Episode 26: Eric Willeke

About Eric Willeke

Eric Willeke


Eric Willeke is cofounder and Principal of Elevate.to. He partners with leaders at all levels in applying Lean-Agile techniques to get better results through improved change management, better steering and alignment, and a deeper focus on the outcomes that matter.

Eric engages across many industries in some of the world’s largest and most complex companies, as well as the smallest, high-growth startups. He helps by instilling Agile business management techniques, accelerating the deployment of critical initiatives, and mentoring executives leading large-scale Agile transformation efforts.

Eric is a principal contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), a SAFe Fellow, and a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer. He can be reached at eric@elevate.to.

About this episode

In this episode of Mik + One, Mik is joined by Eric Willeke, Co-Founder and Principal of Elevate.to.

In this episode, Mik and Eric touch on many key points around simplicity and flow to drive successful digital transformations, including:

  • Lean-agile techniques and helping organizations to understand agility, progress and reorganize around it
  • How inherent simplicity relates to flow and how to reverse Work in Progress (WIP) issues and bottlenecks
  • Agile sponsorships and the importance of tying agility to the company’s purpose and market outcomes in a clear and obvious way
  • The risks of mechanical adoption and why it’s a common pitfall
  • The danger of proxy metrics and advice to organizations to drive successful digital transformations and organizational processes in 2021

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