James Steele

James Steele Senior Consultant

James is a seasoned Entrepreneur and Management Consultant with over two decades of information technology and business operations experience in the public and private sectors. James is recognized for his ability to work with organizations in helping them attain their objectives using incremental, evolutionary process, and systems change methods.

His exceptional business acumen and experience have been continuously called upon by companies looking to improve their business and build enterprise software systems. He has a proven track record for successfully managing and coaching teams that deliver enterprise software systems using Agile principles, the Kanban Method, and the Scrum Framework

James is passionate about working with leaders and teams to help them foster a mindset of continuous improvement that is founded upon values of integrity, trust, and respect.

James holds the prestigious Accredited Kanban Trainer designation from Lean Kanban University.

Select Client List:

Scotiabank, BMO, TELUS, Royal Canadian Mint, City of Ottawa, K.C. Enterprises, Great-West Life, Fresh Air Educators, Microsoft, Canada Post, the Department of National Defense

Certifications and Accreditations:

Accredited Kanban Trainer®, Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass® (KCP) Graduate,
Kanban Management Professional® (KMP), Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP),
Certified Scrum Professional, Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

Experience Summary

  • Over 20 years experience working with managers in organizational development
  • Over 7 years in the executive-level position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Over 3 years working as a mentor assisting organizations achieve the benefits of Agile


“I thoroughly enjoyed Kanban System Design. It was a fantastic two day session and James is a great teacher! He made the class fun, never a dull moment, well-paced and I learnt a lot. Really looking forward to the second course now. Really good stuff.” – Phillipa Flynn, Continuous Improvement Lead, BMO

“James Steele is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience in answering the wide variety of questions that were asked by the members who were present at the course. I would like to do another course with him if I get an opportunity.” – Shermin Bhimani, Sr. Scrum Master, TELUS