New Zealand IT consultancy Equinox IT has become a Training Partner and Forerunner Member of the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA).
Last week I presented on the topic 'Digital business analysis - thinking differently in the age of digital disruption' at the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) meet-up in Wellington.
Certified Scrum Trainer Rowan Bunning and Equinox IT have a new training course Advanced Certified ScrumMaster that is now available in New Zealand.
Shane Ross introduced Daniel Scott-Raynsford of IAG New Zealand at our client event a couple of weeks ago, and in the process he provided some context on why we approached IAG to speak. Many examples of successful DevOps, Agile and Cloud adoption focus on start-up and high-growth companies who are able to bake in these approaches from the start, unencumbered by legacy technology, strict regulatory controls and deep-rooted structures and ways of working.
Last month I attended the Wellington Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) course delivered by Toronto-based Certified Enterprise Coach Michael Sahota and hosted by Equinox IT.
It was a two day journey into the leadership difference between 'doing Agile' and 'being Agile', and a discussion about the conditions needed to ‘be Agile’. Michael took us through his high performance playbook, with a focus on the importance of leadership, culture and change in success – and an exploration of why telling teams to "go do Agile" doesn’t result in the high performance teams we need in our organisations.