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Develop People

The amazing people you hire drive your success... or failure. Effective transformations require planting the seeds of agility broadly and transparently, equipping people with with the skills, mindsets, and capabilities required to provide agile leadership at all levels.

Accelerate Value Streams

Your values streams transform your people's effort into the bottom-line impact you need. Effective agility requires unleashing the potential your value streams, organizing the people and investments to maximum effect, then creating the vision and clarity required for them to excel.

Remove Barriers

Enterprise scale creates overhead and impediments through its very nature. Many of the institutions and organizing structures that served us very well in prior decades are now holding us back, adding friction to every action people take. Effective transformations not only change and add new approaches, but also inspect, adapt, and eliminate those that no longer serving us, freeing up energy to accelerate other aspects of your business.

Impactful Strategy

Successful strategies require extreme alignment, an intense clarity of the intent and reasoning behind what truly matters for the organization, shared by everybody with a part to play in that success.

We help you articulate, deploy, and iterate your strategy across your technology organization.

About Eric Willeke

I partner with leaders navigating their transformation journeys as they adopt new approaches and mindsets to optimize their technology investments. My extensive experience leading complex lean-agile adoption efforts in America’s largest companies spanning the technology, media, enterprise software, insurance & financial services, telecom, and healthcare industries supports these companies as they build their capability to sustainably and successfully deliver on the needs of their businesses. I am driven by helping leaders unleash better results with their people through applying new mindsets, organizational models, and practices, enabling their organizations to flourish.


Eric has served various roles on the program committee for the Agile 201x conference series and as the lead editor for the Proceedings of the LSSC conference series, and speaks frequently at conferences around the world.

Transformation Leader

CA Technologies

Eric led the internal product organization transformation for CA Technologies following the acquisition of Rally Software, supporting 3,000 technologies in achieving improved impact through scaling agility.

Consulting Leader

Rally Software

Eric served as Lead Transformation Consultant and as the Eastern region Transformation Services Director for Rally, working alongside his team in helping a wide variety of clients spanning diverse industries achieve improved outcomes through agility.

Thought Leader

Thought Leader

Scaled Agile Framework

Eric holds both the Safe Program Consultant Trainer certification and the SAFe Fellow designation, highlighting his leadership in contributing to SAFe and helping his clients be successful in applying the Framework in achieving their business goals.

What clients say

Testimonials from clients and thought leaders
Stephen Tyler

Stephen Tyler

VP, Software Engineering

Eric is one of the rare breed of individuals that can effectively drive large scale organisational transformation, coupling program management excellence with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organisation. He is a superb facilitator of large group meetings that effectively harness the wisdom of a large group of stakeholders and build consensus and ownership of changes that need to be driven to advance organisational objectives and strategy.

Dean Leffingwell

Dean Leffingwell

Cofounder & Chief Methodologist

SAFe Fellow & Principal Contributor Eric Willeke is a true thought leader in his field. Eric has a truly fundamental understanding of the principles behind the various lean and agile methods and has a clear perspective on the difference between methodology and ideology. This frees him to apply his knowledge in most any enterprise or agile intellectual context.
Eric combines this knowledge with a pragmatic field perspective, earned in the context of some of the world’s largest IT enterprises. He is able to understand when and how to take what steps to transform the way of working and culture of a larger enterprise for their business benefit.
His unique insights into the principles, vendor landscape, business models, and pragmatic field reality combine to arm him with the tools he needs to address even the largest and thorniest scaled agile implementations.

Erin Adamaitis

Erin Adamaitis

Agile Transformation Lead

Eric is a phenomenal coach and mentor. He demonstrates great command over the subject matter while introducing humor and fun to the sessions. He has the social awareness to read his audience and adjusts the content on the fly to meet their needs. As a mentor he has mastered the ability to ask questions and help guide the person to their own answer instead of giving an opinion right away. Eric is very approachable, has been a great partner for our organization, and I have genuinely enjoyed working with him as we've begun to launch our agile and kanban teams!

Tara Bucchi

Tara Bucchi

Chief of Staff

Eric has made a remarkable impact on our organization. He single-handedly used his expertise to not only to train and coach our leadership, but also motivate an organization of 500+ and help drive teams to a new way of thinking using the Scaled Agile Framework. He has been a great asset to our company and has truly put us in a position to succeed.

Ryan Martens

Ryan Martens

Mentor, Board Member and Citizen Engineer

During his five years at Rally, Eric helped many of our customers begin the hard work of resolving their biggest execution challenges as a result of major market disruptions. He was especially successful focused on leadership teams. His ability to connect the whole stack of execution, portfolio and strategy made him an invaluable asset. Of course, he was also there to help the leadership teams themselves. His consulting, facilitation, experiences and intelligence made him a trusted advisor in the area of business and technical agility. I would recommend Eric for any team that needs help responding quickly to external threats through agility.

Gene Kim

Gene Kim

Author, Researcher, & Speaker

Eric is one of the most gifted consultants I've ever met, and has one of the clearest views of the qualities that every next-generation leader must *process*. I recommend Eric without qualification for a small team or a large enterprise.

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Eric Willeke & Associates
5 Farrwood Ave
Asheville, NC 28805 
+1 317 250 4202

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