I was one of the original wave of agile coaches in the mid-2000s and have almost 20 years of helping people, teams and organisations find better ways of working. My transformation experience cuts across a wide variety of industries, roles, countries and cultures.
My particular interests and expertise are portfolio and programme management within large, complex organisations. I also have a penchant for keeping things as simple as possible and being pragmatic.
In addition to helping organisations deliver value and increase their capability, I have taught, spoke and wrote about large scale organisational change in India, Europe and North America, and am internationally mobile.
Cow Consulting, Consulting Director
August 2007 - Present, , United Kingdom
I've been fortunate in working with many smart people in lots of different situations. A sample can be found below.
Government Digital Service
Cabinet Office transformation, revolutionising UK government via digital services that are citizen focused, Julie was the first agile coach hired by GDS to help the UK Government leverage agile principles.
Collaborated with a large team of coaches on an award winning public sector transformation in 2010. Transformation included all organisational departments within Ordnance Survey. Under NDA.
Worked as part of a small team of coaches in Tesco HSC India. Coaching and training of 6 distributed Scrum teams responsible for all change at Tesco.com. Trained and coached corporate product management team with the aim of implementing a single product catalog across all Tesco business lines. Consulted to the programme team who were tasked with the merge of Tesco UK Telecoms brands.
Julie worked with several teams, training and coaching in their client's UK site followed by their home site in India. These teams were responsible for delivering high value (£5m+) features to vodafone.co.uk. Particular emphasis on distributed, multi-organisation agility in the UK and India.
Other customers include Axa, Standard Life, the BBC, BSkyB, News International and The Guardian.