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Daniel Walsh

Principal Consultant and Partner at FiveWhyz, LLC

Daniel Walsh

I am passionate about collaborating with teams to drive
business results, manage complex challenges, and cultivate work
environments where people thrive. My approach is grounded in praxis,
which combines theoretical knowledge with practical application to lay a
solid foundation for success.

My expertise is utilizing various heuristics, such as Lean, Agile, Systems
Thinking, Product Management, Jobs-to-be-done, and Applied
Complexity (including Cynefin, Sense-making, Liberating Structures, and
Human System Dynamics). By working closely with clients, I customize

these methodologies to emphasize agility, autonomy, and capacity-
building, empowering them to become self-reliant and resilient.

I have a deep respect of and reverence for the *gemba* – the actual
place where value is created or where customers use products and
services. With over 20 years of engineering and product development
experience, I believe it is essential for product development teams to
balance business, usage, and technology concerns to deliver compelling
solutions to customer problems. I take great pleasure in partnering with
product managers, leadership, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs,
assisting them in bringing their ideas to life and fostering growth.

My experience developing heuristics and adopting people-centered
leadership styles has enabled me to facilitate successful, sustainable
transformations. I guide enterprises and leadership teams in adopting a
systems-level perspective, ensuring that flawed systems do not

systems-level perspective, ensuring that flawed systems do not
undermine talented individuals. Throughout my career, I have assisted
numerous organizations in enhancing their efficiency and effectiveness
across various industries, including high-tech, pharmaceutical, FinTech,
energy, academia, and non-profits.

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