PROFILE

SUMMARY

Yuval is a senior enterprise agility coach at AgileSparks, an international lean agile consulting company based out of Israel. He led several strategic long-term lean/agile initiatives in large enterprises and is one of the leading Kanban Practitioners and Trainers focused on the enterprise product development world. Yuval is a big believer in pragmatic, best-of-breed solution design, taking the best from each approach, avoiding Dogma, therefore it is not a surprise to find him among the leadership of the pragmatic and evolutionary Kanban movement. He recently received the Brickell Key Award for Lean Kanban community excellence, driving Kanban adoption in Israel. He published “Holy Land Kanban” based on his thinking and writing at yuvalyeret.com.

Yuval brings substantial Management and Leadership experience with focus on building new teams / groups and organizational optimization/changes as well as a technology focus and experience in Networking, Operating System, Storage, Security on both the Dev and Ops sides of the IT and Product Development world, which makes for an interesting fit to the DevOps trend happening these days. He has a natural affinity to Linux, Open Source and the Unix philosophy, complemented by comprehensive experience with Windows environments and other more exotic environments as well...

You can also find him playing professional volleyball in Israel and listening to audio books like there is no tomorrow.

EXPERIENCE

AgileSparks

2015 October - Present

Enterprise Lean/Agile Coach & CTO

Greater Boston , UNITED STATES

As an enterprise lean/agile coach I help organizations become more lean/agile, focusing on using Kanban/Scrum/SAFe or other Agile frameworks in IT organizations and Product Development companies. As the company CTO I'm also leading learning/thought leadership activities and participate in Strategy/BizDev/Sales/Awareness activities. I'm currently focusing on establishing the AgileSparks US presence out of our new Boston office.

IAF

1999 June - 2001 June

Section Leader - Communication and Information Security

ISRAEL

Led a 4-team section in the IT department, focused on Communications, Security, MiddleWare,Management Infrastructure. Main tasks involved technical RFP Management, Lab Research, Product Certification, writing Engineering papers, Whitepapers. Provided consulting services in areas of network engineering, application optimization. Led a wide-spread Information Security project including Firewalls, IDS, PKI, Penetration Testing.

DiskSites

2004 July - 2006 November

VP R&D

UNITED STATES

Lead the development and testing groups in DiskSites, responsible for definition, development, and Productization of bleeding-edge Network Optimization technology for the IT world • Managed the development and Productization of 5 major versions, from a starting point of no real GA version • Through most of this period served also as Core TL leading development of a linux-kernel based file system implementing WAFS technology in C and C++. • Instituted a visible efficient QA operation which significantly reduced the ratio of bugs which reached customers • Led the engineering aspects of an integration project with a software OEM, resulting in shipping GA versions. • Took a decisive role in an organization-wide turnaround process which showed dramatic improvement in company performance within a few months. • Initiated and managed an intensive recruiting project which succeeded to effectively double the engineering group within 4 months. • Led Disksites R&D into integration into Expand R&D group as part of DiskSites's acquisition in June 2006, and served as Assistant VP R&D in Expand in the transition period.

Exanet

2001 July - 2004 June

Clustering Team Leader

UNITED STATES

Leading a team in the R&D Department, charged with research design development and maintenance of Clustering Infrastructure , Load Balancing, Kernel, Protocols Integration, System platform. Main environment is Linux using C / C++ / Bash and tools such as ACE, GCS, Patterns to achieve maintainable and robust production code. System is currently in production status in various world-wide locations.

IAF

1998 January - 1999 June

Team Leader - Communication Engineering

ISRAEL

Led a team of 6 system-programmers in charge of the data comm. infrastructure of the IAF networks. Engineered / Implemented LAN, WAN, Network Operating Systems, and Security projects, including focus on Switched Ethernet technology (3-Layer-Switching, VLAN, HA), Cisco Routers WAN/LAN Network (OSPF, CIP, DLSW, Access-lists, Radius), Internet ISP infrastructure.

SANRAD

2006 December - 2009 April

VP of R & D

California, , UNITED STATES

Lead the engineering group developing an IP SAN virtualization device, including embedded and management software. Lead adoption of Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc.) throughout the organization, and serve as the Scrum of Scrum as well as Agile Coach of the company. I started out as Director of SW and within a few months promoted to VP R&D

AgileSparks

2009 April - 2015 September

Enterprise Lean/Agile Coach & CTO

Israel , ISRAEL

Coach organizations in becoming more lean/agile, focusing on using Kanban/Scrum/SAFe or other Agile frameworks in IT organizations and Product Development companies. As the company CTO I'm also leading learning/thought leadership activities and participate in Strategy/BizDev/Sales/Awareness activities.

IAF

1994 April - 1998 January

Data Communications System Programmer

ISRAEL

Engineered, implemented and maintained networking aspects of the IAF IT infrastructure. (TCP/IP MVS, Netware 3.x, NT Networking, DHCP, DNS, WINS, Mainframe Connectivity). Highlight in this period was management of a project to migrate a 8000 node network from Netware to NT and TCP/IP.

PROJECTS

Skills

  • TCP/IP
  • IT Service Management
  • JIRA
  • Linux Kernel
  • Multithreading
  • Software Project Management
  • Agile Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Operational Excellence
  • Project Management
  • Design Patterns
  • Software Design
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Virtualization
  • CSM
  • Test Driven Development
  • Embedded Systems
  • Agile Project Management
  • System Architecture
  • Software Development
  • Integration
  • Kanban
  • Linux
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Scrum
  • Test Automation
  • Product Development
  • Distributed Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Product Management
  • Agile Methodologies

EDUCATION

  • Ha'Universita Ha'Petuha

    1994-2001

    Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Sciences and Mathematics

  • Mamram - IDF

    1993-1994

    Programmer

CERTIFICATION

  • SAFe Program Consultant
  • Certified Scrum Practitioner
  • Kanban Trainer
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner