Rick Austin

Principal Consultant

Rick Austin
With over 20 years of software development experience, Rick comes to LeadingAgile as an expert in the financial services industry. Rick has worked for such companies as Antinori Software, Integrated Benefit Systems, Fiserv, and Turner Broadcasting. He has experience in applying agile to small teams, large distributed teams, and organizational change management. Rick’s self-proclaimed passion is “helping teams excel by improving the craft of software development by leveraging an agile approach with a healthy dose of technical practices.” He believes that the next frontier for Agile is moving it from small teams, up through the enterprise, all the way in to business strategy. Rick’s experience in large financial services enterprise makes him the ideal candidate to help these companies transform their delivery capabilities to better meet their customer and market needs.

Recent Posts from Rick

What Do You Mean The Ship Is Sinking?

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How do you know if you are making improvements where they can have the most impact? Can you be sure the improvements being made will provide the benefits expected or […]

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Can You Hear It?

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A few nights ago we were watching The Voice. Every few minutes and seconds both audio and video would pause. The inability to hear feedback from the coaches or understand […]

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Outcomes Over Being Busy

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How often have you asked friends or co-workers how they where doing and they respond that they have way too much on their plate and feel like they are constantly […]

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Definition of Ready

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In an agile transformation, one of the first things we work towards is to create an ability to deliver in a predictable manner. As described in our compass and our […]

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The Power of Focus

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It is fascinating to me how much work in progress most organizations have, how little they are able to accomplish, and the levels of stress that exists in these organizations. […]

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