Bruce Eckfeldt is a consultant, coach, author, and speaker on organizational development and performance management. Originally trained an architect, he was a pioneer in the use of computer-aided design and 3D modeling. He transitioned to software design and development by converting his spatial problem-solving skills to
Seeing the need for a more fast-paced and innovative approach to technology development, Bruce was an early adopter of Extreme Programming (an early Agile/Lean software methodology). He advanced the field as an early contributor to the Agile Conference and as the founder of Cyrus Innovation in 2003, one of the first Agile/Lean development consulting firms.
After more than a decade of developing products and coaching companies adopting Agile/Lean practices such as Extreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban, and other Lean methodologies, Bruce sold Cyrus in 2014 to focus on broader organizational development initiatives.
Bruce has been at the forefront of many industries and trends. He was an early adopter of computer modeling and design in architecture where he incorporated technology as a design tool, not just as a drawing tool. When he moved to interactive media, he was one of the pioneers in Human-Computer Interaction design and interface development. And seeing the need to find better, faster ways to develop software systems, he was an early contributor to the Lean/Agile software development community.
Today, Bruce works with startups and high-growth companies to develop business and operational strategy, talent planning, and performance coaching. His expertise includes growing leadership teams, planning and developing middle management, accelerating high-performance individuals, and coaching teams to higher performance.
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