Carl Bruiners

  

Agile coach, Dunelm-mill

Location: Leicestershire


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

I specialise in all things Agile, in particular Scrum. I have a passion for taking on 'problem' projects / teams and turning them into a sucess as well as promoting automated test driven practices.

I am an enthusiastic, dedicated and accomplished Systems / application Architect, Project / Product Manager, Development Manager and Application Developer who thrives on delivering first class products.

My background is that of a developer who became a product / project manager and the head of application development. I am a certified SCRUM Master and have solid knowledge of PRINCE2.
 
I Work well on own initiative and can demonstrate high levels of motivation and organisation required to meet targets and deadlines. I have excellent interpersonal skills and communicate well at all levels.

Work experience

Dunelm-mill,
May 2013 - Present,

Delivering the businesses new e-commerce platform

Asos, Agile Coach / Development Manager
October 2012 - May 2013, London, United Kingdom

Delivered the Russian web site for Asos.com

GE Energy, Scrum Master
February 2011 - May 2013, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Scrum Master for Core with 4 co-located teams between Cambridge and Hydrabad India.

Lloyds Banking Group, SME Scrum Master
May 2012 - October 2012, London, United Kingdom

Subject matter expert Agile Coach / Scrum Master for services programme within Lloyds digital

Defaqto, Development Manager
March 2010 - July 2011, Haddenham and Thame, United Kingdom

Development Manager and one of three Scrum Masters

Figleaves.com, Scrum Master / Development / Delivery Manager
August 2010 - February 2011, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

Sole Scrum Master, Development Manager and Delivery Manager

Due to the procurement of Figleaves.com by the N Brown group, I had been employed as a Scrum Master, but it became obvious early on that I would have to balance many hats to ensure that product/s (web and backoffice) were delivered sucessfully. My team consisted of web developers, backoffice developers, testers and database developers.

At Figleaves.com I was in sole charge of improving the existing Scrum model that had only been implemented 2 months previous to my arrival.

Girlguiding UK, Application Development Manager
July 2006 - March 2010, London, United Kingdom

My role was as an Application Development Manager and one of three Scrum Masters. Initially I was employed as a Senior Developer who within 6 months progressed to the Web Development Manager and then Application Development Manager. My key responsibilities were to successfully deliver web and back office solutions for the association, this included, CRM, CMS, E-commerce, Web Site and numerous back office solutions.

My team consisted of developers, analysts and database developers / administrators.

At Girlguiding UK I was in sole charge of implementing Scrum as the chosen Agile methodology.