Australian Made Products

September 3, 2015

The family and I are in Naracoorte at present. It is a town of 7,000 in the south-east region of South Australia. This post has nothing to do with agility, scaling, or software businesses. Just plain old Australian ingenuity and creating businesses that last.

I’m really impressed by the local businesses and some of the Australian made products they are selling. Here are a few that we’ve bought:

  • Casaveen Knitware Australia – pure Australian merino wool knitwear. Nice.
  • Minijumbuk – wool bedding products. Superb.
  • R.M. Williams – footwear and apparel for men and women. Done.
  • Baum Cycles – fine bicycles in titanium and steel. Hand tailored to your specification.
  • Rodriquez – quality range of tea towels and aprons in Australia since 1952.

What have I missed? What Aussie made brands do you like? Tweet me.


Program Manager as COO

I liked this post – captures well what a Technical Program Manager is often asked to own.

Program Manager as COO by Ashwin Rajendra

In October 2014 I was fortunate enough to speak at Scrum Australia. My talk focused on how people are key to building high performance teams.


In addition to the talk I participated in a panel with Henrik Kniberg where we discussed approaches to scaling Scrum at Twitter and Spotify.



Scrum Australia is a great conference. Put it on your list for 2015.