James Espie

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Having watched Agile evolve from a technology process to a business philosophy, it’s immensely satisfying to leverage the deep expertise in the ADAPTOVATE team to deliver business value through agile tooling.


James leads ADAPTOVATE’s Scaled Agile tooling business, building efficiency into scaled agile ways of working by implementing Atlassian’s global market leading enterprise Agile at Scale software. He is passionate about delivering commercial value through technology solutions. He has built new technology products in enterprise and startup environments over 20 years in the telecommunications, technology and finance industries, and consulted to startups and incubator programs to guide development of new business models.

James’s experience includes:

Developed new products in telecommunications businesses in data, mobile applications and web hosting

Built greenfields digital products in ecommerce and mobile apps

Developed product portfolio roadmaps to deliver commercial results of an ASX-listed wholesale
telecommunications and technology business

Managed enterprise technology vendors to deliver new third party digital distribution platform to mass market technology customers

Guided start-ups through accelerator programs to secure enterprise commercial engagements and investment

Key facts:

  • Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and Fuqua
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) from Scrum.org
  • Certified SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC)

Expert areas:

  • Atlassian Partner
  • Australia
  • Product Design and Management
Adaptovate - Business Agility specialists