Kirstin Donaldson

Principal Consultant

+64 4 499 9450

Kirstin is an Equinox IT Principal Consultant with expertise in Agile and leadership coaching and training. She helps clients to introduce and refine Agile practices in a sustainable way to achieve greater efficiency in the delivery of software and projects.

Kirstin has over 17 years' experience in software delivery both in the United Kingdom and here in New Zealand. Her passion lies in coaching and training teams and leaders to help them become more collaborative, deliver quality at pace and ultimately become high performing.

Kirstin's experience includes:

  • Workshop facilitation
  • Coaching Agile transformation at all levels
  • Agile training
  • Agile requirements gathering
  • Coaching Agile at scale
  • Scrum Mastering
  • Mentoring Scrum Masters and Product Owners.

"As an Agile practitioner and trainer I've seen the benefits that transparency, a high level of collaboration and increased communication can bring to projects and software delivery. Implementing Agile practices helps teams build and deliver the right thing whilst maintaining quality in the leanest way possible. It's also about empowering teams and creating resilience through that empowerment".

Kirstin is one of New Zealand's first Certified Scrum Professinals - ScrumMaster and is also a Certified Agile Leader and a Certified SAFe Agilist. She is one of our certified training instructors delivering Agile and leadership training and event presentations. Kirstin presented at the Agile NZ conference in 2016.

Outside of work Kirstin enjoys cycling, running and yoga as well as exploring the beautiful south coast of Wellington where she currently lives.

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