MEL: 12.30pm-5.30pm, Thu 14 Nov 13 | Melbourne CBD | Register
CAN: Postponed until February 2014 (tentatively)
Hear from Agilists working on real technology projects share their implementation journeys and their experiences with leading and empowering teams, changing culture, collaborating with stakeholders, and delivering better solutions for their customers.
* This program is subject to change
Kim Ballestrin has been an Agile engagement lead in Telstra IT for the last three years, from the beginning of the Telstra IT Agile change journey. Her focus has been on the initial part of the delivery process and finding ways to improve collaboration from the very start of an idea, through to the formation of Agile teams. Kim is the organiser of the Melbourne Cynefin Meetup group and is interested in finding new ideas that can help improve the ways that we work. Prior to the Agile role, her first 15 years at Telstra were spent in roles from telemarketing to marketing analysis, IT business analyst, program manager and delivery centre manager. Kim has a BSc. In Biology and worked for five years in the media industry before joining Telstra.
Lynne Cazaly is a communications specialist and master facilitator. Lynne provides clarity to project complexity through workshops, training and visual strategy. Lynne trains, facilitates, speaks and coaches on visual facilitation, visual thinking and other engaging tools for project people, to help boost buy-in, collaboration and engagement.
David Joyce is a Lean and Agile coach with 12 years technical team management and coaching experience, and 20 years software development experience. In recent years, using Scrum and XP, David has coached both onshore and offshore delivery teams, and has successfully launched an internet video startup from inception to launch. More recently David has coached teams on Agile, Lean, Kanban and Systems Thinking at BBC Worldwide in the UK. David currently works for Thoughtworks as a Principal Consultant. In 2010 he received the Lean SSC Brickell Key award for outstanding achievement and leadership.
James Pierce is a passionate leader, thinker and student. James has been running software teams and IT organisations using Agile and Lean practices for longer than he knew that was the right name to use. As a generalist, James has a wide range of experience gained from time working in experimental physics labs, startups like Aconex and RedBubble as well as big business like Ericsson. This diverse background makes James deeply interested in the question of WHY things are the way they are. He's also fascinated by what drives individuals, what makes a sustainable high performance team and how to build great software along the way. Currently the principal partner at Luna Tractor a boutique consultancy based in Melbourne; James has also been the Director of Engineering at Lonely Planet, CIO at the New Zealand Exchange, Aconex and CLEAR Interactive as well as engineering roles at Melbourne University and Ericsson.
Craig Smith has been active in the IT industry for over 15 years. Craig has been an Agile practitioner for over 10 years and is a Certified Scrum Master and a member of both the Scrum Alliance and Agile Alliance and as an Agile Coach he has worked on a number of high profile technical and business projects. Craig regularly conducts Agile training and has presented at a number of Australian and international conferences. Craig is also an Agile Editor for InfoQ and co-hosts an Agile podcast called The Agile Revolution.
Postponed until February 2014 (tentatively)