Alan O'Callaghan


Director, Principal Consultant, Emerald Hill Limited

Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK

+44 1455 637336


Registered Education Provider
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner


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".

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Approved Courses


  • Agile Introduction to Scrum Course 3 (Intro)
  • Agile Programming: Principles and Practices for Software Success (Intro)
  • Agile Technical Skills Course 3 (Technical)
  • Agile Technical Skills Course 3 (Technical)
  • Agile Introduction to Scrum Course 3 (Intro)
  • Agile Introduction to Scrum Course 4 (Elective, Intro)