So Who Is Steve?

Hi there.  I’m an experienced software professional with over 20 years experience working with large corporates, governments and start-ups.  Actually, I have been saying that for a while now so it’s more like 25 years (with 13 using Agile (Scrum)!  I’m the creator of EbD (Emotion Based Design… a tool to create products and services your customers will love) and Nimble (EbD+Lean+Agile for High Performing Teams, basically Agile on steroids).

I’m currently heading up a Customer Digital Transformation in government.  Actually Gartner recently wrote a white paper on this project and called it Exemplary – Im very proud of that paper.  Deloitte have also just published a whitepaper on this project and raved about the results and the agile methods.

LinkedIn recently ranked me #10 in the top 25 Agile Evangelists worldwide, I’m pretty happy with that but I’m aiming for #1! (screenshots)

I fell in love with software development when I was a kid, and now I spend my life improving lives through the use of amazing digital, online, web and mobile development.

There is no better feeling than taking a clients idea, cranking it through a well oiled team, and turning it into a solution that puts a huge smile on right across their face.

I started life as a developer, moved into solution design, had a stint in infrastructure then moved onto managing teams as I saw that was where I could make the greatest difference.  I am also a qualified Scrum Master with the Scrum Alliance.

Now… I have a twist.  Unlike most project managers from a structured Prince 2 background I have a belief that, until Agile gained popularity was seen as quite confrontational.  You see, I believe that you can’t manage people.  This still raises a lot of eye brows in the PM community, well… in the management community in general.

My core leadership principle is that you manage tasks and inspire people to deliver those tasks.

Why the logo?  Well, it started as a dare over a few beers one evening and it has sort of stuck as a joke since then!

Here’s some of the companies and brands I have worked with in Melbourne, London & New York.

Steve Randall Agile Leadership
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