John Coleman

United Kingdom




Conducted classes



Name: John Coleman
Country of Residence: United Kingdom
Language(s): English
Teaching Start Year: 2017
Tel: +44 207193 3344

John's Bio

Profile of the trainer

John Coleman is a course steward for Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II). John is an active practitioner with 15+ years of experience in growing authentic sustainable agility and continuous changeability.

Content writing

John Coleman is a Professional Scrum Trainer, a candidate LeSS trainer / LeSS Friendly Scrum Trainer, organizer of ELNA (Executive Leadership Network for Adaptiveness), co-author of Kanban Guide, and author of Kanban for Complexity™ aka Kanplexity™ with lots of attribution to Dave Snowden & Cognitive Edge for Cynefin and related theory. See  

John did one of the most comprehensive comparisons/contrast of the scaling/descaling frameworks at and ("Mirror Mirror" series). John Coleman's blog posts on executives, Scrum, Kanban, Nexus Vs. LeSS, are available at John blogs prolifically at,, Medium, CIO Water Cooler, and The Digital Transformation People. 

Practicing what he preaches, except he doesn't preach -- he doesn't sell, huh?

John help teams, managers, leaders, change agents, and execs. He can answer all sorts of up to date questions with ease. John coaches, teaches, consults for sustainable growth of agility in non-software as well as software. He created Broad and Deep agility (BaDa) on top of the shoulders of existing theory & practice. See John himself is broad & deep from the points of view of agility, people & change.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

John is a systems thinker who happens to be a huge fan of Cynefin and sees the benefits of both, erring on the side of Cynefin where they clash. Most importantly, John takes an independent view. John is also a people & change thinker.

More proof he knows what he's talking about, and has done what he talks about

John's Scrum+Kanban Nexus+ case studies can be found at (international payments company, European bank).

All of John's workshops #payitforward Marshall Goldsmith content, including Marshall's advice to John himself.

See also John's blog post on how do Nexus and LeSS differ, and his blog post series comparing scaling frameworks.

Client list

John typically practiced with many of his clients for 18+ months. He is switching to shorter-term engagements. John's client list (directly or indirectly) includes Shell, BP, Barclaycard, Lloyds Banking Group, Vocalink Mastercard, MBB consulting firms, Centrica / British Gas, the Musgrave Group, RR Donnelley, DELL, Nordic Aviation Services, 84.51, Intralinks, PaySafe, and Ericsson. John has published four case studies since 2016. John currently works in Marketing & Sales in a FMCG.

Why John Coleman?

Every PST has his/her own strengths. John Coleman is one of the few LeSS-Friendly Scrum Trainers. John is a prolific blogger on advanced topics, and he leads on content creation for Scrum, Lean UX, measurement, Kanban, scaling, de-scaling, Executives, people & change. John teaches Marshall Goldsmith's techniques at all of his workshops in a #payitforward fashion. All of John's workshops feature Liberating Structures. John Coleman offers a number of practice tests where they are needed. John's client base consists mainly of non-native English speakers (English is the 3d/4th language) in continental Europe. John's clients give rave reviews on Trustpilot, Google and VocalReferences, and they get great results as long as they also put the effort in.

Review & Ratings for John Coleman of Orderly Disruption on Google, VocalReferences & Trustpilot

Reviews & Ratings for all of John Coleman's workshops are available on: 

It's not just about Reviews & Ratings

Reviews & ratings are limited by nature. John needs to understand if the learning made a real difference back in the office. So, John checks in up to 12-18 months later. He sees a pattern of improvement and regularly gets pleasant vibes from successful agility inspired by ideas on the workshops. For example, see this experience report. Courses

Professional Scrum Master ™
Professional Scrum Master ™ II
Professional Scrum Product Owner ™
Professional Scrum Product Owner ™ – Advanced
Professional Agile Leadership Essentials ™
Scaled Professional Scrum ™ with Nexus
Applying Professional Scrum ™
Professional Scrum ™ with Kanban
Professional Scrum ™ with User Experience
Professional Scrum Master ™ and Product Owner
Professional Scrum Master ™ II

Professional Scrum Master ™ II

Live Virtual English
  • 13 - 14 Nov 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Professional Scrum ™ with Kanban

Professional Scrum ™ with Kanban

Live Virtual English
  • 27 - 28 Nov 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM Europe/Amsterdam