I am an Agile Delivery Consultant working on Agile and DevOps transformation programmes in the public and private sector. I help organisations improve the way they collaborate by using a variety of Agile and Lean principles and techniques.

I work with distributed and co-located cross-functional teams helping them become self-organising and deliver value to customers more quickly. I lead teams through the agile service delivery lifecycle Discovery – Alpha – Beta – Live phases.

I coach senior management and other stakeholders in creating better roadmaps, providing clarity and priority to the delivery teams and supporting them in becoming autonomous.

I deliver complex projects, products and services to multinational clients or all UK citizens.

As part of transformation, my mission is to transform not only the digital or IT department but the whole end-to-end organisational model including Marketing, Finance, HR, PMO etc. Therefore, my current focus is agile governance and the whole end-to-end value stream mapping.


Government

I am a former UK civil servant supporting a cross-government digital transformation programme across different government departments.

I am experienced in GDS frameworks (Service Standard, Technology Code of Practice, Service Design Principles) and central government practices including the agile service life cycle, digital services assurance model, spend control and Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) framework.

At the Government Digital Service (Cabinet Office) I focused on building the agile capability within the delivery teams I worked with.

I delivered Agile training and coaching sessions for Agile delivery community and civil servants on Agile methods: Scrum, Kanban as well as coaching models including solution-focused coaching, neurolinguistic programming and clean language technique to drive team health and productivity. I also mentored Associate Delivery Managers in agile ways of working including my line reports.


Sectors

Sector experience includes online media, publishing, finance, healthcare, automotive, retail, travel, government, tech.

Brands


Community of Practice

I create Agile Community of Practice at the workplace to gather people with the same passion who can share their experiences, learn new skills and develop their subject matter expertise.

Outside of my workplace, I co-organise regular Agile events within the DPML meet-up group whose aim is to share information and knowledge focused on being and doing Agile from the delivery and project management perspective.

I am a proud supporter of the Agnostic Agile movement which states ‘one size does not fit all’ and there is no one Agile framework fitting all organisations or teams but it depends on the context and a wider organisation’s strategy. Therefore, I always adapt and tailor agility to the company I work for and the teams.

Conferences

I am a regular speaker at Agile and DevOps conferences and meet-ups. When I don’t speak, I help organise them, facilitate or chair.

My latest speaking engagements include:

Speaker at Agile Business Conference, London, 26th – 27th September 2018
https://www.agileconference.org/speaker/iwona-winiarska-2/

Speaker at The National DevOps Conference, London, 16th – 17th October 2018
http://devopsevent.com/iwona-winiarska/

Speaker at Agile meet-up. Introduction to Liberating Structures, London, 1st October 2018. Code Node/Skills Matter: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11519-dpm

Speaker at Agile & DevOps Showcase North, Manchester, 11th April 2019
http://conference.unicom.co.uk/showcases/2019/manchester/agile-devops/

Speaker at Finding X – ‘Is your organisation Agile-ready?
How to apply principles of Agile in complex environments?’
https://findingx.com/events/is-your-organisation-agile-ready

Speaker at The DevOps Summit, London 11th April 2019
This event is co-located with Agile Transition and Transformations and Testing Summit.
https://conference.unicom.co.uk/devops-summit/2019/april/london/

Speaker at The National DevOps Conference, London, 18th -19th June 2019
http://www.devopsonline.co.uk/national-devops-conference/speakers/iwona-winiarska/

Facilitator at Agile Business Conference, September 2019:
https://www.agileconference.org/speaker/iwona-winiarska/

Facilitator at Agile Tour London, October 2019
http://2019.agiletourlondon.co.uk/


Agile Training & Certifications

I am an Agile Alliance certified Scrum Master and Kanban Management Professional (KMP1 and KMP2).

Other Agile training courses:
Lean Foundations
Enterprise Agile: Growing Scrum
Project Management Foundations: Change
Cert Prep: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)


Teams

I’m an Agile evangelist with an extensive track record of leading up to 3 agile teams through a variety of maturities.

I’ve worked with the delivery teams across multiple time zones and cultures including roles: Client Engagement Managers, Product Design (UX/UI), Digital and Interaction Designers, Business Analysts, User Researchers, Content Designers, Service Designers, Front-end and Back-end Developers, QA and DevOps engineers.

When working on transformation programmes, I work with senior business owners, senior civil servants and C-suite.


Areas of business interests

Agile Transformation
DevOps Transformation
Digital
Technology
Machine Learning / AI
Public speaking

Other learning:

I also attend agile conferences, meet-ups and workshops in London which include:

Growth Mindset: Think Your Way To Success with Chris Davies
Staying Curious with Clean Language with Damian Crawford
Got The Perfect Agile Model?
Here’s What You Should Know About Agnostic Agile with Sam Zawadi
Driving Digital Change & Progressive Web Apps with Adobe, Enonic and Next Step
Moving Towards Teal with Ash Sheikh
Agile: The entrepreneur’s perspective With Dan Rogers
Agile PMO:
The PMO has the power to support your organisation’s­ revolution with Dean Latchana
Business Agility: Stay Relevant with Arie van Bennekum, Melanie Franklin, Kelly Waters
Agile Leadership with Chris Davies
The Art of Transformation with Richard Atherton
The Lean ToolKit: Practical Practices for Continuous Improvement with Jon Terry
Will scaling work for you? A gentle introduction to SAFe with Mark Jeckells
How to achieve success with Lean-Agile in Transformation with Aimia
All About Agile with Kelly Waters
AgileExpo – The Agile Enterprise with Unicom
SAFe City Simulation
Understanding Principles of Product Development Flow with Mark Jeckells
Agile Estimating & Planning Workshop With Kelly Waters and Zane Gambasin
Adopting Agile as a Cultural Change with Melanie Franklin
Scientific thinking (KATA) for agile teams with Andrea Darabos
Introduction to Cynefin – with Liz Keogh
Cultivating a feedback culture in your organization – Carlo & Manuele (ASOS)
Scrum Event & Dave Snowden present – Pre-Scrum techniques and the state of Agile
John Mcfayden (CEC) Understanding options: Enterprise Scrum a language of Choice
Eben Halford: 5 Rules for Unlocking Team Potential