In this episode of AgileNEXT, Jacob Creech joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about agile and scaling. Some topics include:

  • Scaling Agile
  • The Agile Community
  • Lean Startup
  • The Market for Agile overseas
  • AgileNEXT



From Jacob:

I have a variety of experience working in a range of different industries in New Zealand, China and across Asia, in a wide number of roles including as CEO, Service Lead, Agile Coach, Trainer, Scrum Master and Product Owner.

I am the Agile National Service Owner at Assurity NZ – helping businesses and teams introducing Agile. I provide support through Agile/Scrum transformations with Agile/Scrum coaching and training services. My speciality is large scale Agile implementations in large enterprises. I am very passionate about Agile and helping both businesses and teams get the most out of Agile processes.

I especially enjoy making happier teams, happier workplaces, and more productive environments, and helping teams and individuals reach their potential.

I believe Agile culture is the driving force behind successful Agile implementations. I think we have to live the Agile values that we espouse as coaches, and practice Agile values in all aspects of my life. I know that supporting people is key to producing better outcomes for businesses. I also believe in taking a lean approach to business management and making sure we can deliver more value sooner.

I’ve passionate about communities and I’m active in both New Zealand and China. In Shanghai I’ve set up a popular Agile/Lean Startup User Group which helps all members of the local Agile/Lean Startup community to increase their skills and develop their networks. In my spare time I also run the Shanghai Photography Meetup group.

I’m a Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) + CSM and CSPO, and a Professional Scrum Master (PSM) with a passion for helping projects succeed and delivering higher quality software sooner.

If you’d like to know more about me, or you’d like to learn more about Agile, feel free to get in touch – I’m always happy to share and learn, and I’d love to connect.