Résumé


Résumé
▶ 𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗠𝗘
✫ Globally regarded software practitioner, product leader, agile coach, consultant and trainer
✫ 600+ professional skill endorsements and 74 recommendations from past clients and colleagues (including executives)
✫ Expert in Agile, Lean, Lean Startup, Scrum, Kanban, XP, Theory of Constraints and other modern management and development approaches
✫ Expert in agile transformation, product management, portfolio management, business analysis, process improvement, prioritisation (strategic, economic and tactical)
✫ Author of many seminal industry articles, and an invited international keynote speaker

▶ 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
✫ 25+ years industry experience in a broad range of roles, companies and industries
✫ 15+ years of management and leadership experience — including leading teams of Agile Coaches, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Software Engineers and Testers — in roles such as Lead Agile Coach, Agile Capability/Coaching Lead, Head of Engineering, Global Product Manager, Portfolio/Program Manager, Lead Business Analyst, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Team Leader and Technical Leader
✫ 12+ years extensive Agile/Lean experience as a Leader, Coach and Developer in Scrum/Kanban teams
✫ BA (Hons) degree in Accounting with Computing from University of Kent
✫ Click here to see my complete professional background on LinkedIn

EXPERTISE
✫ Leading, coaching, training, facilitating and mentoring teams, managers and executives in effective (rapid / sustainable / incremental / high quality) software delivery
✫ Story slicing (I am the inventor of the "Capability Slicing" and "Slicing Heuristics" techniques):✫ Business Analysis
✫ Project Management
✫ Program / Portfolio Management
✫ Product Ownership / Management
✫ Strategic, economic and tactical prioritisation
✫ Scrum Mastery
✫ Documentation (technical, business and user guides)
✫ User Experience (UX)
✫ Agile / Scrum / Extreme Programming (XP) / Lean Startup / Personal Kanban / Team Kanban / Systems Thinking / Theory of Constraints / DevOps
✫ Agile at scale (including frameworks and models such as SAFe, LeSS, Scrum-of-Scrums, Nexus, Portfolio Kanban, Spotify)
✫ Agile contracts

▶ 𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦
𝗦𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗺.𝗼𝗿𝗴
✫ Professional Agile Leadership + Evidence Based Management (PAL I, PAL-EBM)
✫ Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)
✫ Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK I)
✫ Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
✫ Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I)
𝗦𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗺 𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲
✫ Certified Scrum Master + Product Owner (CSM, CSPO)
✫ Certified Scrum Professional (CSP — Only 1% of CSM's have this accreditation)
𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿
✫ Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC)
✫ Kanban Foundation (KIKF)
✫ Apply team participation skills; Demonstrate inclusive communication skills; Listen and respond in a range of contexts; Mentor individuals or groups (TAFE)

▶ 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚
✫ Keynote at Agile Online Summit and Agile Spain
✫ Speaker at Agile Lean Ireland, Agile Australia, Oredev, Agile Singapore, ScanAgile, Scrum Australia, Australian Testing Days, Quality Software Australia, LAST Conference, 1st Conf, DDD Melbourne, Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit, Dev Day Sri Lanka, SIGiST
✫ Submission reviewer at Agile Australia
✫ Host / speaker at many Scrum, Agile and Kanban Meetup groups and Brown Bag / Lunch n'Learn talks

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
✫ Story Slicing ✫ Agile Requirements (User Stories, Acceptance Criteria, Functional and Non-Functional Requirements) ✫ Wireframes ✫ Clickable Prototypes ✫ User Story Mapping ✫ Impact Mapping ✫ Process Mapping ✫ Continuous Improvement (Toyota Kata) ✫ Lean Canvas ✫ Project Inceptions ✫ Cost of Delay (CD3, WSJF) ✫ Miro ✫ Planview LeanKit ✫ Kanbanize ✫ Jira ✫ Confluence ✫ Microsoft Office 365 ✫ Google Cloud / G Suite ✫ Mac and Windows OS

VOLUNTEER WORK
✫ 2 years of mentoring high school students for the RAISE foundation
✫ Taught English to a Vietnamese migrant
✫ Invited submission reviewer for Agile Australia
✫ Invited track chair for Agile Online Summit
✫ Created and maintained the website for his son's football (soccer) team, including tracking and updating player statistics

HOBBIES
✫ Running
✫ Kayaking with my family
✫ Playing piano
✫ Playing snooker and pool
✫ Watching movies
✫ Watching football