Lauren Harrison


Agile Coach , SmashTank Apps

Location: Scottsdale, AZ


Certified ScrumMaster


Lauren has a passion for supporting IT organizations as they adopt Agile and Lean methods.  Currently she is focusing her research and personal development on Agile Leadership space as one of the biggest constraints in the Organizations of today.  Lauren is dedicated to helping improve work/life balance in today's society by educating herself and the community on Servant Leadership and Organization Culture's.

Work experience

SmashTank Apps, Agile Coach
January 2012 - Present, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Telstra, Agile Coach
January 2011 - March 2012, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Agile Coach & Manager on Change Program - Leading a company wide initiative with a team of 30 highly skilled Agile Coaches & Support Staff to successfully rollout & support the Agile, Lean & System's Thinking adoption with in Telstra.

REA Group, Iteration Manager
December 2006 - December 2010, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lead a new Development Team of approx 10-15 using Agile Methodologies: Scrum & Kanban. The team where responsible for website maintenance & bugfixes and a range of medium to large scale projects. I acted in the capacity of Senior Iteration Manager with HR people/performance management responsibilities. This role included overseeing the SDLC, facilitating stand ups, solution design meetings, capacity planning, estimation meetings iteration & story planning and managing stakeholder expectations.