UK Ministry of Justice
Agile Coach, Scrum Master
The MoJ is a ministerial department, working to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public. It is one of the largest government departments, employing around 76,000 people, with a budget of approximately £9 billion.
Dave was been brought in to provide hands-on Agile coaching and training to MoJ staff and its external service providers as it seeks to deliver its Common Platform Program. In addition, he was the Scrum Master responsible for the delivery of a new prototype Case Management System that orchestrates a case through the judicial system, from Magistrates courts and on to the Crown Court for high level offences.
During the initial 6 months, his coaching engagement was extended four times, with his role being broadened to include a mentoring role with the PMO.
In March 2014, it was announced that he has been retained as sole supplier for Agile Coaching over the next 13 months.
Sample feedback to courses includes;
"Dave has a very easy-going style which immediately puts people at ease, enabling him to quickly establish rapport. He also clearly has a lot of practical experience, enabling him to demonstrate an understanding of the issues faced by teams."
"I thought it was the best 'intro to Agile' session that I have been to."
“All of it was of benefit – the ball game demonstrated completely the Agile way of working – the content of the slides then added more information in a well structured format”
“Dave definitely knows his subject area and did an excellent job in understanding everyone’s agile background and adjusting the course on the fly to address the wide spectrum of experience. He did a great job in using exercises to energise the team”
“I really enjoyed the initial participative section, which ‘woke people up’, did a bit of team building; and got them to see the effectiveness of Agile working in a fun, but practical way.“
Triad Consulting and Solutions
Godalming, Surrey ,
Principal Consultant working in a project management capacity for a number of clients in various industry sectors. Technologies range from bespoke delivery of solutions in .NET to customising systems using SharePoint 2010.
2013 September - 2013 October
isle of man ,
PDMS, a software development company based in the Isle of Man, have been developing business systems for over 20 years and have delivered hundreds of successful projects, usually web based business systems, for a wide range of clients in the public and private sector.
Dave was brought in to energise the organisation as it invests in the use of Agile methodologies throughout its development lifecycle. Dave ran an extensive training program for all PDMS staff up to directorial levels over a 6 week duration, beginning with an introduction to Agile before drilling down to more detail on how Dave has applied Scrum successfully for a variety of clients.
Sample feedback included;
"I found the Why Agile session was the most valuable for me, as a non-technical person, in terms of setting the scene and understanding the whole ethos of Agile."
"A very informative, engaging and enlightening course!"
"The practical exercise, really helped to understand the benefits of using scrum, as opposed to waterfall"
"Really enjoyed the course.. overall it was excellent."
"I found the material used, and the instructors willingness to help everyone where required, to be extremely valuable."
2013 September - 2013 September
Scrum Master - Intranet delivery
Addaction offers a full range of counselling and support services to those affected by addiction to drugs and alcohol, either directly or indirectly.
Triad are working with Addaction to roll out a pilot SharePoint 2010 Intranet under the Agile methodology, as part of Addaction's Common User Experience program of work.
2012 September - 2012 September
The English Heritage has its own internal IT provision, and delivers systems of significant size that can, on occasion, span a number of years. The methodology employed has been traditional waterfall, and they recognise that there are inefficiencies in this approach, such as time to market, scope change and the process to formally sign off the different stages in the development lifecycle. Consequently, the English Heritage sought help to identify an alternative means of software delivery, and considered the use of Agile to enable a more flexible, rapid means by which solutions can be delivered.
Dave met with members of the senior IT management to provide an overview of how he has used Agile in delivering projects across a number of market sectors and technologies. As a result, the team felt that Dave's contribution would enable the wider programme team within the English Heritage to understand the advantages of Agile, as well as the pitfalls if it were not run correctly. As a result, Dave prepared material to support an engagement to present to all of the English Heritage’s Project Managers with the aim of to raising the awareness of Agile. Such was the response, the English Heritage are now embarking on their first trial Agile project.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2012 October - 2013 August
Following on from his recent work on the Commission's Casualty Database, Dave headed the team responsible for the delivery of a significant functional change to allow the capture of Unidentified records within the Casualty Database. Project management and system design responsibilities.
Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. It is a non-profit-making organisation that was founded by Sir Fabian Ware.
Said Business School
2010 October - 2011 December
The Saïd Business School (SBS) is associated to the University of Oxford, and provides executive and business courses covering global business, the rise of science entrepreneurship, the management of innovation, and the social and commercial impact of information systems and the Internet.
Triad were awarded the contract to deliver a SharePoint extranet to be used by course students to provide them with information about their course, opportunities for greater collaboration, details about faculty members, as well as general information about Oxford. Dave led this delivery and has overseen a number of further enhancements since it's initial release.
Triad were subsequently asked to develop a Contributor database, again in SharePoint, that could be used to capture biography details for current and potential speakers. Dave continued to provide Scrum Master experience to deliver this solution to SBS.
Historic Royal Palaces
hampton court, tower of london ,
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.
Dave has been helping the HRP to identify the business processes within the HR and Payroll departments as part of their transition to a new IT system. Subsequently, Dave has been asked to help the HRP in preparing RFI and ITT documentation for the delivery of an online booking facility. This involves supplier evaluation and supporting the HRP through the selection process.
Subsequent to this, Dave has been retained to help with the identification of a new service provider for an online bookings system
Further to this, Dave has been asked to gather requirements for the new corporate intranet. This process will follow the Scrum framework, beginning with the creation of a Product Backlog along with coaching in the principles of Agile.
2011 March - 2012 December
Nuffield is a graduate college of the University of Oxford specialising in the Social Sciences, particularly Economics, Politics and Sociology.
Nuffield commissioned Triad to develop a new Intranet and Internet website in SharePoint 2010. The main purpose of the public site is to promote the college to external enquirers, primarily consisting of students and postdoctoral researchers interested in joining the college, and academic colleagues in search of specific information. The Intranet site is used to hold information about academics and seminars, and will be used to push content through to the public site where applicable.
The project was run under the Scrum framework to allow the client to gain a better uinderstanding of how SharePoint components and features could best meet the client needs, rather than limited them to an initial fixed price model
Bahamas Maritime Authority
2011 January - 2013 February
Brought in by the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) to represent them in a project management capacity, to oversee the delivery of a .NET solution by a third party software firm. Liaised with BMA stakeholders in London, Nassau, New York and Hong Kong to ensure the solution enhanced the working practices of each office, as well as inter-office collaboration.
The BMA was established in July 1995. The function of the Authority is to register vessels, enforce ship safety requirements and constantly monitor and improve standards. It also represent The Bahamas at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and other international bodies such as the European Commission and the US Coast Guard.
Chelmsford City Council
2014 February - 2014 March
Brought in to advise the Council on ways to apply Agile approaches to their IT deliveries.
Provision of auditing services relating to the development team using our Agile Maturity Checklist to highlight areas of strength, and determine how best to make improvements. Assisted in establishing a robust means of managing a Product Backlog and sprint board to improve transparency and sprint delivery.