I have spent 13 years applying agile techniques to help organisations achieve business agility. My key area of skill is in teaching coaching and application of agile techniques. I tend to focus on creating transparency which in turns creates a culture and the information teams needs to reach high-performing states.
I am passionate about bringing humanity back to the workplace and values-based business.
I have worked with large corporates, SME’s and start-ups. I have founded 5 companies of my own and sold two of them. I am energetic, motivated, focused and slightly crazy.
I am a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org. I pioneered a concept in New Zealand called Mentored Learning to combine training, following by mentoring and coaching to deliver long term education outcomes, as opposed to just training.
I love what I do and enjoy making a positive difference to the world.
Accountability for the operation of Assurity's Auckland business including strategy, leadership, staff management, business development, delivery management.
Voted in as President of Agile Auckland. Key activities include incorporating Agile Auckland as a registered society, establishing committee structure and responsibilities, maintaining professionalism on how Agile Auckland supports and nourishes Auckland's agile community.
Clarus was acquired by Assurity Consulting. My new role has three key responsibilities: 1. Establish and manage the Education business unit. 2. Support the growth of the South Island business unit 3. Sales and account management in Auckland The Education business unit delivers education outcomes to clients, lifting their internal capability to an entirely new level. We achieve this with three key models: 1. In-house, customised training courses 2. Public courses (when there are only a small number of people to train) 3. Mentored Learning - baseline, group-based training immediately followed by hands-on professional coaching from some of the most experienced practitioners in the business. This deeply embed the knowledge into your organisation resulting in improved capability and results. Our knowledge areas include Scrum, Kanban, Agile software development, Agile testing, Agile business analysis, Scaled Agile, Traditional Business Analysis, project management, and testing. We are the NZ partner for Industrial Logic, a silver partner with Scaled Agile Academy and an HP Business Partner.
After successfully establishing Assurity’s Education business, I accepted the offer to become the National Service Owner for Agile, broadening my accountability from just Education to all our agile services including education, consulting and delivery. The role has the following accountabilities: - Full accountability for Agile at Assurity nationally - Our strategy for everything agile at Assurity including agile technical and business consulting - Design and development of Assurity’s portfolio of agile services - Design and development of our Agile education portfolio - Design and development of our go to market approach - Ensuring Assurity’s maintains a leadership position in Agile via connectivity and collaboration with international agile thought leaders - Leadership and coaching of our agile leaders - International partner relationships - Nurturing and growing Assurity’s agile community nationally - Market analysis, trends and forecasting - Working with our other National Service Owners (Business Analysis, Software Quality, DevOps/Continuous Delivery)
Clarus is an IT Professional Services company based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are a values-driven business with a strong believe that access to experienced IT consulting services should not be expensive or difficult. We work with a diverse range of clients from large corporate companies through to SME’s.