Leon Maritz

About Me

I moved to New Zealand from South Africa for a different life in the Pacific and found part of that new life in agile software development. For the first time in a long while software development made sense again, focusing on the customers and their needs.

With this new found mindset I became a certified scrum master and certified scrum professional.

But after a few years you realize the importance of giving back to the community, that is when I volunteered to help as a co-organizer, and a co-treasurer of the Christchurch Agile Professional Network.

As things usually go, you then find yourself to be the Organizer a few years later, and due to my involvement with the APN, I was asked to be a Board member of Agile Alliance New Zealand, an honor I immediately accepted.

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network

The Christchurch Agile Professionals Network (APN) is open to all with an interest in Agile Practices and Lean Software Development in the Christchurch area. Meetings generally involve a guest speaker, with time for drinks and chips before and after. There is are no prerequisites for membership, and membership is currently free thanks to our sponsors.

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network

As a speaker

I have spoken at:

Toastmasters International really helped me with public speaking.

As a Scrum Master / Scrum Coach

With years of practical experience getting teams to adopt a more agile mindset I can help you in your struggles with making the transition.