Doug Carter

Lead instructor

  • Doug Carter is an adept technology strategist and executive accustomed to heading Scaled Agile transformation in Fortune 50-500 settings, creating ROI through Agile rollouts, new PMOs, staff coaching, and cross-functional business collaboration. His wide influence among systems, DevOps, product, infrastructure, and executive players ensures business benefits including expedited time to market, better collaboration with stakeholders, new products generating millions, and significant cost savings.

  • Doug currently is a Principal for Agile/SAFe in the Digital Transformation Consulting Practice for an international consulting firm. He leads and supports two types of needs: first, supports clients through assessment, strategy and roadmap definition services and secondly, planning and execution services.

  • All of this is supported by a strong foundation including an MBA in Finance and Operations Research as well as SAFe SPC4/ SA / SASM / SSM, PMI-ACP, CSM, and PMP credentials.

 

Selected Accomplishments

  • Development of a flagship Data Infrastructure Management product influencing new partnerships with IBM, Dell, Cisco and Oracle as well as expected $1B revenue in 3 years.

  • Led $30M transformation program for a large financial corporation delivering strong $1B annual savings via cloud features of Salesforce.com, an effort affecting 4300 users worldwide

  • Near-immediate benefits from Agile transformation initiatives, including 100% better collaboration among product managers and owners, 55% faster time to market, and 50% rise in team productivity (with improved motivation) in financial services, utility, retail government, and hospitality industries. Typical ROI of $100M per year.

  • Leadership training for teams, business stakeholders, IT staff, Agile change agents and engineers, leveraging reputation as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) expert. Certified over 300 resources in SAFe.