Andy began his computing career building poorly assembled websites for friends and family, and to this day continues to underperform in all personal attempts to create interesting web design. Thankfully, on leaving University Andy found his calling in building professional backend and reporting services for major companies, later moving into people focused team leadership roles.
Andy has experienced full software lifecycles in both an Agile and project management driven context, and has spent the last seven years managing and facilitating multi-discipline teams within Agile environments.
A firm believer that great teams build great products, Andy an Lead Agile Concultant for IBM, driving Agile transformation through common sense and fun practices.
IBM, Agile Lead Consultant
December 2014 - Present, Bristol, GB
Responsible for client agile exploration and training in scrum and wider agility.
Monitise, Head of Agile
January 2014 - Present, Cardiff, GB
I am Head of Agile for Professional Services and R&D at Monitise. I am responsible for overseeing our Agile practices, and ensuring alignment in our behaviors where possible. My team lead, train and coach Agile frameworks and values and ensure we are aligning delivery strategy with defined business value.
Monitise, Scrum Master
September 2011 - January 2014, Cardiff, Cardiff, GB
Monitise is a mobile banking services company, that is attempting to make a shift into Product delivery. My core role was as a Scrum Master for the R&D group, while in addition offering my services as a Coach to accounts that required development process support. This would often take the form of training, running retrospectives, planning or stand-ups.
Centrica, Scrum Master
March 2011 - September 2011, Staines, GB
An interesting insight into Scrum at scale. including PM's as part of the delivery mechanism, and working with SAP, it was certainty a learning experience into the limitations of Scrum application, with how valuable the ceremonies and artifacts can be to support the delivery.
Nokia Music, Scrum Master
November 2007 - February 2011, Bristol, Select a State, GB
My role was a Scrum Master for one of Nokia Music’s R&D three .net development teams, responsible for delivering web services to the front end development teams.