About Jeff Hayes


Jeff is an agile coach, an agile trainer and a speaker, helping organizations to adopt agile while developing high performing teams. He specializes in scaling scrum to suit the individual enterprise.

A Brief History of Nearly Everything (Digitally) Important

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 15, 2013 in Technology


Evolution of the World Wide Web The World Wide Web (or just Web) was conceived by Tim Berners-Lee, a (then) CERN consultant/engineer who was looking for a way to facilitate the exchange…

Hokosai's Wave - Digital Marketing - AlignTech

What’s New in Web Design?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on June 14, 2013 in Technology


I’ve worked in the digital world long enough to appreciate the old adage about change being the only constant.  The relationships I’ve built with our clients don’t tend to waver over time,…

What's New in Web Design? Thoughts from AlignTech Solutions

Trends in Technology: Rosetta Stone Required

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 30, 2013 in Technology


When we hear the phrase Trends in Technology, some of us begin thinking about technologies that should be coming of age soon.  Some of us think “What now!?!” perhaps because technology inspires fear…

Trends depend upon strengths, experience and generation to which one belongs

American Story? Small Town Story?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on November 28, 2012 in Community


Does Bedford Falls really exist or was it just a figment of Frank Capra’s imagination for the perfect town in his film “It’s a Wonderful Life?” And are there other such idyllic…

Is there a 'real' Bedford Falls out there somewhere?

Coworker Dilemmas Resonate with Readers

Posted by Jeff Hayes on August 13, 2012 in Quality of Life


In reviewing searches that led individuals to our website and blog last month I was surprised to find that roughly 55% of them were looking for information about handling difficult coworkers. Why?…

Coworker Dilemmas Exist on a Large Scale

ROI of Culture on IT Alignment

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 31, 2012 in Agile


What does culture — that quality in groups of people that govern what we believe and how we behave — have to do with “getting things done”? And by extension, what does…

How Does One Measure the ROI of Culture on IT Alignment?

Which Apps and Devices Are Best for Foreign Travel?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on June 21, 2012 in Technology


This is a reprint of an article I wrote on mobile devices and apps for the Fox Cities Chamber Business, an up and coming business publication produced by The Fox Cities Chamber…

Which apps and devices are best for foreign travel?

Technology Alignment in a Global Context

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 20, 2012 in Agile


During a recent trip to Japan I found several examples of how culture plays a role in the success of certain types of business. So dramatic are some of the differences between…

Technology alignment can be a great benefit to companies of every size.

Mobile Apps and Your Business

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 29, 2012 in Technology


This is a reprint of an article I wrote on mobile apps for Insight on Business, an excellent business publication dedicated to the 100,000 or so businesses in The New North region of…

Mobile Apps and Your Business. Image Copyright Tom Richmond.

Poverty and Technology as 2012 Dawns

Posted by Jeff Hayes on December 31, 2011 in Community


Have you ever participated in a poverty simulation? If not, I highly recommend it. My wife and I are fortunate to have a friend and fellow Rotarian, Betsy Rozelle with CAP Services,…

Poverty and technology are related.