Shane Hastie
Director of Agile Learning Programs, ICAgile, New Zealand

Shane Hastie joined ICAgile in 2017 as the Director of Agile Learning Programs. He has oversight in the strategic direction and expansion of ICAgile’s learning programs, including maintaining and extending ICAgile’s learning objectives, providing thought leadership and collaborating with industry experts, and supporting the larger ICAgile community, which includes more than 100 Member Organizations and over 65,000 ICAgile certification holders.

Over the last 30+ years Shane has been a practitioner and leader of developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts, helping teams to deliver results that align with overall business objectives. He spent 15 years as a professional trainer and consultant specialising in Agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements, testing and methodologies for SoftEd in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

“I firmly believe that humanistic way of working and the agile mindset are desperately needed in organisations all around the globe today.  Taking agile values and principles beyond software is important and making sure they are properly embedded is absolutely crucial for success – we’re in an industry that touches every aspect of people’s lives and massively influences society as a whole and I want to be a part of making sure that industry is both ethical and sustainable.”




ICAgile is a leading global Agile certification and accreditation body that helps organizations design learning experiences that cultivate an agile mindset and enable sustainable organizational agility. ICAgile’s primary focus is providing a learning journey for individuals on the path to Agile mastery through an array of competency-based expert certifications based on the ICAgile Learning Roadmap. The ICAgile Learning Roadmap has been developed by over 50 worldwide experts and practitioners and contains over 400 learning objectives across various Agile disciplines.

Training providers, corporations, academic institutes and government entities can offer 16 different knowledge-based Agile certifications after successfully accrediting their learning experiences, regardless of which methodology or framework they are using or teaching. Learn more at icagile.com

Shane will explain the background to the formation of ICAgile, the approach to building Learning Outcomes, the values of the organisation, how the ICAgile Certification Roadmap came about and why it is applicable to organisations and individuals, and show where the organisation fits in the ecosystem of agility and where it is heading.




In this interactive session Shane discuss his experience working in a distributed, virtual organization which is founded on an Agile Mindset. The challenges of maintaining agility when remote, the ways the ICAgile team have consciously designed their team and organization culture and provide actionable advice based on real experience on how to maintain collaboration, teamwork and live the agile values in a remote only organization.

ICAgile is a global, virtual organisation working with partners across over 100 countries spanning almost every timezone. There is no single corporate office and the ICAgile team is spread across seven locations in three countries. We have managed to build a strong collaborative culture and a truly safe working environment focused on outcomes rather than activities, holding each other to account and being really effective and productive while having a joyful workplace.

Participants will

  • Know the difference between the types of distributed and remote teams and the challenges these teams face around collaboration
  • See how one organisation overcame these challenges and created a truly collaborative, agile culture despite being completely remote
  • Have a list of tools which can be used to support remote collaboration and know how they have contributed
  • Have some additional resources to explore in their own context
  • Have some fun while learning
  • micro-Workshop (AMC track only)


    Collaborative organisational culture doesn’t just happen, it needs conscious and deliberate design and careful nurturing. In this workshop participants will explore what a collaborative organisation culture is, why it matters and how to deliberately design culture.

    Culture is „the way we do things here“ rather than anything written or prescribed, so understanding how leadership attitudes and behaviors influence and create organisation culture is vitally important to successfully establishing an environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, are engaged and positively contribute to the organisation’s success.

    This session is presented as series of facilitated conversations drawing out the key aspects of organisation culture and showing how it is influenced by a wide variety of factors including structure, geography, promotion policies and practices, the conversations leaders have, what gets rewarded, ignored or punished, relationships and friendships and a wide variety of other factors.

    By the end of the session the participants will be able to identify areas they wish to address in their own organisations and will have some resources to help them in their culture design.

    Shane Hastie


    Introducing the International Consortium for Agile 1.18MB

    Being Agile in a Remote Team 2.55MB

    micro-Workshop (AMC track only):
    Deliberately Designing Culture for Collaboration

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