Andrew Sales is currently in the role of Product Owner at Pearson working on the development and delivery of an e-learning platform for the UK Primary Schools Market.
In his role as the Agile Lead, within Pearson UK Technology and Platforms, he is focused on helping teams transition to using Agile Methodologies. He writes a regular Agile blog, provides Agile coaching and support and also assistance in using JIRA for running Agile projects.
He is working closely with Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches across Pearson to role out a global support network and implement an Agile training program across Pearson
He is also currently studying for a MSc in Software Development at the Open University.
Pearson, Product Owner
December 2011 - Present, Oxford, United Kingdom
Product Owner - Delivery of an e-Learning Platform for the UK Primary Schools Market - Working with multiple stakeholders as well as senior managers, to elicite requirements and understand the factors affecting prioritisation - Running Story Workshops and Brainstorming Sessions - Developing testing approach. - Release management - Sales and Marketing briefings.
Pearson, Digital Development Manager
September 2010 - November 2011, Oxford, United Kingdom
Working as a team member on an Agile project - working with stakeholders to elicit requirements for interactive content - specification and management of the content development - working with suppliers to ensure the quality of the content - creation and management of test scripts and the testing process of both the content and as well as the platform through which it was delivered - handling the content development process using 'batches' and Jira as a management tool - standing in for the product owner when they were away or unavailable.