Julien Thomas

Principal Consultant

+64 4 499 9450

Julien is a passionate IT professional with 30 years' experience, mostly in Wellington. His passion and enthusiasm for our industry is contagious. He helps organisations blend technical and people aspects, with a focus on business and customer outcomes.

Agile and DevOps are his tools of choice but he stresses that these are never the goal. He has deep experience in government, corporate, utility and startups where he has enjoyed helping teams and organisations rediscover or remind themselves of the value they add while improving quality delivery. Julien operates across business and IT and at all levels from C-suite level to hands-on technical coaching.

Julien's experience includes:

  • Agile transformations
  • DevOps coaching
  • Agile and DevOps maturity asessment
  • Agile and DevOps training
  • Coaching Agile at scale
  • Scrum Mastering
  • Mentoring Scrum Masters, Product Owners and DevOps coaches
  • Mindful approach to team building
  • Programme and project management
  • Software development management
  • Senior IT leadership and strategy

"Sometimes organisations get caught up in the pursuit of Agile and DevOps, but these are not the destination. Achieving the organisation's goals should be the destination and Agile or DevOps may be an important means to getting there. I help organisations achieve their goals. Agile and DevOps may be part of that equation, along with other leadership, cultural and IT delivery disciplines required for success."

Julien is an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster and a Certified Agile Leader. He is also one of our certified training instructors delivering Agile and DevOps related training and event presentations.

Outside of work Julien makes wooden speakers, brews beer and runs while trying to keep technical pace with his young adult kids who are embarking on Computer science careers.

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