Mark Buchan is the Managing Director of the Agile Leader Ltd and a seasoned “Agile trouble-shooter”, with over 20 years’ experience in delivering transformative change and helping turn around failing Agile Transformations. He combines his technical background with his extensive knowledge of organisational development and psychology, to provide a unique and innovative approach to Agile Transformation.
He also been a trusted advisor to the Agile Business Consortium, which including helping them to develop their “Nine Principles of Agile Leadership” (ABC) (2017).
Drawing on all his years working in the Agile space, he recently launched his first book (May 2019): “Leader’s, it’s not how you finish but how you start: A radical new strategy for successful Agile Transformations revealed”. In it, he identifies the five mistakes that are common in EVERY failing transformation and explains what needs to be done to create “Genuine Agile Transformation”. Instead of following prescriptions and recipes, and the conventional approach to Agile Transformations provided by large consulting houses, he suggests following a radical, new strategy that is genuinely tailored to the individual organisation.
As one of the first ever Agile coaches to become established in the UK, he is passionate about Agile Transformation, Agile Culture Change, Agile Leadership Development and Agile Psychology and works with clients from a diverse set of industry sectors including finance, engineering, insurance and telecoms to name a few.
He is a keen gardener and saxophonist and lives with his wife Catherine and his dog Tommy in Christchurch, Dorset.