Iain McKenna

  

Director, Project Success

Location: Northamptonshire, UK

+44 (0)7879 631122

Certifications

Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
12-13 May, 2014
Location: Riga, Latvia

Certified ScrumMaster®
15-16 May, 2014
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
19-20 May, 2014
Location: London, United Kingdom

Certified ScrumMaster®
22-23 May, 2014
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Certified ScrumMaster®
16-17 June, 2014
Location: Valletta, Malta

More Courses

Biography

Iain McKenna is an experienced trainer, coach and practitioner who has successfully used Scrum together with other agile and lean frameworks over a number of years both in project recovery and greenfield projects.  Iain has also been extremely successful in helping many organisations adopt or improve their use of Scrum including United Health, BBC, Cisco and BSkyB.

Having worked with IT for over 30 years, Iain has a wealth of experience ranging from operations, analysis, testing, software engineering, project and programme mamagement through to IT Leadership.  Iain has also been a customer and user of many software products over the years. This breadth of experience helps Iain to work with teams to build high quality products that meet the needs of all stakeholders, often exceeding expectations through innovation and focus on value and eliminating waste.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster

CSPO

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Extended Education

  • CST Extended Education Course
  • Kanban Practitioner for Scrum Teams

CSD

  • Scrum Awareness (Intro)
  • Agile Software Development and TDD (Technical)

Work experience

OptumInsight, Agile Consultant and Trainer
October 2011 - February 2012, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, United States
Reviewed use of Scrum and XP across a number of product development teams. As a result of this, recommended a training and coaching program. Trained approximately 100 people and coached a number of teams in the use of Scrum and XP.

Cisco, Scrum Trainer
November 2011 - November 2011, London, United Kingdom
Delivered Scrum and XP training to 4 Cisco product development teams.

United Health, ScrumMaster
September 2010 - September 2011, London, United Kingdom
ScrumMaster for teams delivering decision support systems for primary and secondary healthcare professionals, including a totally new product, the first release of which was delivered in 5 weeks with a geographically distributed Scrum team. Also led development of a revenue management system for use in the UAE.

BBC, Interim Technical Director
April 2010 - August 2010, London, United Kingdom
Refocused delivery of the Digital Media Initiative program, delivering digital production tools and a 50 petabyte archive of digital assets using Scrum and XP to deliver integrated software products, 2 major data centers and 12 regional production data centers. The technology budget for the program was circa £90m and as such the program was audited by the UK National Audit Office who gave the program a clean bill of health as a result of an audit in August 2010.

United Health UK, Agile Consultant and ScrumMaster
September 2009 - April 2010, London, United Kingdom
I helped United Health set up 5 Scrum product development teams in the UK, delivering initial releases of a healthcare data warehouse, financial management system for primary healthcare, clinical care pathways and care monitoring and alerting.

BSkyB, Interim Head of Software Engineering
October 2007 - May 2009, London, United Kingdom
Lead the adoption of Scrum and XP across business and technology departments consisting of a software engineering department of 250 people supporting 2 business units. The transformation was accomplished in 9 months after which I went on to lead the first cross-department Scrum development before leading a greenfield redevelopment of BSkyB's e-commerce systems.

AOL, LLU Systems Lead ScrumMaster
September 2005 - September 2007, London, United Kingdom

Scaled Scrum and XP across 9 teams, delivering 13 products with over 24 releases over a 2 year period. The AOL LLU Program was commended by the telecom regulator OFCOM to the rest of the industry as an exemplary way to deliver software products.

Fitness First, Group Business Systems Manager and ScrumMaster
September 2004 - August 2005, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
Led development of membership, payment, business intelligence, data warehousing, asset management, finance and customer service systems. Introduced Scrum, coaching the teams to improve delivery.