IT Delivery Manager at Unum
Rob is Principal Lean, Agile and DevOps Consultant at Ammeon where he advises companies how to accelerate the delivery of software-enabled products and services. A career encompassing Development, Engineering, Testing and Product Management roles has provided Rob keen insight into the real-world challenges facing organizations today. Rob is an active leader in the Irish Agile community where he runs the monthly Agile and Entrepreneurship (A&E) Meetup – the largest such meetup in the country. He was awarded Young Citizen of the Year in 2005 by the President of Ireland and Volunteer of the Year 2010 by the London Irish Community and is a passionate advocate of working with individuals to form effective teams to drive change for good. He hold an MBA from London School of Business and Finance, a Higher Diploma in Management from the London School of Economics and a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NUI Galway.
Agile, with it’s emphasis on self-organising teams and acts of leadership, was never built for managers. Worse still, a manager’s power to add people to those teams is eroded by Tuckman’s Team Formation Model and Brooks Law. In this short talk, a novel set of metrics for Scrum and Kanban teams will be presented to […]