Our International Ambassadors promote and represent the interests and products of the Consortium across the globe. Some of the tasks they carry out involve attending and organising events, writing articles and case studies, posting to our International blog, as well as participating in webinars.
If you have any ideas or events coming up that you think might be of interest, please contact your local ambassador using the details below.
Rachel McLinn - International & Membership Coordinator
As the main contact for International Ambassadors, I am here to support all by keeping them informed with business updates and helping spread the word of the Consortium’s message globally. I am also on hand to answer any membership enquiries, for existing or potential members.
Outside of the office, I enjoy yoga, reading and cuddling my dog…not necessarily in that order.
Dieter Strasser - Ambassador for Austria and Germany
I have been a keen supporter for AgilePM since my first contact in 2011. The whole product-family are an expression of my attitude. I´m glad to act as an International Ambassador and be a valuable part in the Ambassador group. This helps me to exchange my ideas and get new inspirations. Outside my enterprise I love sports, animals, culture and beer.
Seit ich über AgilePM gestolpert bin, agiere ich als glühender Verfechter dieser Philosophie. Die ganze Produktfamilie überzeugt mich immer wieder. Es ist schön, einen wertvollen Teil zu liefern. Austausch und Inspiration unterstützen mich laufend. Ausserhalb meiner beruflichen Tätigkeit liebe ich Sport, Tiere, Kultur und Bier.
Claudia Spagnuolo - Ambassador for Italy
Board Member of the Italian Institute of Project Management, and Chief of the Agile Project Management Committee. She worked on projects of Identity & Access Management and Governance, publishing and web projects. Author of articles on project management, leadership and agile techniques. Today she is accretited Trainer and Business Mentor.
Membro del direttivo dell’Istituto Italiano di Project Management®, dove è anche capo della commissione Agile Project Management. Ha lavorato su progetti di Identity & Access Management and Governance, progetti editoriali e web. Autrice di articoli su project management, leadership e tecniche agili. Oggi fa il Trainer e il Business Mentor.
Pete Jones - Ambassador for Switzerland
With a strong track record of delivery throughout the development lifecycle, many of which used just enough process in order to deliver reliably, I am passionate about using Agile techniques. With some success using DSDM, I have become a fan of what the Agile Business Consortium has to offer and am interested in helping others do the same.
Rui Carvalho - Ambassador for Portugal
In 2012 I did my MSc dissertation in Distributed Agile Development. Since then I've been using Agile as an IT professional in co-located, distributed, multi-cultural, e-commerce, digital media and FinTech companies. I also hold several certifications in Agile. My goal is to bring the Agile community together to share knowledge and take us beyond excellence.
Em 2012 fiz a minha dissertação de Mestrado em "Distributed Agile Development". Desde então tenho usado Agile como profissional de IT em ambientes co-localizados, distribuídos, e-commerce, media digital, e Fintech. Possuo várias certificações em Agile. O meu objectivo é unir a comunidade Agile para partilha de conhecimento e levar-nos para além da excelência.
Greg Collocott - Ambassador for Australia
Greg has worked in more than 15 countries around the world and has over 20 years experience, delivering high profile demanding programs and project in the big end of finance industry. Having also established himself as an expert in the portfolio delivery space, he is now in high demand from organisations seeking help on business agility.
Greg is a passionate speaker, coach and trainer and has coached at C-Level, Middle management and teams alike in both business and technical spaces across many of the worlds largest financial institutions. He is a restless soul constantly challenging the status quo to improve and do better. Good enough, isn’t enough anymore! Bring on your challenge, let’s make it really happen and deliver your best benefits for happy customers.
Kathy G. Berkidge - Ambassador for Australia
With 30 years of experience in IT, I deliver Agile training, coaching and consulting services to many companies and organisations in Australia. I have been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years and am passionate about seeing people, teams and organisations succeed and thrive within an environment of collaboration and harmony.
Myriam Hamed Torres - Ambassador for Spain
I started my journey in Agile as Project Manager using DSDM Agile Project Framework. I’m Vice Chair of the Agile Business Consortium and PMI UK Agile Forum promoting the benefits Agile practices across industries. As International Ambassador, I’m hoping to share the knowledge and good practices of the Consortium in my home country.
Mi viaje en Agile empezó como Project Manager usando DSDM Agile Project Framework. Soy vicepresidenta del Agile Business Consortium y PMI UK Agile Forum promoviendo los beneficios de las prácticas ágiles en todas las industrias. Como embajadora internacional espero compartir el conocimiento y las buenas prácticas del Consorcio en mi país de origen.
Anders Larsson - Ambassador for Sweden
I have around 15 years of experience as an Agile practitioner and a solution architect. Within these roles I work to bridge the business needs into viable technical solutions, an experience I like to share with the community as an ABC International Ambassador. I have been in the board of the Swedish DSDM Consortium since 2006.
Anders har ca 15 års erfarenhet som agil coach och lösningsarkitekt. I dessa roller arbetar han med att brygga verksamhetens behov till gångbara tekniska lösningar. Denna erfarenhet delar han gärna med communityn i egenskap av att vara ABC International Ambassador. Anders har suttit med i styrelsen för det svenska DSDM Konsortium sedan 2006.
Serhiy Kovela - Ambassador for Ukraine
I have been a lecturer in Project Management, Business IT, and Consultancy for almost two decades now. My diverse educational background (MSc in Electrical Engineering, PhD in Computer Science, and an MBA) is paired with practical experience in developing software and delivering projects. Together these give me a broad outlook on the project management discipline and enhance my expertise in running educational programs and research around the world. I have recently been bestowed an honour of representing the Agile Business Consortium as its Ambassador for Ukraine.
Adam Mitchell - Ambassador for UK
Having worked in IT and Software development for over 20 years, I am passionate about being agile and the success it can yield when applied correctly.
I have worked for a number of different organisations across a variety of industries including ARM, IBM, and Napp/Mundipharma, and I now lead a team of solution developers at Anglia Ruskin University.
Being agile to me is common sense, but requires commitment and buy-in from all levels - once you have that, the results speak for themselves and great things are delivered by great teams.
Jude Paterson - Ambassador for UK
An experience practitioner, I am passionate about the benefits agility can bring across the whole of a business. As an independent consultant I bring a breadth of knowledge across a wide range of agile related areas and sectors. The wider focus of Business Agility that the consortium promotes matches well with my own beliefs that empowered and motivated staff are required across all sectors of business and not just software. I am proud to support the consortium as an International Ambassador, based in Scotland supporting the whole of the UK and keen to support others learn from their experience.
Mike Griffiths - Ambassador for Canada
Mike is an enthusiastic practitioner with a long history of contributions to the agile community. He helped create DSDM in 1994 and has been using agile approaches ever since. He served on the board of the Agile Alliance and Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) and remains active in the agile community presenting at conferences and writing his blog.
Jeroen Guertsen - Ambassador for Netherlands
Successful organizations are equipped to know when and how to adopt the right amount of change. My passion is to embed in organisations this change competence, by setting up change and project processes, training people in the competencies that they need and developing leadership capabilities. I believe that Agile thinking is crucial for success!.