Rowan Bunning is an Australian pioneer of the world’s most widely used Agile framework. Rowan has trained close to 3,000 people in Australia and New Zealand making him one of the most experienced Agile trainers in the region. Rowan began using Agile development practices (then known as eXtreme Programming) in 2001 and introduced Scrum company-wide in 2003 to deliver projects and innovative enterprise products in complex environments. As an Agile Coach in the U.K., Ireland and Australia since 2008, Rowan has a track record of facilitating rapid Agile transformations including cultural change at organisations ranging from start-ups to global brand-name enterprises across the real estate, media, food, building security, data security, collection and content management industries as well as the public sector.
Rowan is passionate about the potential to lower risk, increase collaboration, productivity and ROI through the disciplined application of Agile methods. Rowan is highly active in the Agile community internationally and has spoken at several conferences in Europe and North America including Scrum Gatherings in London (2007) and Munich (2009). In Australia, Rowan founded a successful Agile special interest group supported by the Australian Computer Society and helped to initiate Scrum User Groups in Sydney and Brisbane. Rowan holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, is a PRINCE2® Practitioner, is Cognitive Edge accredited, is a trained Innovation Games® facilitator and is a Certified LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) Practitioner. As a director of not-for-profit Scrum Australia, Rowan is involved with organising Regional Scrum Gatherings in Australia.
Based in Sydney, Rowan is available throughout Australia and New Zealand for in-house training, agile coaching and consulting.