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Agile Coach

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I am co-author of the first book on "Agile Coaching" with Liz Sedley. I coach teams in agile software development techniques, such as test-driven development and planning with user stories.

I have over 20 years experience in software development playing a variety of roles from software developer to manager. I became an agile practitioner in 2000 and draw upon experience with a wide range of agile methods including XP, SCRUM, Lean/Kanban, and DSDM Atern.

I have supported 50+ agile transitions over the last 7 years working with many well-known companies including BBC, Egg, Nokia, News Corporation, Screwfix, and uSwitch. My work regularly involves working with business stakeholders and senior management to understand their concerns and collaboratively design a custom Agile lifecycle that fits current needs.

I am also an invited speaker at many industry conferences around the world with a demonstrated track record of strong management and leadership skills. I directed Agile2008 conference in Toronto, the largest ever agile conference with 1500 attendees. I also served on the board of directors of non-profit US based Agile Alliance for 7 years alongside industry thought-leaders, such as Mike Cohn, Mary Poppendieck, and Ken Schwaber.