Retail + Agile = ?

Gene Johnson | 10:00 – 11:15


We know it’s all about expediting feedback to control the cost of change, but what happens when Agile enters a highly dynamic environment such as retail?

What are the drivers that impact the use of Agile and the resulting guardrails that should be in place?

In this dialogue, Gene will share several pragmatic insights by drawing upon his experience on the front lines of several players in the retail domain who are embracing Agile as their enterprise level approach


Gene Johnson, Agile Transformation Coach, Fairhaven Solutions is sought after for his experience with a variety of solution delivery approaches as a strategist, change agent and coach. Since 2000, Gene has supported numerous financial, retail and Department of Defense clients including Bank of New York, Standard & Poor’s,, Gap, J. Crew, and L-3.

Gene has over 30 years of experience in software development and has played all roles, including sponsor. He has presented both nationally and locally on various Agile topics, including an appearance on “The Next Wave” television series hosted by Leonard Nimoy. Gene is certified as a ScrumMaster and is founding member of the PMI’s Agile Formation Steering Committee, a member of the Central Ohio Agile Alliance and past President of the Columbus Chapter of the IIBA.

Gene earned a Masters in Systems Engineering from Wright State University and resides in a northern suburb of Columbus with his wife and daughter.