Glenn Smith

  

Agile Coach, Tootechnical Ltd

Location: Swindon, United Kingdom


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Bath Scrum User Group


Activity

Glenn Smith attended event, "Paris: 2013"

Glenn Smith commented on the article, "Testers Working in an Agile Team"

Biography

Glenn Smith: My first exsposure of Scrum was truely when I was a Software Development Manager. I was continually frustrated how churn was costing my team so much effort and I thought there must be a better way; it turned out there was. Since then I have been pastionate about Scrum, Kanban and Lean and how agile methods can make dramatic impact to both software teams but also how the same priniciples can be used in a non-software world.

I had the great opportunity to lead the roll out of Agile in the Motorola Networks GSM Engineering business. While the change management was the main activity, this did include me coaching scrum teams and running Scrum Overview training sessions. Through this process I also learnt about the powerful advantages of Visual Facilitation and how this can improve the effectiveness of meetings.

Since then I have worked with organisations to provide services to help them roll out Agile, often Scrum in their business. I have done this either as a Scrum Master (I am a CSM) or now more often as an Agile Coach. I do this either directly under my own company, Tootechnical Ltd, or as an associate with trusted organisations like Agilify, Ripple Rock Consulting and Unboxed Consulting. I have a passion for coaching and facilitation and love seeing teams improve.

I describe myself as a people and process coach, form the team to the organisational level. I presented a 90 min workshop at the Scrum Gathering in Paris 2013 on the Ups and Downs of Cultural Diversity, in addition to three user groups around the UK. I co-organise the Bath Scrum User Group.

Work experience

Tootechnical Ltd, Agile Coach and Facilitator
March 2013 - Present, Swindon, Wiltshire, GB
I operate Tootechnical Ltd, where I help organisations improve their bottom line of R&D spend by using Agile methods, Coaching and Facilitation. In addition, Tootechnical Ltd, provides services as an Associate to trusted companies like Agilify, Ripple Rock and Unboxed Consulting.

Alcatel Lucent, Scrum Master
December 2011 - February 2013, Swindon, Wiltshire, GB
Scrum Master and Agile Coach role working with the Small Cells R&D teams helping them introduce Scrum as the new method of product development. Building internal capacity for when I leave.

Motorola Solutions, Software Program PM
January 2011 - November 2011, Swindon, Wiltshire
Rolled out successfully Agile process in the GSM Engineering teams across UK and China. Lead the change management activity, taught Scrum overview course, coached Scrum Masters, and acted as a Scrum Master.