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Matthew Hodgson


Enterprise Agile Coach, Zen Ex Machina

Location: Canberra, Australia


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Certified Agile Leadership 1

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Matthew Hodgson is an enterprise agile coach and organisational psychologist who leverages two decades of UX product development to help lead agile transformations in both corporates and government. He is highly respected in the Australian Scrum community for his unique, pragmatic coaching style that combines Lean with behavioural psychology to tackle aspects of change and adoption in both software and non-software environments.

Matthew is the Scrum Community lead in Canberra (Australia), and is a firm believer of chocolate at key meetings, and a drink after Retrospectives with the team.

Work experience

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Enterprise Agile Coach
July 2017 - Present, Canberra, NSW, AU
Enterprise Agile Coach for the Australian National Census 2021 and the Australian Gay Law Marriage Survey 2017

Australian Tax Office (ZXM),
July 2016 - July 2017, Canberra, ACT, AU
Agile Coach for design studio in the Australian Tax Office

Australian Tax Office (ZXM), Enterprise Agile Coach
July 2015 - July 2016, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Coach of the agile coaches in a scaled agile project across mainframe and component teams.

Department of Health (ZXM), Agile Coach
October 2015 - June 2016, Canberra, Australia
Agile coach and trainer for the Department's transformation to Scrum. Started with one team and then expanded coaching/training activities to two other teams. Supported senior executive and middle-managers through the change and adoption.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ZXM), Coach
November 2014 - June 2015, Canberra, ACT, AU
Coached this government agency through procuring an agile team vendor capability and then coached the team through implementing a new website in 6 months using Scrum at a highly disciplined and focussed level.

eBay (ZXM), Coach
April 2014 - June 2015, Sydney, NSW, AU
Coach for the Sunday Deals project at eBay (client) for Zen Ex Machina.

Clean Energy Regulator (ZXM), Scrum Master
August 2014 - October 2014, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU
Engaged by an Australian Federal government agency as the Scrum Master and coach for two different teams producing separate systems -- MS Dynamics CRM and a website on MS SharePoint 2013.

Origin (ZXM), Coach
January 2014 - August 2014, Sydney, NSW, AU
Part time agile coach for the information and data management teams.

Orion Health (ZXM), Coach
October 2013 - March 2014, Canberra, ACT, AU
I introduced Scrum at scale to a Health ICT company (as their Scrum Coach) and coached them from adoption through to embedding new agile, lean practices into their delivery team processes.

The Web Showroom (ZXM), Coach
April 2013 - June 2013, Sydney, NSW, AU
Coach for a development team in a web product company in Surry Hills, Sydney seeking to adopt Scrum to improve their delivery of software.

ACMA (ZXM), Team member - usability specialist
November 2012 - November 2012, Sydney, NSW, AU
Engaged to participate for a single Sprint of 4 weeks with a development team to provide subject matter expertise to enable usability testing of an enterprise deployments of a custom Microsoft Dynamics CRM product.

Department of Innovation (ZXM), Scrum Master and UX Designer
August 2012 - November 2012, Canberra, ACT, AU
User experience design engagement with a government agency where I was the Scrum Master and the principle interaction design (UX) strategist. Project was executed over a number of Sprints with the agency as the client and Product Owner.

Gold Creek (ZXM), Scrum Master and Developer
January 2012 - July 2012, Canberra, ACT, AU
Delivery of a website for the Gold Creek Traders (client) website project by Zen Ex Machina (ZXM) where I was the Scrum Master and developer

Department of Health (ZXM), Scrum Master
June 2012 - June 2012, Woden, ACT, AU
Scrum Master for a team of consultants delivering the business case and strategy for an online collaboration website for the Department of Health

ACMA (ZXM), Coach
April 2012 - June 2012, Canberra, ACT, AU
Scrum Coach for the ACMA's Information Management business-as-usual team

ACMA (ZXM), Coach
January 2012 - June 2012, Sydney, NSW, AU
Scrum Coach for the ACMA's PACMAN project

ACMA (ZXM), Scrum Master
December 2011 - January 2012, Belconnen, ACT, AU
Scrum Master for the project initiation phase of the ACMA's intranet.

Department of Employment (SMS M & T), Product Owner
September 2011 - November 2011, Canberra, ACT, AU
Product Owner for usability testing of the DEEWR ESS UI project as a consultant in an SMS Management & Technology engagement

AHIA (SMS M & T), Coach
December 2010 - March 2011, Canberra, ACT, AU
Scrum Coach for the AHIA digital strategy and intranet redesign project as a consultant in an SMS Management & Technology engagement

Therapeutic Goods Administration (SMS M & T), Scrum Master & Coach
July 2010 - September 2010, Symonston, ACT, AU
Scrum Master and Coach for the TGA's pilot Scrum project

DEEWR (SMS M & T), Scrum Master
February 2010 - April 2010, Canberra, ACT, AU
Scrum Master for the SMS Management & Technology consulting team delivering the proof of concept project for DEEWR (client)

DOHA (SMS M & T), Scrum Master
July 2006 - November 2007, Canberra, ACT
Scrum Master for the SMS Management & Technology consulting team the on the PharmCIS/PharmBIZ project with the Department of Health (client)


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