As the General Manager responsible for the launch of the EDW Release Train, I was invited to speak at conferences across Australia and the United States. I got to share our story and inspire others to take the next step in their agile journey. During my travels I met so many of my agile heroes, I felt like I was leading a truly charmed existence. Finding agile and the agile community has changed the course of my career.
So after almost ten years at Telstra, over three years of agile and two years of SAFe, I said goodbye to my beloved EDW Release Train. On my last day my fabulous team blew me away with their heartfelt goodbye. It was Unity Day with a farewell to Em and +Wayne twist. Things started out in their usual way with “shout outs” and a ridiculous game called Torpedo, the point of which was to “have fun”.