Pete George

  

Director, Pelican Associates (UK) Ltd

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Heart of England Scrum

Biography

I am a seasoned Agile Quality Specialist with over ten years experience in software engineering and training. I have proven ability in all aspects of software testing from developing test strategy to producing automated scripts. I am a certified ScrumMaster and have provided advice on Agile principles to Scrum teams since 2009. I have created and delivered a variety of training courses in the areas of software testing, Scrum and team development. I am also a Belbin Team Roles accredited trainer

Work experience

Pelican Associates (UK) Ltd, Freelance trainer
June 2012 - Present, , United Kingdom
Creating and delivering training courses for a variety of clients, in subjects including: Apache JMeter, performance testing, test automation, functional testing, Scrum principles, Agile testing and Belbin team roles.

Pelican Associates (UK) Ltd, Test Lead
March 2012 - December 2012,
Responsible for system to system integration testing of large-scale data processing systems, for a large Government department, in a fast-paced iterative software development environment: continually refined test processes to speed delivery and improve quality used bespoke python-based test harnesses to run automated tests analysed risk-based test bases and developed exploratory tests used IBM Rational Team Concert

Pelican Associates (UK) Ltd, Agile Test Specialist
June 2009 - March 2012,
Working for a large Government department on a number of software development projects, using Scrum, to deliver large-scale data storage/extraction products based on Oracle databases, Hadoop/Cloud technologies and Java/Perl Web UIs. Responsibilities included: managed complete test lifecycle for Scrum teams advised Scrum teams and testers in Agile principles developed Agile test techniques, such as session-based exploratory testing, automated testing and Alpha/Beta testing trained testers in the use of Open Source tools, such as Apache JMeter, for functional and non-functional automated testing created bespoke test harnesses using Java, Shell scripts, Hadoop and SQL used IBM Rational Team Concert and Quality Manager developed lightweight test documentation set

Pelican Associates (UK) Ltd, Agile Test Specialist
October 2007 - May 2009,
Working for large Government department on Agile projects delivering large-scale data storage/extraction products managed testing on a variety of work packages. Responsibilites included: developed Agile test strategies and techniques pioneered use of Apache JMeter for automated Web (HTTP and SOAP/XML) and database (JDBC) testing produced test documentation, including test plans, scripts and reports

Pelican Associates (UK) Ltd, Test Lead
October 2005 - September 2007, , United Kingdom
Working for large government department on RUP managed project delivering large-scale data storage/extraction product. Managed complete test lifecycle through each phase of a RUP Evolution. Managed test team of up to 5 testers, inc instruction in technical testing. Developed test harness and system level automated scripts using JUnit, HTTPUnit and Shell scripts

Logica CMG, Technical Tester
March 2005 - September 2005, , United Kingdom
Functional and non-functional testing of infrastructure for a large government department, in an integrated test facility. Extensive use of automated testing using Java, Shell scripting and Rational Robot.

Logica CMG, System/Applications Tester
November 2003 - February 2005, , United Kingdom
Testing and integrating Windows and Unix applications on large-scale desktop development project.

Logica CMG, Developer/Tester
June 2001 - October 2003, , United Kingdom
Developing and testing bespoke Java, VB and Perl products.

South Bromsgrove High School, Teacher
September 1998 - July 1999, , United Kingdom
Teaching History and RE in secondary school

YMCA, Crewe, Resident Support Manager
September 1993 - May 1995, , United Kingdom
Providing pastoral support and training for 60+ YMCA hostel residents.