ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Shane Hastie


Shane joined ICAgile in 2017 as the Director of Agile Learning Programs.

He has oversight in the strategic direction and expansion of ICAgile’s learning programs, including maintaining and extending ICAgile’s learning objectives, providing thought leadership, collaborating with industry experts, and supporting the larger ICAgile community, which includes more than 110 Member Organizations and over 95,000 ICAgile certification holders.

Over the last 30+ years, Shane has been a practitioner and leader of developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts, helping teams to deliver results that align with overall business objectives.

He has worked with large and small organisations, from individual teams to large transformations all around the world. He draws on over 30 years of practical experience across all levels of Information Technology and software-intensive product development.

Shane was a director of the Agile Alliance from 2011 to 2016 and is the founding Chair of Agile Alliance New Zealand.

He leads the Culture and Methods editorial team for where he hosts the weekly InfoQ Culture Podcast.

Being Agile in a Remote Team

Wednesday 12:20pm - 12:50pm, Agile Day (Agile Day 1 Room)

In this interactive session, Shane discusses his experience working in a distributed, virtual organization which is founded on an Agile Mindset.

The challenges of maintaining agility when remote, the ways the ICAgile team have consciously designed their team and organization culture and provide actionable advice based on real experience on how to maintain collaboration, teamwork and live the agile values in a remote only organization.

ICAgile is a global, virtual organisation working with partners across over 100 countries spanning almost every timezone. There is no single corporate office and the ICAgile team is spread across seven locations in three countries.

We have managed to build a strong collaborative culture and a truly safe working environment focused on outcomes rather than activities, holding each other to account and being really effective and productive while having a joyful workplace.