Averil is a motivated and enthusiastic Principal Agile Consultant with over 17 years’ experience in the software development industry. She has in depth knowledge of all areas of the software delivery lifecycle, having coached agile teams, teams of teams, portfolio and executive groups. Her background before joining IJI, was primarily focussed on regulatory practices and compliance within the UK Healthcare technology and Pharmaceutical industries. She has facilitated the adoption of agile frameworks, (most recently focussed on SAFe) and agile best practices across multiple businesses at team, team of teams and value stream level.
Promoting effective delivery of complex product integrations, through alignment of portfolio strategy, value streams and programs. A former Trainer, Development Team Leader and Release Train Engineer, she has also leveraged lean-agile practices, to support ISO business certification. A champion for “built in quality”, she refines business processes and systems around agile to generate value, consistency and predictability. Hands on design, development and implementation of large scale ITSM systems through the Atlassian toolset (amongst others) across the SDLC to manage product delivery, release, contracts and business risk.
I am a Management Consultant at one of the Big 4 with a specific focus in operations consulting. The reason for attending the Leading SAFe Agile course was due to more and more of our clients adopting Agile principles in their ways of work. Although the course is focussed around the foundations of Agile in the IT / Tech, product development space. I found the 3 day course really interesting and applicable in my line of work.
Averil Stewart was a fantastic facilitator who has a deep technical knowledge of SAFe Agile, throughout the sessions she kept the energy up and flexed the course to fit the needs of her attendees. I would highly recommend the course to anyone wanting to better their understanding of SAFe Agile, if you can also request Averil as your facilitator - you won’t be disappointed.PWC Senior Manager- Operational Excellence. South Africa
I want to thank Averil for the Leading SAFe course. I enjoyed every minute of being on the course, a new level of teaching and training for future SAFe professionals. And I’m ready for the exam after training!
Averil, thank you very much!Senior Development Lead- Budapest