Personal Profile

Rowan BunningManaging Principal - Scrum WithStyle
Sydney, Australia

Rowan Bunning is an Australian pioneer of Scrum having become one of Australia's first ScrumMasters in 2003, Australia’s first Certified Scrum Practitioner® (CSP) in 2006 and Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) in early 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 ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches through to Certified Scrum Professional®.

With a background in software development including with eXtreme Programming, he was hired as an Agile Coach by one of Europe's foremost Agile consultancies in 2007. Since then, Rowan has guided organisations from banks to video games companies through accelerated Agile adoptions including Scrum, Kanban and Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) as well as consulting to management on Agile assessment and change leadership.

Rowan is Managing Principal at boutique Agile services provider Scrum WithStyle. As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2008, he has delivered over 500 Certified Scrum courses in Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia making him one of the most experienced Agile trainers in the Australasian region.

Rowan has:

  • Path to CSP Educator accreditation - the first in Australasia to offer the full Path to CSP for ScrumMasters,
  • Licensed Agile Fluency Facilitator accreditation - the gold standard in Agile adoption pathway charting, alignment and investment decision-making,
  • Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP) accreditation with both Bas Vodde and Craig Larman in the highly-regarded Large-Scale Scrum (de)scaling frameworks,
  • Certified Agile Leadership credential II (CAL II) accreditation,
  • Organization and Relationship Systems at Work (ORS@Work) coach accreditation,
  • a Licensed Agile Fluency Facilitator,
  • spoken about Scrum at conferences in Australia, Europe and North America since 2006, and
  • been involved with organising the Sydney Scrum User Group since its inception in 2008.

Rowan specialises in: Advanced Scrum training, LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) and Organisational Design for genuine agility.