Currently, an agile practice lead, participated in his first standup in 2005 and facilitated his first retrospective in 2007. Previously a software developer, team leader, scrum master and agile consultant. He took his first Agile Coaching position in 2013 and failed miserably. From that moment he has been exploring the craft of agile coaching and leadership.
Jakub has worked in a startup where agility and change were harnessed every day and in big corporations where people were afraid to mention their ideas. He learned that only through collaboration, openness and trust one can build a successful environment for change, grow and innovation. Jakub gained a PhD degree from his research on bringing agility and automation to requirements analysis. He continues his research as a Research Product Owner at the Business Agility Institute.
Jakub is one of many co-leaders and co-facilitators of Auckland Agile Coaching where coaches have space to hone their craft, build new skills and get support. He also designed a number of agile trainings, including ICAgile Agile Coaching, Agile Fundamentals and Agile Team Facilitator. He hosted and facilitated Agile Coach Camps, Product Tank Unconference and Global Code Retreats, with next events already being planned.
Jakub has spoken at a number of conferences including Agile on the Beach NZ 2019, Agile NZ 2017, GeeCon 2014, EmpiRE 2012, BIS 2007 and has been accepted to speak at Agile India 2020 and Agile 2020 in Orlando.
Jakub’s full LinkedIn profile can be found here.
Jakub is the designer of and a trainer in the Agile Coaching Lab program.
“Change is inevitable, so stop fighting and start embracing.”
Reena is a Scrum Master, aspiring to become an Agile Coach, She lives and breathes the Agile way. Reena started her journey a few years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
In a past life, she was an analyst, a financial planner, an operations guru, and then, she stumbled across this thing called Agile and her world changed. With a natural interest in behaviour and what makes humans tick, it was the perfect match. She was suddenly excited to get out of bed. She began researching everything Agile – she even started a Kanban board at home! So far in her journey, she’s met some truly amazing people, including Jakub, and she’s always excited to see what adventures lie ahead.
Reena loves what she does. Seeing the impacts of her efforts come to life in the people and the team dynamics is incredibly rewarding. Her purpose is to create space for people to think, connect, collaborate so they can put their best selves forward to do great things. She believes Monday mornings should be a day to look forward to and her mission is to make that a reality for as many people as she can.
When she’s not adding to her Agile Toolbox, you’ll find her nestled behind a book, at the gym, playing board games with friends and family or on occasion watching good old reruns of Friends.
Reena plays a crucial role in running our Agile Coaching Lab Collective.