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Staying sane through a pandemic and delivering at warp speed

Staying sane through a pandemic and delivering at warp speed | Phil Abernathy

Phil Abernathy, Paul Cameron

April 15, 2021


Phil will present the ZING story of how this startup went from a dream to a fully functional SaaS ERP solution in under a year, despite the pandemic.

The story will cover aspects of product, people, process and platform that have to come together to be able to deliver a leading-edge solution at warp speed, despite full lockdowns and 75% of the remote team getting COVID.

The Learning will be how to establish, leverage and run a hyper Agile setup in a changed, ‘fully remote’, world. What are the aspects that must be adhered to, what can and did go wrong, tips to deal with all the pitfalls and what outcomes can be expected.

About Phil Abernathy

Entrepreneur and Executive Leadership Coach

Photo of Phil AbernathyWith 31 years of business and IT experience and over 18 years of consulting and management experience with blue chip companies in Australia, Europe and the USA, Phil is a proven entrepreneur, executive leadership coach and management consultant.

Phil is considered one of the leading experts in Agile and Lean in Australia and NZ and has been instrumental in setting up the Agile Academy. He is the founder of Purple Candor and his 12 years of Agile experience firmly establishes him as an executive coach and trainer in the Agile/Lean arena, specializing in helping organizations transform to a more productive way of working.

His 14 year IT career with Shell, culminating as CIO, combined with the experience thereafter of building and running his own Professional Services company for 18 years gives Phil the unique combination of in-depth IT knowledge, business acumen (financial services, energy, telecom and new media sectors) and dynamic leadership.



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