CV


CV
OVERVIEW
Neil Killick is a world class software and business consultant, author and keynote speaker with 23+ years of relevant experience, 600+ professional skill endorsements and over 70 recommendations from past clients and colleagues (including the CEO and CTO from a recent client)

EXPERTISE
✫ Globally recognised expert Agile and Scrum influenced practitioner, coach, consultant, trainer and keynote speaker
✫ Specialises in IT delivery improvement using lean-agile thinking and approaches
✫ Successful track record in delivery of software by fostering great team practices and culture that inspire vision, commitment, motivation and dedication

EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION
✫ As an independent consultant, Neil has served many clients over the last few years including: AusNet Services, AGL, Itty Bitty Apps, Anca, Geomatic Technologies, MedAdvisor, MYOB, Mystes Oy, Olikka, Parks Victoria, REA/Flatmates, Red Hat, WISE Employment, SMS Management and Technology, System Partners, Vanguard, Type Human, World Vision Australia (pro bono), Xero and various individuals
✫ He has 23+ years software delivery experience in various permanent, contract and freelance roles, including 12+ years of extensive Agile/Lean experience operating in manager, leader, coach and developer roles in Scrum/Kanban teams and organisations:
  • Head of Engineering at Locomote
  • Lead Agile Coach and Portfolio Manager at MYOB
  • Agile Coach at Big Mobile
  • Agile Coach and Lead Business Analyst at AIA Australia
  • Product Manager at Redbubble and PlayUp
  • Project Manager at SEEK
  • Senior Consultant and Scrum Master at ESRI Australia
  • Senior Scrum Developer at EDS Group
  • Senior Developer at Intelematics and Public Image
✫ Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting with Computing from University of Kent
✫ Invited submission reviewer for Agile Australia

SPEAKING
✫ Invited keynote speaker at the CAS (Agile Spain) conference
✫ Invited speaker at the following international industry conferences:
Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit, Australian Testing Days, Oredev, Quality Software Australia, Dev Day Sri Lanka, Agile Singapore, ScanAgile (Agile Scandinavia), LAST (Lean Agile Systems Thinking) Conference, Scrum Australia, Agile Australia, 1st Conf, SIGiST (Specialist Group in Software Testing) and DDD (Developer, Developer, Developer)
✫ Speaker at the following organisations: Seek, UniSuper, Locomote, Swinburne University of Technology, Lonely Planet, MYOB, Aconex, Carsales.com.au and REA (Realestate.com.au)
✫ Organiser, presenter and panelist at Heart of Agile Community (Melbourne), Melbourne Agile and Scrum, Agile Product and Project Managers Melbourne and Agile Business Analysts Melbourne meetup groups
✫ Presenter at Test Alliance Melbourne, Limited WIP Society Melbourne and Agile Meetup Charlottesville
✫ Interviewed for InfoQ, Vasco Duarte's #NoEstimates book and various podcasts including Agile for Humans, The Agile Revolution, FEEL and Scrum Master Toolbox
✫ You can see watch and listen to many of Neil's presentations and interviews on his Presentations page

SPECIALITIES
✫ Leading, coaching, training and mentoring teams, managers and executives in effective (rapid/sustainable/incremental/high quality) software delivery
✫ Lean project/program/portfolio management
✫ Agile/Scrum/XP/Lean Startup/Kanban/Systems Thinking/Theory of Constraints
✫ Continuous learning/improvement
✫ Strategic, economic and tactical prioritisation

CERTIFICATIONS
✫ Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional/Practitioner (CSP - Only 1% of CSM's have this accreditation)
✫ Scrum.org: Professional Scrum Master (PSM I - Test score 100%)
✫ Scrum Fundamentals Certified - SCRUMStudy

VOLUNTEER WORK
✫ 2 years of mentoring high school students for the RAISE foundation
✫ Taught English to a Vietnamese migrant
✫ Created (and currently maintains) the website for his son's football (soccer) team, including tracking and updating player statistics

HOBBIES
✫ Running
✫ Kayaking with my family
✫ Playing piano
✫ Playing snooker and pool
✫ Watching movies
✫ Watching football

RECOMMENDATIONS
✫ Click here to see all of Neil's professional recommendations