About Me

I started my career in IT and while studying electronic engineering at DeVry during the day, I worked midnights programming placement machines that placed components on circuit boards.

From there, I moved into call centre and desktop support where I started developing website using MS Access, Cold Fusion, and Classic ASP (Active Server Pages). My first major project was replacing binders full of call centre routing information with a web app.

In 1999 I fell victim to the dot-com bubble when the company I was working for went under and I started my own web design and development company.

Shortly after that, I became 1 of the 3 first members of a startup that built a platform for selling ringtones and images. There, I created midi ringtones, wallpaper images, and built a backend licensing and content tracking tool with classic ASP.

Eventually I became the director of storefront development and worked on some pretty cool mobile projects for WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), Much Music, Warner Brothers and Atlantic records. I still have my autographed Ric Flair action figure from visiting WWE’s headquarters when the attitude era was at its peak!

I started using agile practices around the year 2000 when that startup grew from the 3 of us to 50 and finally to 200 within a year.

From 2002 to 2008 I worked as a product owner, and scrum master for the most part and then started my consulting career as an agile coach, trainer and consultant.

In 2012 I released Agile Transformation: A Guide to Organizational Change which launched the Live Lessons brand along with Lyssa Adkin’s Coaching Agile Teams live lessons.

In 2012 I released the terrible version of Lean Change Management on Leanpub and re-wrote, and re-released it in 2014.

In 2014 I founded the Lean Change Management Association, which is now the Modern Change Community.

Finally, I released Change Agility in 2020 after finding an old manuscript I wrote in 2019 but never released.

In early 2021 I joined Spero Careers Canada as CTO and built our platform that helps employment coaches in the autism space provide higher quality service for job seekers.

In 2024 I released two books about how to use AI in Change Management. From Skeptic to Strategist: Embracing AI in Change Management, and The Ultimate Guide to Prompt Engineering for Change Makers.

In my spare time, I’m the drummer for Clever Weapon, and also a songwriter, and music producer amongst other things.

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Short Bio

Jason is the founder of Lean Change, author of The Six Big Ideas of Adaptable Organizations Change Agility, Lean Change Management, From Skeptic to Strategist: Embracing AI in Change Management and Agile Transformation: A Guide to Organizational Change.  In addition to revolutionizing the world of change, he’s also CTO of Spero Careers Canada, a company dedicated to solving the autism employment crisis.

Longer Bio

Jason began his career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth. He began helping organizations adopt agile practices in the mid-2000s and has spent the greater part of his career modernizing change management with lean, lean startup and agile thinking.

Jason is a two-time Amazon #1 best selling author for From Skeptic to Strategist: Embracing AI in Change Management (January 2024) and The Six Big Ideas of Adaptive Organizations (May 2024). He founded Lean Change Inc in 2009 and released the first edition of Lean Change Management in 2012. Since then, he’s traveled to over 11 countries in search of what separates organizations that are good at change, from those that struggle with it.

He is also the CTO for Spero Careers Canada, a company dedicated to solving the autism employment crisis. In his spare time he’s a musician, songwriter and producer under the name Jason Ross.

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