Mark Richards

Mark Richards

Whilst coaching Australia’s first Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) implementation at Telstra, Mark was invited to join the first class to be certified as SAFe Program Consultants when the framework launched in 2012. Since then, he has both trained and consulted on the implementation of SAFe in the government, insurance, finance and education sectors. In late 2013, his contributions to the framework’s evolution and success with implementation led to him becoming the first person worldwide to be certified as a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT).

Prior to entering the world of coaching, Mark spent many years in technical delivery roles ranging from hands-on development to solution architecture. He combines deep knowledge of theory and principle with the practical insights only years of application can provide.

Whether working with senior executives or delivery team members he is both passionate and pragmatic in pursuing his mission of facilitating sustainable movement towards true business agility and a culture of collaboration.

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