Rowan Bunning


Rowan Bunning is an Australian pioneer of the world’s most widely used Agile framework: Scrum. Rowan learned the disciplines of eXtreme Programming (XP) from a technical coach in 2001 and became one of Australia’s first ScrumMasters in 2003, when he lead an organisation-wide Scrum+XP adoption.

Rowan is one of Australia’s first Agile Coaches, having been hired as such by one of Europe’s foremost Agile consultancies in 2007, subsequently finding himself more effective as a ScrumMaster.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2008, Rowan has delivered over 400 Scrum training courses in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Malaysia, the USA and the U.K.; making him one of the most experienced Agile trainers in the Australasian region.

As an Agile Coach in Europe and Australia, Rowan has a track record of facilitating accelerated Agile adoptions including team building, ScrumMaster mentoring, management consulting and cultural change.

Rowan has coached organisations, ranging from start-ups to global brand-name enterprises, across: the real estate, media, food, building security, data security, collection management, content management and video gaming industries as well as the state and federal public sector.

Rowan has worked in developer, ScrumMaster and Product Owner roles with genuinely high-performing teams in both project and long lived product development environments. He is particularly interested in organisational design for customer-centric agility, learning organisations, scaling – particularly with Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), innovation, high performing teams and organisational culture.

Rowan is an old-hand at the Scrum conferences, having presented a number of times and jointly hosting the Open Space mornings since 2013.

Rowan will be presenting: Leaders of Tomorrow Looking beyond todays misperception of the ScrumMaster role