An experienced technical and commercial leader with over 25 years in the IT industry; 20 of which have been spent in software development. I am passionate about improving software delivery right across the lifecycle, from business idea through to production quality code.
As an active member of the Agile community I have built close associations with other thought leaders and contributed new thinking in areas such as scaling Agile techniques to support large programmes.
As the CTO of Conchango I formed the Agile practice and was responsible for the Scrum for Team System tools group. EMC acquired Conchango in 2008, leading to a new role as Global Head of Agile for EMC Consulting.
Along with some very talented colleagues, we formed RippleRock in late 2009 to dedicate itself to the task of assisting customers drive dramatic improvements in their software development capability.
November 2009 - Present, London
RippleRock is expressly set up to assist customers drive dramatic improvements in their software development capability. We apply our expertise across the full lifecycle; facilitating organisational transformation to enable Agile practices, all the way through to improving engineering practices within the teams.
The team at RippleRock have a strong track record in the Agile space, providing access to some of the leading exponents of Lean and Agile thinking in the UK, with the particular blend of skills required to work with people, process, organisations and tools.
Conchango/EMC Consulting, CTO
June 1991 - November 2009, London, United Kingdom
Conchango was a successful software consultancy that worked with clients to deliver a wide variety of applications and transactional web sites. We were early adopters of Agile practices and collaborated with Ken Schwaber to help bring Scrum to the attention of UK businesses. The Conchango “Scrum for Team System” process template for Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server platform was an enormous success, used by thousands of organisations around the globe.
In 2008 Conchango was acquired by EMC Corporation.