Mathias Eifert is a coach and advocate for agility at all levels of the organization and a Managing Consultant at Excella in the Washington DC metro area. He has more than fifteen years of experience using Lean and Agile approaches to improve clients’ processes and build better products. As a consultant to both public and private sector organizations, Mathias helps clients discover the power of shortened feedback loops to manage uncertainty, reduce risk, and maximize business value. He is particularly focused on coaching organizations to apply Agile and Lean principles to improve their own practices rather than relying solely on acquired processes. With a background in the Lean Quality movement, Mathias is passionate about expanding Agile’s focus on working software towards establishing value and quality as the main drivers for an optimized customer experience. He is active in the DC Agile community and is a frequent presenter at conferences and local user groups.