Hi there! I’m a business agility and product specialist.
An early Agile advocate, having amassed over 30 years of hands-on product delivery, engineering, leadership, advisory, and coaching experience.
It all started a decade before the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was created:
I was fortunate enough to be chosen from within NatWest Bank 70,000 employees to join their first foray into lightweight software development approaches, that was in late 1991.
After a decade in software development, my role evolved, so I began experimenting with Agile ways of working across business functions (those numerous non-technology areas). Embracing the Agile ethos from the newly released Agile Manifesto, but leveraging Agile for innovative business and culture change.
Adopting Agile approaches successfully in a wide variety of scenarios, including marketing, sales, product, services, finance, logistics, strategic alliances. Even adapting lean and Agile approaches from rapidly launching a social care service, to help NHS head injury rehabilitation teams / patients.
Agile has had a massive impact on my life, both professionally and personally. Outside of work, I’m a passionate outdoors person and love continuously learning and experimenting; curiosity often gets the better of me, so I eagerly combine the two. Have fun!