About the Book
This book is a collection of interviews with passionate Australia & New Zealand agilists who answer the following questions:
1. What is something people usually don’t know about you but has influenced you in who you are?
2. What would have become of you, if you were not doing the job you do today?
3. What is your biggest challenge and why is it a good thing for you?
4. What drives you?
5. What do you think makes a great team?
6. What is the essence of Agile?
7. What is the last book you have read and which book made a huge impact in your life?
8. If you were going to have a dinner party with anyone alive or deceased - which three people would you invite and why?
9. What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting with Agile?
10. What question do you think I should also ask and what is your answer?
11. Whom do you think we should ask next in Australia and/or New Zealand and why do you feel they should be included in the book?
Based on the original "Who Is Agile" book, this book is a regional version for Australia & New Zealand. Whether you’re a novice or an Agile Guru, this book is going to help you learn a bit about the people behind the names & get their perspective on Agile.
About the Editors
The Agile community knows Yves Hanoulle from his many contributions, such as the public Agile conferences Google calendar, his Agile Thursday Quiz, the coach retreats and conferences he’s paired to organize, daily coaching questions via @Retroflections, and the Agile Games Google group, just to name a few. He promoted PairCoaching, an idea which has been adopted by many agile trainers and coaches. He’s constantly learning, and passing on what he learns as a coach and trainer to organizations large and small.
A self-identified change artist and first follower, one of Yves’ unique qualities is that he gives free lifetime support on anything he does: every client, everything he writes and presents, every workshop he leads.
Yves believes in maintaining a sustainable pace both professionally and personally. Yves has parentpair programmed an android game with his 13 year old son www.anguis.be You can learn more about Yves at http://www.hanoulle.be/yves-hanoulle/, and find him on social media as YvesHanoulle.
Sunish Chabba has worked as a Agile Consultant & Coach for a number of leading Organizations across various Geographies. A self confessed Agile evangelist, Sunish has been using Lean & Agile approaches to help teams deliver software frequently, with great quality, achieving client delight with a focus on what really matters. A diverse technical background on Open Systems, DW/BI, Cloud & User Experience, has helped him connect the dots while working on engagements for pretty large Organizations.
Venkatesh (Venky) is an Agile coach working for a large financial company based out of Melbourne, Australia. His first brush with Agile was in 2002 and started with XP. His strong development and architecture background coupled with Agile has helped him to tackle most complex development issues easily. His diverse experience from services and product development companies has enabled him to lead complex distributed Agile projects successfully.
Over a period of time, he mastered the art of combining ideas from Scrum, Lean, Design Thinking and Complexity theory. He has shared all these ideas on Cutter and Techwell(links given below).
He is lucky to have worked with some of the best brains on this planet and surround himself with great minds. After completing his Computer Science degree, moved to US and later worked in France and India before settling in Australia.
Venky discovered his strength in writing couple of years ago and since then he has become an avid writer. He expresses his thoughts and shares is ideas through blogging, tweeting. He is also an advisory writer and curator for Cutter and Techwell.
Renee is an independent Agile Coach currently working in Sydney, Australia. Ten years ago Renee began one of the most renowned Agile transformations in Australia before going over to the land of the long white cloud and leading a transformation in New Zealand's biggest goverment department.