Nigel Baker works as an Agile consultant and Certified Scrum Trainer via his company, AgileBear Ltd. Nigel is working with a range of companies across the IT sector and beyond, helping them use Scrum to achieve their Project, Product and organisational needs.
Nigel Baker was one of the leading Agile consultant and coaches working with BT - The largest telecommunications company in the UK. He has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Bristol in Computer Science.
His thirteen year background in the IT industry includes roles as a Software Engineer, Project Manager and Scrum Master within tactical (RAD), waterfall and Agile project teams. Nigel has spent six years as an Agile consultant travelling the UK, Europe and the United States, acting as mentor, coach, trainer and change agent. Since 2007, Nigel has been travelling across the world using this experience to help mentor other companies through their Agile transformations. Clients range from small design houses to the largest media and telecommunication companies in the world. Nigel particularly focusses on the extremes - The largest Enterprises and the coolest SMEs. Nigel is not allowed to name the companies here - but pick any large successful technical organisation and Nigel is likely to have worked with them.
Nigel's particular interests are in getting Enterprises back to basics. Using Scrum in distributed teams at an Enterprise scale. Nigel recently has been working in the media and NGO sectors using Scrum in non IT environments.
Nigel is currently putting the finishing touches to his new book "Building Effective Agile Organisations With Scrum" - To be published 2011. He is also the Chairman of the London 2011 ScrumGathering - On the 11th to the 13th of October 2011.
Feel free to send Nigel a mail for more details.
Articles I've written
The Blue Peter Problem
Tools that are simple have a tendency to come across as childish and simplistic. Here are some ways to combat that perception (at least until the tools are better understood).