Rob England B.Sc., CITP is an independent management consultant, trainer, and commentator based in Wellington, New Zealand. He usually works with his partner, Dr Cherry Vu. Together as a team, they brand themselves as Teal Unicorn, transforming organisations to New Ways Of Working And Managing.
Rob is an internationally-recognised thought leader in DevOps and IT Service Management (ITSM) and a published author of seven books and many articles. He is best known for his controversial blog and alter-ego, the IT Skeptic. He speaks regularly at international conferences.
Since founding in 2005, the motto of his company, Two Hills, has been "Sensible Business Practices".
Talks at YOW!
Agility breaks out in a Vietnamese clothing manufacturer - Business Agility Australia 2019
In six months of 2018, Dr Vu catalysed a work and management advancement (we avoid "transformation") in a Vietnamese garment corporation, visiting periodically and supporting from afar (New Zealand). Rob carried the bags and made the projector work.
We will share the results so far, what worked, what didn't, and how we worked to effect change. They took out bureaucracy, empowered workers, changed flows, and rethought how they improve. Changes happened in corporate head office and individual factories, from CEO to warehouse. We left an engine behind to drive change, and we hope to go back to energise it again.
We are excited by what agility is possible in an unlikely setting, and we hope you are too.