Geelong Quality Council


The Geelong Quality Council’s vision is to contribute to the development of a prosperous Geelong community as a not for profit resource that supports individuals and organisations to achieve operational excellence.

We conduct monthly events including site visits, seminars and workshops focusing on sharing methods and tools that assist in achieving operational excellence. If you would like to be notified about our events, please submit your details on the Contact page.


Lean vs Agile: The Big Debate

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lean Thinking and Agile principles are used regularly in business. When used effectively within the right environment, there can be great outcomes.
  • Ever wondered which approach to use and when?
  • Get confused about the jargon and want to understand more?
  • Struggling to integrate Lean and Agile?
  • Want to know where to start or just get some new ideas?
Join us to debunk the myths as we hear from experts and practitioners in both fields.
Increase your understanding of both approaches and get your questions answered!


  • Chris O'Connor, Govdifferently, is a digital transformation innovation and design expert, working for faster, better more efficient government. He's passionate about using technology to accelerate and augment government services.
  • Simone Sunderland, Senior Business Analyst at Deakin University supports the implementation of strategic initiatives and business process change. She has applied her Lean Six Sigma skills in the Disability, Aged Care, Health and Higher Education sectors.
  • Alistair Miller, Manager, Health and Local Laws Manger, CoGG started his Lean journey with Qantas in 2004. He implemented Lean Six Sigma systems at a national level before moving to local government and subsequently set up the Business Improvement function at CoGG.
  • Linda Carr, Project and Change Manager, is a Six Sigma master black belt and Lean specialist with vast experience across multiple sectors. As project manager she works with both traditional and Agile methodologies to help organisations achieve their goals.
  • Rob Mosely, Agile Project Manager and Coach, NDIA is Agile certified with extensive experience across many business and ITC disciplines. He is currently Scrum Master for a program of work using Human centred design practices to redesign customer facing processes.
Debate moderated by
Jenny Perks, Business Improvement Specialist, 4P Consulting.

Event Details

When:  Thursday 20th August
Where: Zoom - link will be sent on registration
Time:    2.00pm - 3.00pm
Cost:    FREE

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