Stuart provides consulting and coaching services to individuals, teams and organisations wanting to continually learn and improve. He is dedicated to helping people be happy and has worked for startups and Global 100 companies in the UK before moving to Singapore in 2011. He has been writing and delivering software for over 20 years on products for low-latency financial investment trading, financial modelling, operational risk and 3D computer aided modelling.
Stuart recognises many people don't realise, yet: the very survival of their organisation depends upon its ability to maintain adaptable and affordable software systems. An understanding of how this is possible and how to transform teams to accomplish it is a particular focus for him. He has been a proponent of XP practices since 2001, when his best friend lent him a copy of 'Extreme Programming Explained'. More than a decade later, and with the experience of working in and helping transform teams and organisations, he continues to learn and to help others learn how to achieve their own goals.
Stuart's interest in understanding how people, teams and organisation work goes back a long way. He read Deming's 'Out of the Crisis' around 1990 and has spent much of the rest of his life learning and experiencing how to consciously improve practices and focus on what's important, not just what can be measured. His objective remains constant: to delight his clients, by helping them be able to delight their own.