Written by Sanjiv Augustine

Professor Rashina Hoda is the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Melbourne. Prior to joining Monash, Rashina was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Rashina is an award-winning researcher and an international expert in human-centered software engineering specializing in agile software development.

Her research covers agile transformations, self-organizing agile teams, agile project management, large-scale agile, and serious game design for 21st century skills.

Almost all of Rashina’s research is industry based. In a 2019 TEDx talk she introduced the concept of an Agile Nation applying agile principles at the wider societal level to solve national and global challenges.

I’ve known Rashina since the early 2000s, when we exchanged emails first on her research in agile project management, and then her thesis on self-organizing agile teams.

Today, Rashina continues to play a hugely valuable role in academia by providing the theoretical bases for agile methods and for the success that the rest of us take for granted.

I am especially inspired by Rashina’s take on Agile Leadership and her global world view.