Mike Pollard


Senior Agile Coach

Location: Perth, Australia



Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster


Mike Pollard has been managing and advising development teams using Agile methods since 2005.  Now using his knowledge of SCRUM, Lean and XP methods to work with development teams and business stakeholders to maximise quality, increase productivity and improve customer satisfaction.

Work experience

Bankwest, Senior Agile Coach
January 2012 - Present, Perth, West Australia, Australia
Coach and support project teams in Agile best practice Develop and deliver in-house Agile training Coaching and helping the bank transform from project based single agile teams into a scaled enterprise agile model. Coaching new teams to work in a Scrum/Agile way of working

O2, Agile Coach
April 2011 - December 2011, Slough, United Kingdom
Working in the O2 Agile Transformation Team, the main responsibility of each team member was to promote Agile throughout O2 Co-develop and deliver in-house Agile training courses Provide Agile advice and support to departments and teams at varying levels of Agile maturity One to one coaching of team members including new Product Owners and SCRUM Masters Scrum Master for the Agile Transformation team Co-produced the ‘Scrum Buddy Book’ that is used across O2 as an Agile reference and guide

Nokia Music Services, Scrum Master
June 2008 - April 2010, Bristol, United Kingdom
Scrum Master for multiple development teams using Agile methods for a variety of projects and programmes. Mainly involved in managing development teams to deliver the music media ingestion service that would enable Nokia to distribute music and media globally Stakeholder management – build trusting relationships, exposing problems in process, discuss new business requirements, agree and sometimes challenge the backlog priority, scope negotiation and agreeing the release roadmap Facilitating Scrum of Scrums Spent four months working in Product to fully understand how the process works from idea to prioritised backlog user story Managed and prioritised work for 3rd party offshore development team based in Northern Finland Co-developed and delivered new starter Agile induction sessions Running large scale (whole Music R&D organisation) retrospectives