Australia’s foremost Scrum specialists
2001 was a most pivotal year. That’s when our founder, Kane Mar, first trained under Ken Schwaber, the co-founder of Scrum. The experience altered Kane’s product management style and gave him an exciting new direction. It set him on the road to promoting and, eventually, training and lecturing in Scrum, himself.
In 2009, he established Scrumology, and started delivering Scrum and Agile training and coaching to businesses across the Asia Pacific, transforming employees into high-performance agile development teams.
Now, nearly a decade on, we’re one of the most experienced Scrum and Agile Training firms in the Southern Hemisphere, with a client list boasting major brands including Microsoft, Oracle, Capital One Financial, Nationwide Insurance, Getty Images, Sony and Expedia.
Our values, like Scrum’s, are openness, focus, commitment and respect. When we train developers, we instruct them, mentor them and they don’t experience it as an outsider imposing and demanding change. They experience training from an ally or advisor. Because that is exactly we we aim to be.
And when we provide software consultation services, we engage, from the outset, with your goals and we find ways to solve, or work within, your constraints to deliver exactly the solution you need.
About Kane Mar
Kane Mar is Scrumology’s co-founder and principal consultant. A software developer since 1990, he’s been an agile specialist since 2001, and a professional Scrum coach and trainer since 2006.
He has studied and worked with the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber, and was one of the first people in the world to achieve the rigorous Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Trainer accreditations.
Kane is now widely regarded as one of the world’s best and most experienced exponents of Scrum. He speaks on Scrum and agile all around the world, and has trained and coached countless organisations in the use of Scrum to deliver high quality products, predictably and repeatedly.
Kane employs a particularly collaborative approach in his training and consultation. He engages closely with both teams and managers to ensure he introduces the requisite technical practices and changes in a real-world manner. One that aligns with the organisation’s culture and goals, and which can be applied long-term to any software project.
About Lachlan Heasman
Lachlan has been a software developer since 1996, an agile specialist since 2006 and a Certified Scrum Master since 2006.
He was the founder of the Sydney Scrum User Group and is a key figure in the Scrum PLoP® project – a joint effort across the Scrum community leadership to create a definitive reference for the Scrum framework. This group includes two of the founders of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Mike Beedle.
Lachlan is a Visiting Lecturer on Scrum at the University of Technology in Sydney, an advisor and speaker at the Agile Australia conference (one of the largest agile conferences in the world) and a regular speaker at other high-profile conferences, including Agile Portugal, Agile Tour Sydney, and Australian and New Zealand Solution-Focused Conference.
Lachlan is also certified in the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology’s Strength Profile tool, a strengths assessment for individuals and teams.