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With his understanding of all aspects of businesses Hans Samios, leads organizations through their transformation to Business Agility by coaching, training, and mentoring all levels of an organization.

From the simple realization that all work delivered from a business is the result of people and teams of people, Hans focuses on helping these people become more effective by understanding both themselves, how they work with others, and how they work together to develop solutions for their customers. This thinking results in pragmatic approaches to improve an organization’s ability to produce results in a rapidly changing environment.

This process begins by understanding what people think about their current situation, what their business issues are. We then jointly develop an understanding of what you would like to be, and then develop a plan on how you would get there.

Hans Samios has been a General Manager (Hong Kong and China), and a Vice President (Product Planning and Product Marketing) which has led to a deep organizational understanding, especially at executive levels within an organization.

In 2006-7 took on the role of “Agile Transformation Lead” to apply this understanding to the then relatively new field of Agile, taking an organization of 550 people (75 teams located in 12 countries) through an Agile Transformation so they could improve their business outcomes. The results speak for themselves: increased visibility and predictability of development, reduction in end-user defects by 29%, employee satisfaction at 78% in the new approach, increased throughput by 1.5X.

Hans’ approach has been successfully applied internationally, in the Americas (USA, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina), Europe (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, and Hungary), and Asia (Japan, Korea, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand).

Hans is a gifted speaker, trainer, and facilitator. While Hans has a deep understanding of Lean-Agile values, principles, and practices, he keeps an open mind. New ideas and approaches are constantly being developed to address the issues faced by businesses; Hans works to understand these approaches, and then works with people to develop pragmatic approaches to their situation.

“Hans is considered one of the best Agile coaches I had to pleasure to work with. He helped shape our Agile transformation and move to a product driven organization. His excellent Agile experience & perspectives helped me to accel my own Agile transformation but also provided key information to help leaders and all levels of the organization in their own Agile transformation. He is considered a great mentor, working partner, and leader. It was great to have worked with him for more than 3 years. He has provided so much knowledge & documentation that we will find his material highly valued for many more years to come. I highly recommend Hans to help in any Agile transformation.”

- Mark Hinojosa, Agile Transformation Lead @ ExxonMobil