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Rational expert: Tony Grout

Rational expert: Tony Grout

- Coaches executives and teams inside and outside IBM on agile/lean adoption

- Sits on the IBM Agile Leadership Team within IBM

- Lead agile teams in complex distributed software and systems environments

- Reported to a Chief Financial Officer and understands demonstrate quantifiable value

 

Tony's keys areas of expertise include: agile development, agile outsourcing, agile metrics, disciplined agile, agile at scale, agile leadership

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Biography

Tony Grout, is part of a small hand-picked team within IBM that helps IBM clients solve wickedly hard software and systems development challenges around areas such as scale, complexity, quality and innovation.

Tony's experience comes from the trenches. He spends his time on:

Prior to joining IBM, Tony was fortunate enough to have worked in most roles in IT including programmer, architect, project, program and product manager to general manager of software organizations. He's worked across industries, delivering systems from banking, EPOS, ERP systems, jet fighters, product development to drug regime modeling and trading systems. His focus has always been to deliver measurable value to the organization, their customers and the individuals on his team.

He has successfully lead the implementation of object oriented and SOA based development using disciplined agile in to his own and many other organizations. He also worked on the team that built an implementation of iterative development mapping to the PRINCE2 project management approach.

Tony has delivered numerous keynotes, presentations and podcasts around outsourcing, software architecture, implementing effective software processes, agility at scale, software metrics, project management and how to rescue failing projects.

Tony's keys areas of expertise include: agile development, agile outsourcing, agile metrics, disciplined agile, agile at scale, agile leadership

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