Paul Goddard

  

Agile Coach, Agilify

Location: England, UK


Certifications

Certified Scrum Coach
Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
28-29 April, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Certified ScrumMaster®
2-3 June, 2014
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Extended Education
24-25 June, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Certified ScrumMaster®
21-22 July, 2014
Location: Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

Certified ScrumMaster®
1-2 September, 2014
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

More Courses

Activity

Paul Goddard attended event, "New Orleans: 2014"

Biography

Paul Goddard is an agile coach with experience of working with several scrum teams and projects, and is a keen practitioner and trainer of scrum and agile delivery.

Starting as one of the first practicing ScrumMasters within BT (formerly British Telecom), he now acts as an independent coach for teams new to scrum and agile techniques. His coaching skills have been used on some of the largest agile transformation projects in the world to date, including multiple geographically dispersed teams using an offshore model. Paul's experience with enterprise scrum was widened while acting as a ScrumMaster for Nokia where he was involved with both applying, teaching and coaching scrum. 

As an independent coach and trainer, Paul has aided several other companies on their agile journeys in a variety of industries ranging from small independent holiday travel companies through to multi-national technology and consultancy providers.

You can contact Paul through www.agilify.co.uk.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster

CSPO

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Extended Education

  • CST Extended Education Course

CSD

  • GUERRILLAXP (Technical)

Work experience

Agilify Ltd, Agile Coach
March 2008 - Present, Bath, Select a State, United Kingdom
Working as an independent coach, trainer and consultant specialising in Scrum.

Nokia, ScrumMaster
June 2009 - April 2010, Bristol, UK, United Kingdom
ScrumMaster for Nokia Music R&D.

British Telecom (BT), Agile Coach
September 2004 - May 2009, London, UK, United Kingdom
Part of the original agile coaching team, supporting BT's agile transformation. Providing training, coaching and consultancy across the company to a variety of teams, projects and programmes.

Articles I've written

Ouija Board Estimation
During a recent training course I ran, one of the delegates made a joke about the nature of agile estimation in Scrum teams resembling a "séance"; whereby the team gathers around the table and stares at a number of user story cards expecting something unnatural to happen. How true!  This gave me an idea for a different type of iterative estimation that I tried in practice with ‘Team Woodstock’.

Ouija Board Estimation
During a recent training course I ran, one of the delegates made a joke about the nature of agile estimation in Scrum teams resembling a "séance"; whereby the team gathers around the table and stares at a number of user story cards expecting something unnatural to happen. How true!  This gave me an idea for a different type of iterative estimation that I tried in practice with ‘Team Woodstock’.

An Inside Job
External consultants bring a wealth of experience and an objective perspective to the classroom. However, we have been experimenting with running internal certified ScrumMaster courses ourselves. Bringing the training in-house has resulted in some significant benefits but has also brought some significant challenges.

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Scrum
Paul Goddard explores the parallels between agile development and music composition and performance.