David Grabel

David Grabel

Enterprise Agile Coach
Grabel Consulting Services
location_on United States

Member since 7 years


David Grabel

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David Grabel is an enterprise agile coach at The Eliassen Group, currently consulting at Fidelity Investments. He is helping them implement Fidelity’s version of the Spotify model. He is coaching Tribe, Squad, and Chapter leaders to unite the business and technology people in cross-functional teams. Previously, at Vistaprint, David brought Agile beyond Engineering to marketing, human resources, contact centers and the senior leadership team. He was also part of the team that established the Enterprise Visibility Room, or EVR, to manage the portfolio in a transparent way. He has introduced Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe at both small and large organizations. Other clients have included Vistaprint, Trizetto, Bose, and PayPal where he helped them adopt Agile at the team and enterprise level. David has contributed to two recent books: The Agile Enterprise by Mario Moreira and Lean Agile Marketing by Femi Olajiga. He is certified as CSM, CSP, CAL I, KMP II, and SPC.

David started his career as a software developer. He became a manager and executive at five startups and three very large companies. He was Vice President of Engineering at Monetrics/JM Family Enterprises, Vice President of Internet Technology at Thomson/Gale, and Vice President of Development at Politzer & Haney.

He is a board member and former President of Agile New England, a non-profit group dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Agile throughout New England. David was Co-Product Owner for Agile Games 2018. He has spoken at many conferences including Agile 2015 & 2016, Lean Kanban North America, Business Agility 2017, and Mile High Agile.