility Allows Us to Thrive in an Unpredictable World

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Don’t Assume You’re Creating Value, Prove it

Does your organization find it hard to determine “the right thing” to build? You are...

Impact Mapping: How to Make Value-Driven Prioritization a Reality

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to combine quantified business goals, direct...