ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Colin Ellis

Project guru (Melbourne)

Colin D Ellis is an award-winning international speaker, renowned project leadership expert and best-selling author who works with organisations around the world to help them build capability that's fit for the future of work.

He delivers development programs, mentors individuals looking to master their careers and champions a global tribe of like-minded project people through his popular community events.

Nothing fires him up like a room full of people expecting another dull powerpoint about project processes – the very antithesis of the Colin D Ellis experience!

Able to draw on more than 20 years of public and private sector project leadership in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, Colin peppers his presentations with anecdotes, statistics and practical insights. He puts the emphasis on people being the best version of themselves and creating teams they can be proud of.

Colin is originally from Liverpool in the UK and now lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he is known for his snappy dressing and love of karaoke.

How to Create an Agile-Ready Culture

Wednesday 9:50am - 10:30am, Keynote Presentation

In the early 2000s, the answer to failing projects was the widespread implementation of methods, which didn’t yield a single percentage increase in on time, on budget delivery. In 2018, the same mistake is being made with the implementation of agile practices.

All of these methods work, yet what never happens, is that the workforce that will use them are prepared for their implementation. In this session you will understand:

1. What organisational agility means
2. How successful agile organisations have prepared their people in advance
3. The behaviours required to support an agile implementation
4. Why a ‘social contract’ is important for consistency

And most importantly, how to make Agile actually succeed.