Leanne Howard has over 30 years’ experience as a Test Manager, Principal Test Consultant and, most recently, Global Business Agility Practice Director. 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 Optimisation (APO) process, which includes a capability survey to quickly identify areas where help will return the maximum benefits. The APO 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. She was also voted ICT Woman of the Year by her peers.