Leanne Howard has over 20 years’ experience as a Test Manager, Principal Test Consultant and, most recently, Agile Practices Consultant. In her consultancy role (and as the author and chief examiner of a number of agile and testing courses, and exams) Leanne has gained a unique insight into the issues and frustrations that beset teams and individuals implementing or seeking to uplift agile processes. In consequence, she created Planit’s Agile Process Improvement (API) process, which includes a capability survey to quickly identify areas where help will return the maximum benefits. The API process, in conjunction with Planit's collaboration model (detailing processes, practices and tips for success), is in current use to increase agile capabilities in both Planit staff and Planit client agile teams.
Leanne is a keen member of the larger IT community through meetup groups, ACS SIGs and writing articles to share her insights into her craft.