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Leon Maritz


Agile Developer, CSM, CSP, Statistics New Zealand

Location: Christchurch New Zealand


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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.


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Work experience

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 be created. 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 within government. 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.


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