Over the last 35+ years Shane has been a practitioner and leader of developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts, helping teams to deliver results that align with overall business objectives. Before joining ICAgile he spent 15 years as a professional trainer, coach and consultant specialising in Agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements, testing and methodologies for SoftEd in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
He spent nearly five years with ICAgile as the Director of Agile Learning Programs and then Director of Community Development.
He has worked with large and small organisations, from individual teams to large transformations all around the world. He draws on over 35 years of practical experience across all levels of Information Technology and software intensive product development.
Shane is a TBR certified Trainer for both the in-person and virtual versions of the course and is authorized to teach the Facilitating Exceptional Remote Learning class from Judy Rees.
Shane was a director of the Agile Alliance from 2011 to 2016 and was the founding Chair of Agile Alliance New Zealand.
He leads the Culture and Methods editorial team for InfoQ.com where he hosts the weekly InfoQ Culture Podcast.
He is an ICF registered professional coach.
He was one of the authors for both versions of the Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge and a member of the core team for BABOK V3.
He is co-chair of the Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics initiative, working to produce a code of ethical conduct for agile coaching. He is an ICF registered Professional Coach.
He is co-author of the recent book #noprojects - A Culture of Continuous Value, available on Amazon and from InfoQ
“I firmly believe that humanistic way of working and the agile mindset are desperately needed in organisations all around the globe today. Taking agile values and principles beyond software is important and making sure they are properly embedded is absolutely crucial for success – we’re in an industry that touches every aspect of people’s lives and massively influences society as a whole and I want to be a part of making sure that industry is both ethical and sustainable.”