PROFILE

SUMMARY

A Certified Scrum Professional working with a range of teams as an Agile Coach or Scrum Master.

If none of those words mean anything to you then you could be missing out on all sorts of opportunities for your business - it's not just about software development.

For the non-technically minded I'd love to introduce you to Agile development so you can understand what it might mean for you and your business. For those more technical or if you already 'get'? Agile then please get in touch so we can share ideas. Finally, if you think there's nothing useful I can teach you then I'd like to meet you too as there must be lots I can learn from you.

My skills include:
- coaching developers to incrementally improve methods and working practices;
- coaching product owners to develop their ideas and focus on what's really important;
- workshop and discussion facilitation;
- evangelising to senior managers and business owners why Agile should be considered.

For the robots amongst you the words you're looking for include Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean, User Stories, Stakeholder Management, Automated Testing, Test Driven Development (TDD), Pair Programming, Continuous Integration & Release Management.

EXPERIENCE

FAIRFX

2015 March - Present

Scrum Master/Agile Coach (Contract)

London , UNITED KINGDOM

Agile Coaching consultancy and Scrum Master duties for the web development team. Facilitating Scrum ceremonies and providing observation feedback on processes throughout the development lifecycle.

IJYI Ltd

2015 January - Present

Agile Coach

Ipswich , UNITED KINGDOM

IJYI work with development teams to improve output and efficiency. We apply our experience with both design / development and application lifecycle management techniques and tooling to offer significant resource savings, decreasing development cycle times and increasing delivered quality.

Continuity Consulting Ltd

2002 April - Present

Agile Coach

6 Cromwell Court St Peters Street Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1XG , UNITED KINGDOM

Project Management and IT Consultants offering advice and professional services to both SMEs and Corporate customers. Specialising in Agile processes and tools including Scrum, Kanban, Microsoft ALM and assisting teams to deliver baked-in quality with efficient methods.

Consultant and Development Manager

2010 October - 2012 December

Strident Computer Systems

Ipswich , UNITED KINGDOM

Managing Strident's 'Innovations' team developing a range of client solutions based on SharePoint 2007/2010. Document management, electronic forms and hierarchal intranets a speciality.

Peabody Trust

2006 November - 2010 September

eBusiness Consultant (Contract)

Peabody 45 Westminster Bridge Road London, London SE1 7JB , UNITED KINGDOM

Programme and project management consultant working with the internal IT team to deliver best of breed bespoke software solutions for the Trust..

Bodymetrics

2000 June - 2002 December

Director, Service Delivery

London , UNITED KINGDOM

Managing delivery of body data products and services for the fashion and retail industries.

KatchUp

2013 January - 2014 September

Scrum Master and Operations Manager (Contract)

London , UNITED KINGDOM

Originally contracted to help recruit and build the team, implement best practice business processes and fulfil the Scrum Master role for the KatchUp development team, also provided business development advice to the management team prior to dedicated marketing team being engaged. Following the launch of the service moved into an operational role monitoring performance of the service in its early months.

BT

1987 August - 2000 June

Development Manager

Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk , UNITED KINGDOM

Development team management. Systems Design. Product evaluation.

Bodymetrics

2011 April - 2012 September

Technology Lead (Contract)

London , UNITED KINGDOM

Working with some of the worlds leading developers of cutting edge 3D garment simulation software we're building some great new services for the fashion ecommerce experience of tomorrow.

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Software Development
  • IT Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Software Project Management
  • SharePoint
  • Stakeholder Management

EDUCATION

  • University of East Anglia

    1984-1987

    BSc (Hons)

CERTIFICATION

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Certified Lean Kanban Foundation
  • Professional Scrum Master 1
  • Prince2 Practitioner
  • Certified Scrum Professional
  • Certified Scrum Master