Sr. Organizational Agility Advisor
Member since 2 years
PMI-ACP®, PMP®, CDAC, CDAI, CKP, SPC4, LSSYB, PSPOI, PSD, SPS, PSMI, CSM
Daniel Gagnon is a Senior Organizational Agility Advisor with close to three decades of diversified consulting, training, project management and IT experience. For the past ten years, he has specialized in Agile at Enterprise scale, initially within the Enterprise Project Management Office at TD Bank Group and more recently as Enterprise Agile Practice Lead for Desjardins, North America’s largest credit union, from February 2017 to July 2018.
He has received the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) and Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is one of fewer than 40 Certified Disciplined Agile Coaches (CDAC) worldwide. He also holds the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance, 4 certifications from Scrum.org (Product Owner, Scrum Master, Scrum Developer and Scaled Professional Scrum I.e. Nexus) as well a being a SAFe Program Consultant, Certified Kanban Professional and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Over the years, he has provided training to over 1,200 individuals in Scrum, DA, SAFe, PMI Montreal’s ACP prep course as well as a bespoke 40-hour agile project management class at McGill University. He describes himself as a passionate servant leader and ethical disruptor.
“I am primarily interested in strategic, wide-spectrum transformative and evolutionary assignments involving a triathlon approach (Business, Delivery and Operations working together as a single athlete) as opposed to siloed efforts where IT alone (for example) are trying to achieve local optimization. In terms of specific approaches, I am a systems thinker with an overall approach that is “Method Agnostic”: Trained and certified on the major “Enterprise Scale” agile methodologies and approaches by their creators, and through years of leading, advising and training disparate groups of widely varying size, maturity and business domain, I have learned that One Size Fits None. The important thing is to take a mix-and-match, pragmatic and context-driven approach to every situation. You can’t buy your way out of the need to think, and you can’t think your way out of the need to experiment.”