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Lee Thomas


Agile Coach & Trainer, ITER8

Location: Auckland


Lee Thomas has been involved in application software development for over 20 years. He has worked extensively with CASE tools and has been involved with agile methodologies for around 15 years. He has commercial experience in various Agile methodologies such as, Rapid and Joint Application Development (RAD/JAD), Rational Unified Process (RUP), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) and of course more recently Scrum. 

 Lee has been a certified Scrum master since August 2008 and has overseen successful projects at ASB bank, Mater Health Services and IAG NZ.

  During his career Lee has work for many high profile clients such as Ford Motor Company, British Gas, Computer Associates, EDS and Compuware.


Work experience

ITER8, Agile Coach and Trainer
October 2015 - Present, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Owner and founder of Iter8 Ltd. This is an agile consultancy based in Auckland New Zealand. We provide training and coaching to our clients on Scrum and other agile methods. Our current client is Westpac Bank.

Fraedom, Agile Practice Director
July 2014 - October 2015, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Responsible for the agile practice and education for entire organisation. Provided training and coaching guidance on agile practices. Also was heavily involved int he creation of the Fraedom Practice model, that flattened the structure and removed traditional management roles. Lee presented his work at the agile NZ conference in 2015.

IAG NZ, Agile Practice Manager
October 2010 - July 2014, Auckland, Auckland
Responsible for the adoption of agile practices for the organisation. Managing a Team of Scrum Masters that deliver training and consulting.

Mater Health Services, BI/DW Program Manager
June 2009 - October 2010, Brisbane, Queensland
Lee also pioneered the implementation of agile data warehouse development, using the Scrum Framework and Wherescape Red.

ASB Bank, BI Manager
December 2006 - June 2009, Auckland, Auckland, NZ
First trained in Scrum by Gabriel Benefield. Applied and used it on BI projects.

Articles I've written

Full Circle: From Generalist to Specialist and Back
I started in the IT industry back in the early 1990s, working for Ford Company in the U.K. Since then I've observed with interest the trends in the skill set required to be successful in our industry. Looking back, I realize I was extremely fortu...


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