I am currently a professional trainer and consultant specialising in Agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements and methodologies for Software Education Associates in Australia and New Zealand.
Over the last 30+ years I have successfully led and managed developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts; producing standards and templates and implementing key performance measures to motivate and deliver results that align with overall business objectives.
I have assisted a number of companies in producing methodologies and implementing processes to improve their end to end software development capabilities, from initial scoping and business case through to final user acceptance testing. This included defining workflows, training and mentoring technical teams across the entire product development lifecycle. I am a strong advocate of Agile methods - They Work!
I have a Master in Information Management degree (case study in the implementation of Agile methodology for a global software house), am one of the first CBAP™ (Certified Business Analysis Professional) qualified professionals in the world and am Certified in software testing (International Software Testing Qualifications Board). I am accredited as a Qualified Business Analysis Practitioner by the Australian Business Analysis Association. I hold CSM, CSPO and ICP (2012) certifications.
I am a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a trained personal development coach.
I am a Board member of the Agile Alliance and a signatory to the Agile Manifesto. I am a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis.
OO Training and Consultant, Steve Ash, cut his IT development teeth with Agile processes long before the term agile was popularized. Tasked with producing software to very tight deadlines he employed the early RAD approach in an object-oriented environment before embracing all thatDSDM has to offer in IT and non-IT projects.Steve is the technical director for the Consortium and is a Certified DSDM Practitioner, Trainer and Examiner.He is also an OMG member, an MDA Qualified Service Provider, a Certified UML Professional. Steve continues to work with the exponents of Scrum, Crystal and eXtreme Programming to modify and add to the use of DSDM.
23 years experience in IT and financial services in many locations across the globe.
Specialties: Mentoring, BA Planning, Use Case modelling, UML, Workshop facilitation
Trained in applying Lean Startup with particular focus on using the Business Model Canvas
Establishing a professional development business by facilitating the sharing of expertise and experience of the business analyst community and other professional communities.
BA from Melbourne with 5 years experience. 6 months into his first Agile project and loving it. Passionate about agile, community innovation (through Random Hacks of Kindness) and hardware hacking the Internet of Things.
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Jody Bullen has extensive experience delivering successful complex business and software projects in various industries both in NZ and the UK. As the founder, Jody is a key driving force behind Yonix. He was awarded Computerworld New Zealand Business Analyst of the Year in 2009. Jody is an active member and thought leader within the Business Analyst community, and has presented in New Zealand and internationally.