I am a scrum master and agile software developer working in .Net and in business intelligence. I believe in strong, effective and inspired teams.
Because I believe that agile teams can do amazing things I have been leading others to expand their knowledge through weekly technical training sessions and as scum master in one to one agile coaching.
I am also the co-organizer and co-treasurer of the Christchurch Agile Professional Network. In this role I have been responsible for arranging speakers, organising meeting and obtaining sponsorship.
Look at www.christchurchscrum.com for more information.
Statistics New Zealand, Developer \ Scrum master
November 2009 - Present, Christchurch
I started on the Census project and my responsibilities was the delivery of
the data warehouse (SQL Server 2008 R2) and Microsoft cubes (SSAS) with the conformed
data from the past 3 censuses (2001, 2006 and 2013). The data needed to be transformed
(ETL, SSIS, SQL) to the classifications (dimensions, BI Architecture) that was used for the
Census 2013 data so that the output products Quickstats about a place and Iwi profiles could
To create these products the Cubes were used to generate 200 000 pages of information
that use to take 50 people 9 months to do manually
After census I was ask to lead the creation of data warehouse (SQL Server 2012, SSIS) and
Microsoft cubes (SSAS) for the household project in Wellington as well as the warehouse
(SQL Server 2008 R2) and Cube (SSAS) creation for the National accounts section. Both
these section required them for either analysis or report (SSRS) generation.
As a certified scrum master trained by Jeff Sutherland I have been working towards getting
Agile adopted in Statistics and the Government as a whole.
Within Statistics I have coached 4 teams in Wellington and been scrum master for 4 teams
in Christchurch. Started the Agile Communities in both the Wellington office and the
Christchurch office. And with the help of a friend in the Ministry of Primary industries we
started what is now called Agile Connect whose purpose is the support of agile adoption
Outside of project work, I have started a weekly training session for all the developers,
focusing on Design Patterns and SQL. The Design Patterns training is intended to bring
developers unfamiliar with object oriented programming up to speed with current practices
and current technology.
As a toastmaster I have used my public speaking skills presenting at:
Agile New Zealand 2013 Conference in Wellington talking about the great success our
Team had with Agile during the Census project.
On 10 August 2013 I also did a technical presentation (Assemblies on Analysis Server) at
the Christchurch yearly Code Camp and SQL Saturday.
Then at GOVIS on 21 June 2014 again about Census
And this year I am the President of Dollan House Toastmaster.