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E33: Agile - Agile Dog Search and Rescue: An Unconventional Example - Darren Yeates (Agile Coach)

E33: Agile - Agile Dog Search and Rescue: An Unconventional Example - Darren Yeates (Agile Coach)

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⚡️ Agile Dog Search and Rescue: An Unconventional Example

Search and rescue missions have long been a challenge for first responders and volunteers alike. But what if there was a way to make them more efficient and effective? Enter Darren Yeates, an Agile Coach who has developed a new approach to search and rescue, using agile principles – and no technology. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how Darren has applied agile principles to a non-tech example of search and rescue, and how it can be used to improve the speed and accuracy of the process.

Darren Yeates (Agile Coach)

Darren is a highly experienced Enterprise transformation professional and engineering manager. He has delivered Agile organisational change in organisations such as NatWest, BAE Systems, McLaren and Thales over the past 20 years. Darren has extensive experience of building organisations, delivery teams, and environments where continuous improvement of the development and delivery process is the focus and where everyones common goal is to sustainably deliver outstanding outcomes. Leading via coaching and mentoring, he is passionate about communication, group dynamics and coaching, and is not afraid to raise issues or drive change to remove impediments from delivery teams and continuously improve organisational behaviour. He is currently Director of Software Engineering at SITA, focussing at the moment on engineering practices, cloud migration, portability and organisational culture. With a passion for technology, Darren is still a software engineer at heart. This brings great benefit when working with delivery teams – he knows what they are going through as he has been there and done that. Darren keeps technical by developing iOS and Android apps. Javascript and React Native are his current tools. He is a Chartered IT Professional with the British Computer Society, a certified Enterprise transformation and team Agile coach, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Scrum Master (CSM), Product Owner (CPO) a member of the Scrum Alliance and is currently seeking expert status with ICAgile for Enterprise Agile Coaching. Darren is a nationally qualified Search Dog Handler for Lowland Rescue and together with his dog Millie, assist the emergency services to locate missing and vulnerable people. They are on call 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Superpowers School
Superpowers School - Human skills to thrive in the age of AI
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