Rowan Bunning


Rowan Bunning has a technical background in software development, including both project and ongoing product development. He began his Agile journey in 2001 through eXtreme Programming (XP). He is a pioneer of Scrum in Australia having become the country’s first Scrum Master in 2003, Australia’s first Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) in 2006. He was hired by the U.K.’s most prominent Agile consultancy in 2007 as an Agile Coach and became a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) in early 2008.

Rowan is one of the most experienced Agile trainers in the region. This includes leading over 400 Scrum certification training courses in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the USA since 2008. In 2019 he became the first Path to CSP® Educator in Australia to be accredited to offer the full suite of professional development offerings for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches through to Certified Scrum Professional®.

Rowan has been engaged as an Agile Coach by many of Australia’s best-known brands in industries, including: financial services, media, health insurance, federal and state government, retail, manufacturing, building security and video gaming. Rowan is currently most interested in being of service to Scrum Masters and guiding senior leaders on organisational design and frameworks in order to achieve genuine agility.

Rowan is an old-hand at the Scrum conferences.  He was one of the original founders of Scrum Australia, has presented a number of times, and has jointly hosted the conferences’ Open Space mornings since 2013.

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

Rowan also presented Beyond project admin and maximising velocity – what a real Scrum Master does in our Lightning Talk Session 4 on 28 July, 2021