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5 Questions with Kiandra: Tony Langley

Kiandra actively recruits and retains the best IT brains available. Our people are recognised industry leaders, authors, teachers and evangelists with great stories to tell. In the coming weeks we’ll be quizzing some of our team with 5 questions to find out what makes them tick. Up first is our Software Delivery Manager, Tony Langley.

We can’t say for certain, but we are pretty sure that Tony is the only Agilist who spends his down time knee-deep in wires and solder flux, building lasers from scratch. But we’re not complaining – this made him incredibly handy at our recent Nodebots hackathon. When not at the helm of his 32-amp water-cooled argon laser, he’s also very handy at ensuring the successful delivery of projects for our clients.

Without further ado, 5 questions with the man himself, Tony Langley:

What is something you learned in the last week?
– Great ideas are not always quickly shared and supported. What may seem obvious to one person cannot be assumed as understood, respected and backed by others. Support for great ideas needs to be nurtured through careful communication and education.

What is the first album that you bought?
– Probably not the first album, but definitely the first significant one… The Prodigy – Experience.

If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?
– Establish and develop an Enterprise Agile Coaching practice and service offering.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
– Elon Musk – he’s an incredibly inspirational futurist and technologist.

How do you pass 30 minutes of free time?
– I read a lot of online material relating to developments in technology and Agile delivery practices. 30 minutes would be the perfect opportunity to read a few Agile blogs or an article or two on Wired or Ars Technica, for example.

Thanks Tony!