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David Grant


Product Director, Sorenson Media Ltd

Location: Cardiff, UK



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Groups I belong to

South Wales Agile Group


I'm an agile coach and software development consultant working in and around the Cardiff and South Wales area, including Bristol, Newport and Swansea.

I'm passionate about helping teams to achieve their true potential from the inside as a team member, or from the outside, as a coach.  Get in touch for a chat, or to see how I can help you and your team to deliver great software and have fun at the same time!

I am a co-organizer of the the South Wales Agile Group, so if you're in the area and want to meet up, get in touch!

Work experience

Monitise, Scrum Master
October 2013 - Present, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

I'm serving as a Scrum Master for a team delivering a mobile point of sale (mPOS) application platform to the global financial market.

UCAS, Scrum Master
May 2013 - October 2013, Cheltenham, UK, United Kingdom

Contract Scrum Master and software engineer working on Teacher Training Application for 2014. I have coached the team in its use of Scrum and agile methodologies, including topics such as prioritizing stories, holding retrospectives to drive improvement and regularly grooming the product backlog.

Specific Media, Scrum Master
November 2011 - May 2013, Cardiff, UK, United Kingdom
At Specific Media, I started as a Scrum team member, before being asked by the team to take over the Scrum Master role, and to provide coaching to team members on Scrum practices. I was a major contributor to the wider improvement program of Specific Media's approach to Scrum and agile methodologies, including chairing a weekly scrum community of practice.

Monitise, Java Team Leader
May 2011 - November 2012, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
At Monitise I was a Java Team Leader, following a process operating roughly within the Scrum framework. When I moved to a new project, I pushed for a more revolutionary commitment to Scrum practices, including working in iterative and incremental development cycles, and working at a sustainable pace. The project saw a marked increase in productivity and developer satisfaction, but ultimately, the client could not commit to even two week iterations, so the approach was abandoned after one release cycle.


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