who we are
the history of agile attitude dates back to London around 2008, when michi tyson, founder and chief idea generator, was first introduced to scrum – and it’s fair to say it was not a “match made in heaven”! coming from a “traditional” project management background, having worked in a number of different environments from managing EU-funded workplace integration programmes to implementing “virtual assistant” technology, and being an avid believer in waterfall methodologies, iterative and incremental delivery and Scrum-style backlog management came as somewhat of a culture shock to michi!
fast-forward to 2015, and michi is not only a true agile convert and Australia’s first ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching but has also learned that in order to “get agile”, you have to “experience agile”. this is why, at agile attitude, we use experiential techniques for our training, facilitation, coaching and teambuilding sessions and offer a modularised approach to agile learning to keep your agile journey iterative, incremental and FUN!
hang on – how did you get there?!
after having gotten over her initial “agile shock”, michi decided to make the best out of a bad situation and embark on her own agile journey – and turn her career upside down in the process! having previously focused on project and program management, michi quickly identified her passion (and maybe a small amount of talent) for training and coaching individuals and teams, leading her to work as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach at one of the largest telecommunications providers in the world before uprooting her life to come to Australia and settle on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
following “the big move”, michi earned her “classroom chops” working for one of Australiasia’s most reputable training organisations before a desire to spend more time with her loving, dedicated (and very ginger) husband and array of animals caused her to ritually burn her suitcase and hang up the black business suit in exchange for flip-flops (or thongs if you prefer :)) and an agile career on the Sunny Coast.
by now michi had been able to make her mark on the agile community, becoming Australia’s first ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching, publishing on InfoQ and working with a number of Aussie institutions including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Suncorp and BankWest.
with a keen interest in the areas of judgement and decision-making, michi has developed a genuine desire to help organisations break away from old-fashioned notions of “command and control” management to increase the effectiveness of their individuals, teams and departments by drawing on the concepts of servant leadership, empowerment, frequent feedback and continuous improvement.
onwards and upwards!
this ongoing journey away from “corporate BS”, office politics and sweatshop-like working conditions has lead michi to found agile attitude, a better way to do business.
As “chief idea generator”, michi is responsible not only for all things content, from course content creation to website updates, but also for how we conduct business. michi leads agile attitude by demonstrating her personal values of:
daily and helping others find their own professional purpose and personal values.