Andrew Craddock

  

Director, Nlighten Ltd

Location: Woking, UK


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Andrew Craddock: I am an Agile Practitioner, Consultant Trainer and Coach specializing in Scrum and DSDM Atern.

Since 2001 I have worked mainly with larger organizations struggling to make Agile work for their business. Such organizations usually have a need for a project focus for their Agile work and have strong governance needs. The trick is to help those organizations see how this can be achieved without compromising the Agility they need to deliver valuable products on time and to budget.  Often a blend of DSDM and Scrum is an appropriate solution in such circumstances exploiting the excellence of Scrum for team based development and the tried and tested Agile Project Management strengths of DSDM (and more recently the DSDM-based AgilePM)

 

Work experience

nlighten ltd, Partner
May 2013 - Present, London, United Kingdom
In 2001, I left British Airways after 13 years to become a freelance consultant, trainer and coach specializing in Agile. As well as being a Certified Scrum Master (trained by Ken Schwaber on the first UK ScrumMaster course) I am also a certified DSDM Advanced Practitioner, Trainer and Coach. Since 2001, I have worked with a wide variety of blue chip companies - primarily in the UK - in industry sectors as diverse as investment banking, general insurance, life and pensions, media and engineering. Prestigious clients include Friends Provident, AXA Insurance, Daiwa Capital Markets, Rolls-Royce, the BBC and Nokia with many other less well known names providing further breadth and depth of experience. In recent years nlighten has grown as an Agile training and consultancy brand in the uk, focused primarily in the financial sector and employing some of the UKs finest Agile trainers and consultants in training, project and Agile transformation roles.

British Airways, Various
November 1988 - April 2001, London, United Kingdom
At British Airways I held a variety of roles. Having started my career as a software developer I moved 'through the ranks' into project management via business and systems analysis. Having been introduced to Agile (in the guise of DSDM) as a Project Manager in 1997 and found it to be revolutionary in terms of project success I rapidly became a strong advocate of the approach and spend the last 3 years of my time at British Airways leading a programme to embed DSDM as the default approach for project management and software development