Who is Evan Leybourn?
Evan pioneered the field of Agile Business Management; applying the successful concepts and practices from the Lean and Agile movements to corporate management. He keeps busy as a business leader, consultant, non-executive director, conference speaker, internationally published author and father.
Evan has a passion for building effective and productive organisations, filled with actively engaged and committed people. Only through this, can organisations flourish. His experience while holding senior leadership and board positions in both private industry and government has driven his work in business agility and he regularly speaks on these topics at local and international industry conferences.
As well as writing "Directing the Agile Organisation", Evan currently works for IBM in Singapore to help them become a leading agile organisation. As always, all thoughts, ideas and comments are his own and do not represent his clients or employer.
- "In this book, Evan Leybourn takes the concepts of "lean" and "agile" and shows how they can be used to run your entire company, not just the software development team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a number of practical case studies to show that not only CAN you run your business in an agile way, you SHOULD." - Alex Raymond (Kapta)
- "A recommended read" - SoftEd
- "Controversial topic, delivered gently and charismatically. Though raises more questions (which is good)" - Feedback from AgileEE
- "Simplified way of presenting concepts & we could relate to our work environment" - ST Ericsson
- "[Evan] is very innovative and has a great ability to get everyone involved" - Dell
- "Clear concepts of the subject, Best practices based on experiences" - UCBC
Press Kit Downloads
- High Res Headshot: Download here.
- High Res Book Cover: Download here.
- Press Release: Download here.
- Book Sample: Download here.
Interviews and Recordings
You can also find examples and recordings from Evan's conference presentations.
- SPaMCast - Interview with Evan Leybourn on #noprojects
- Business 901 - Should Projects Ever End?
- Ekipa - Interview with Evan Leybourn
- SPaMCast - Interview with Evan Leybourn
- InfoQ - Author Q/A with Evan Leybourn
- How Much Will This Cost (Agile India) via Youtube
- Selling Agile across the Enterprise (Agile India) via Youtube
- Autopsy of a Failed Agile Project or Death of a Thousand Cuts (Agile India) via Youtube
Evan keeps himself very busy with a number of non-work related projects including:
- Directing the Agile Organisation (Book) via IT Governance Publishing
- Founder and chair of the Agile Business Management Consortium - http://agilebusinessmanagement.org
- The Agile Director (Blog)
- As Enterprise Agile theme chair for the 2015 Agile India conference - http://agileindia.com
- As conference chair for the 2011 open source developers conference in Canberra, Australia - http://2011.osdc.com.au/
- Developing an open source android book cataloguing tool - https://github.com/eleybourn/Book-Catalogue - http://www.appbrain.com/app/book-catalogue/com.eleybourn.bookcatalogue
- As a contributor to a number of open source projects
You can find Evan all over the interwebs, both professionally and personally.
- Linkedin - https://sg.linkedin.com/in/evanleybourn
- Slideshare - http://www.slideshare.net/eleybourn/
- Prezi - http://prezi.com/user/eleybourn/
- @eleybourn on Twitter - https://twitter.com/eleybourn
- github - https://github.com/eleybourn
- Google - https://www.google.com/search?q=%22evan+leybourn%22
Just to name a few :-)