For twenty years, Ilene Fischer has helped organizations achieve extraordinary results through the application of leading-edge organizational change practices through her work with Peter Senge, Tom Peters and other management thought leaders.
Many organizational change efforts start with great promise but quickly fade. By considering the whole organizational system, and by introducing key structural changes, Ilene’s work leads to dramatic and sustainable results.
“I’ve seen many organization change efforts come and go over the years, but your work really had impact that lasted for years after you and your team had gone.
- Senior Executive, Healthcare Insurance Company
Here are some examples of the work Ilene has done with her clients.
- Improved operating margins 5% in one year at a major telecommunications company while simultaneously, and effectively, deploying SAP.
- Turned around a dysfunctional drug alliance partnership enabling the team to work together effectively, meeting their development and commercialization targets on time.
- By working with a drug development team, she enabled the team to submit a biological drug to the FDA four months ahead of schedule. This lead to the formation of a strategic alliance and license agreement with a major pharmaceutical company resulting in $75M in cash up front and $410M in milestone payments.
There’s no single formula to this work. Each engagement begins with an assessment to determine how to best proceed, with periodic readjustments based on how the work evolves. She is passionate about creating environments for her clients that enable them to produce extraordinary results while fully expressing their higher purpose and passion for work.
Ilene has a BS in Chemistry, and has completed graduate classes in business at Harvard University.
She has published an article on Culture Change in Business 2.0 and was a contributor to The Fifth Discipline Field Book (Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, Bryan Smith).
Ilene is member of the Boston Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association mentoring program committee and HBA’s Executive women’s group committee.
Bob Fischer is an Agile trainer, Agile coach, facilitator and change agent, with specialized expertise in the cultural change required to deploy Agile at an enterprise level. His work is shaped by a core belief that a trained, empowered and engaged workforce provides an organization with a strong competitive advantage.
Bob is also a founder of Nashua Scrum Club a professional organization where people can learn and apply Agile project management and advanced technical practices while giving back to the community.
Previously Bob was a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, responsible for the deployment of Agile to over 400 people, which included both coaching at the team and program level as well as working with functional groups not directly involved in Agile such as Finance, HR, and Process Ownership. The cultural change included getting agreement between the Business Unit President, CIO, CFO, and the head of Product Development on a common strategy for deploying Agile.
Agile was cited as the key reason a large (over $10 M annual spend) project went from failure to success.
Bob was also an organization-wide catalyst at Fidelity, helping to broaden the deployment of Agile across the larger organization.
Bob has 28 years of experience managing support, training and development at Fidelity, Sun Microsystems, BBN, and several start-ups.
Bob also serves as a Board Member for Harbor Homes and Affiliates, a $13 million social service non-profit addressing a wide range of client needs. Recently Bob spearheaded the work that resulted in the Harbor Homes Five Year Plan.