We are a small minority woman-owned consulting agency leveraging the latest trends within the industry, combining the ideas behind Scaled Agile Institute (SAI) and successful enterprises like Amazon, Google, Apple and Netflix.
We specialize in the Enterprise evolution of Lean-Agile principles and concepts, DevOps assessments and improvements and Digital/Cloud Transformations.
Bonavy Smith – Founder and CEO
Bonavy Smith has over 20 years of experience with IT consulting for federal agencies such as the Department of Defense and in both the public and private sectors. Bonavy has served as an accomplished Business and Technical specialist with infrastructure and security knowledge. Bonavy handles operational excellence for delivery, always seeking relentless improvements through innovation and creative collaboration.
Michael Dougherty – Co-Founder and Executive Agile Coach
“Agile Mike” has over 25 years of experience with software development and product leadership. He is published under the “Built for Success” column in CIO.com magazine and held the position of Vice President in the Agile Leadership Network. Michael has taught multiple SAFe courses for over the past three years to over 400 people + certified SAFe SPC5, AWS Cloud Architect, ICP-CAT (Coaching Agile Transitions), AHF (Agility Health Facilitator), Scrum CSP, and PMP.
During the past four years, Michael has overseen an annual Portfolio of over $100 Million, consisting of over 80 engagements with over 30 Scrum Masters. Michael contributed and led three digital transformations, five SAFe engagements and coached over 15 clients.
Rian Gorey – General Manager
Rian Gorey is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and operations of the company. Over the last two and a half decades, Rian has helped guide some of the largest companies in the world through technology and product acceleration with dozens of product launches and several acquisitions. Rian has consistently achieved year-over-year revenue, profitability, and client and associate growth. His leadership of overall operations and P&L management of $100 million has led organizations of over $450 million in revenue.
Rian has established performance measurement systems, operating goals, realignment initiatives, productivity improvements, and cost reduction programs that consistently improved product output, product quality, and customer satisfaction. Functional areas of management involved strategic planning, human resources, business development, marketing, product management, and finance.
Peter Oliver-Krueger – Executive Agile Coach
Pete Oliver-Krueger has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, inventor, speaker, trainer, and consultant for Agile development, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Teal management. He specializes in the psychology behind building high-output product development teams.
As a certified SAFe SPC and Scrum Practitioner (CSP), he has taught over 100 classes, to favorable reviews, an average Net Promoter score of 9, and a pass rate of 97%. He has also coached hundreds of teams – including Fortune 500 companies – to double their velocities, shorten delivery timelines by 400%, and increase cash flow by 2x or more.