Alan O'Callaghan


Director, Principal Consultant, Emerald Hill Limited

Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK

+44 1455 637336


Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified Scrum Professional


Alan  O'Callaghan is an experienced Agile transformation consultant, Scrum coach and software architect who works with large corporations and start-ups alike, helping them to gain Agile fluency. Like many in the Agile community Alan's roots are in object-oriented programming, software and systems architecture and the Patterns Movement. It was through an active interest in Jim Coplien's organizational patterns that he first came across Scrum (as a pattern language)at the OOPSLA convention, San Jose in 1996, after which Scrum gradually took over more and more of his professional life. Described as having a "laid back charm" he nevertheless generates enthusiasm and energy in the Teams he works with. Recently heard to say, "I'm not cheap, but I am very good at what I do - as well as being very modest".

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Agile Project Management with Scrum (Intro)
  • Agile Programming: Principles and Practices for Software Success (Intro)
  • Accelerating Agile Development for Scrum Teams (Technical)
  • Agile Test-Driven Development (Technical)
  • Agile Business Analysis (Intro)
  • Agile Software Development and Marketing (Intro)