Mike Atkins

  

Towers Watson

Location: Reigate, UK


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

 

Mike Atkins

 

Originally trained as an electronics engineer,  Mike moved into software development by writing embedded code for micro-controllers in the aerospace industry.  Later, he spent time addressing the introduction of electronic documentation systems for complex systems, which  enabled him  to move into publishing  in 1995.

 

In 1999 he became production manager of an e-learning publishing company and since then has taken management jobs with  responsibility  for programme management and the successful delivery of software projects.

 

It was this  experience of seeing the same problems with the waterfall project life cycle recur across projects that lead  him to research alternatives and, as a result, adopt Scrum. 

 

He has applied Scrum in his current organisation to begin to overcome these problems and is  successfully evangelising its  use more widely in the company.