If you’re like most who are implementing agile practices, you see the potential of agile, but you wrestle with its challenges. EBG can help.

EBG Consulting is a group of world-renowned experts helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility. EBG’s coaching, discovery workshops, training, and consulting help you amplify discovery to accelerate delivery.

That’s why a number of the world’s most successful companies—Farm Credit Canada, GE Energy, JP Morgan Chase, Insperity, Roche, Starbucks, TIAA, TJX, Zipcar, and more—count on EBG to help them to drive business results.

Imagine a partner that works directly with your product discovery and development ecosystem—development team members, customers, product managers and owners, marketing, sales, operations, finance and more—to make smart product decisions, build collaborating teams, remove roadblocks, and share sustainable practices that enable you to continually deliver high-value products.

That’s what EBG offers—and has been doing for 25 years.

EBG has the experience and expertise you need

All EBG coaches, trainers, and partners have unique skills and abilities that contribute to EBG’s distinct collaborative approach. These experts personally handle all of our training and coaching. With EBG, what you see is what you get.

EBG Consulting has definitely delivered value to our company and our development teams.Barry Young, Associate Vice President, Business Analysis & UX, HealthStream®

Their industry knowledge, practicality, and common-sense advice are invaluable for companies implementing agile.Curtis Myers, Manager, Business Analysis, Farm Credit Canada

 

EBG helped our company completely transform how we look at value and agile solution delivery.Robert Woods, Program Manager, Health Dialog

Ellen Gottesdiener

Ellen Gottesdiener

Ellen is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting, focused on helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility.

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Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations.

She is an author of three books* on product discovery and requirements, frequent speaker, and works with clients globally. She holds certifications in Scrum (CSM), Product Ownership (CSPO), and professional facilitation (CPF). In her spare time, she is Co-Producer of Boston’s Agile Product Open community and Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Product Management initiative.

* Requirements by Collaboration, The Software Requirements Memory Jogger, (with Mary Gorman) Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis

Michelina DiNunno

Michelina DiNunno

Michelina is a management professional and enterprise agile coach with extensive experience leading organizational change initiatives and building high performing, self-managing teams.

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Michelina actively works with organizations to build business agility, product and agile delivery capabilities, as well as support senior management through culture change. Additionally, Michelina has served in a variety of full-time agile roles including Product Owner, Scrum Master, IT Manager overseeing Scrum and Kanban teams, and Agile Transformation Champion.

Michelina is a Certified Business Analysis Professional™(CBAP), CSPO, CSM and holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. She is a professional trainer, conference speaker, and leader in the business analysis community.

Troy Magennis

Troy Magennis

Troy specializes in helping organizations and teams to apply Scrum and Lean techniques appropriately to make this biggest benefit through quantitative rigor.

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Troy consults and trains organizations wanting to improve decision making on software portfolio and project questions through Agile and Lean thinking and tools. He has many books and articles on software development and practices, his most recent is Forecasting and Simulating Software Development Projects: Effective Modeling of Kanban & Scrum Projects using Monte Carlo Simulation.

Troy has been involved with technology companies since 1994, fulfilling roles from QA through to VP for multinational companies. He speaks at many Agile conferences and has played an Agile training and mentoring role for executives in small and large organizations. Current and previous clients include: Tableau Software, Skype, Microsoft, Walmart, Siemens Medical, US Treasury.

Aaron Kopel

Aaron Kopel

Aaron is an Enterprise Agile Coach and Trainer with experience across various industries and company sizes ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 100 firms.

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Aaron is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Scrum Certified Trainer (CST) with a passion for helping individuals, teams, and executives realize their vision for success as more Agile organizations, successful leaders, and change agents.

He is founder of Project Brilliant LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Agile transformation and the application of Lean and Agile principles to entire organizations. He is a Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), CST, CEC, CSP, CSM, CSPO, PMP, PMI-ACP, IGTF, and SAFe SPC.

Declan Whelan

Declan Whelan

Declan is an Agile Technical Coach focused on helping organizations and teams achieve valuable outcomes through technical excellence.

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Declan coaches and provides training to organizations wanting to improve how they design, build and deliver applications. This often includes TDD, BDD, Refactoring, Simple Design, Design Patterns and CI/CD practices along with human-centric practices like pairing, mobbing, event storming, story mapping, retrospectives and reviews.

Declan has worked in technology since 1984 with companies like Bell Canada, NCR, Manulife, Fidelity Investments, Motorola and many smaller companies. He has been CTO for two Canadian companies and co-founded Printchomp as a technology startup. Declan founded Agile Coach Camp Canada and was a Director of the Agile Alliance from 2012 through 2018.

Stephen Vance

Stephen Vance

Steve loves using Lean and Agile methods to build strong teams and produce great products with particular expertise in technical practices and interpersonal dynamics.

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Steve has served in most roles in the software development process as employee, manager, and consultant across many industries, organization sizes, and technologies.

Steve speaks internationally on Agile, software craftsmanship, testing, and configuration management. He is the author of Quality Code: Software Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns and an active organizer in the Boston technology community.

Paul Reed

Paul Reed

Paul excels at helping companies transition to agile by leveraging an adaptive rollout strategy designed to quickly deliver business value.

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A practicing Certified ScrumMaster, Paul has led multiple agile teams, working on complex products in companies of all sizes. His more than 20 years of workaday experience, coupled with an aptitude for business analysis and design, make Paul the go-to guy for projects that are struggling to adopt agile.

Paul is a senior associate with EBG, a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and the author of Developing Applications with Java and UML and Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML.

Nanette Brown

Nanette Brown

Nanette specializes in leading change initiatives to transform development practices, including requirements, project management, test, and configuration management.

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Nanette has over 25 years in product development, having worked as an executive director in a Fortune 500 company, as a researcher in agile, architecture, and technical debt, and as a consultant for government agencies.

As senior associate for EBG, Nanette thrives on helping organizations arrive at pragmatic solutions to development challenges, drawing on a wide-ranging background that includes Agile, Lean and RUP. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and frequent industry speaker.

Our Clients

For progressive organizations embracing agile, EBG provides proven practices that improve business outcomes. EBG commits with you to drive the right results for you and your team. Here are some of our clients.

If you are looking for an experienced product professional and agile expert who will closely collaborate with your organization to implement positive change in the areas of delivering product value, team effectiveness and collaboration, and developing a product vision and corresponding implementation path, I highly recommend Ellen Gottesdiener and EBG Consulting.Lesley Mottla, EVP Global Product & Customer Experience, Zipcar

EBG Consulting rose to the top of the short list of experts in Agile Business Analysis practices. Led by Ellen and Mary, EBG had pioneered best practices and a clear approach to help business analysts bring their unique expertise to bear on agile software development.Kevin McKenzie, Director of Business Analysis, Insperity

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