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Dave Spooner


Application Development Manager, Oasis Healthcare

Location: Bristol, UK


Certified ScrumMaster



Dave Spooner is an enthusiastic and adaptable Scrum Master, Development Manager, and Project Manager with seven years experience in New Zealand and the UK.

Dave's experience as a C# Developer, Project Manager, Scrum Master and Development Manager has built an excellent breadth of knowledge about all things agile, as well as the whole software development industry. 

Having consulted for a range of clients, Dave has introduced Scrum and Kanban into multiple development teams.  With experience in all aspects of Scrum from introduction to new teams, coaching developed teams, and evolving experienced teams to strive for continuous improvement; Dave lives and breathes agility.

At Oasis Dave has built an internal Application Development team from scratch, with a strong focus on Agile development principles and automated testing. The Application Development team now manage all software development and maintenance of Oasis' IT solutions, bringing previously contractor supported software in-house.

Responsible for data retrieval and SQL database design, financial applications, website architecture, online portals, and the intranet; the development team is continuing to grow as they demonstrate the value of in-house software development to the company.

Dave is currently managing a development team and multiple projects of approx £500k. His driving focus is building self organising and motivated teams, and Scrum is a great methodology to facilitate this.

Work experience

Oasis Healthcare, Application Development Manager
August 2013 - Present, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Oasis is a leading provider of NHS and private dental care in the UK. With over 200 practices we provide for over 1.5 million patients. At Oasis I have built a cross functional development team with development and testing experience, as well as managing various technical projects of approximately £500K. Recently I have also had strong input into Oasis’ future IT strategy since new owners came on board in May.

My agile development experience has helped me create a new team, building a strong culture focussed on delivering quality through automated testing and software control, working together, satisfying stakeholders, and keeping happy.  My flat management style has formed a team that drives and motivates themselves to deliver, and the team is continuing to grow as we demonstrate value to the business.

Vision and Contour, Software Development Manager
November 2011 - July 2012, Hamilton, New Zealand

Vision and Contour are creating cutting edge prototypes to be sold and applied to the agricultural sector. I managed a small Scrum software development team, developing a prototype automatic cow milking machine, to be retrofitted to existing rotary milking sheds.


ñ  Managed agile development process and sprint goals throughout the project

ñ  Consulted on available technologies and interfaces for hardware and software communication

ñ  Directed and mentored .Net developers


ñ  Set and managed budgets and time scales with client

Ignition Software, Contractor
January 2011 - January 2012, Hamilton, New Zealand

I performed a range of tasks as a Software Contractor for Ignition Software.

Gallagher Group Limited – Cardax Security, Software Engineer
December 2007 - January 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand

Working on Cardax Security Management System, a globally recognised access control and security system. Working both individually and as part of an agile development Scrum team on projects ranging from days to over a year of development. I started as a Junior Software Developer and was promoted to Software Engineer.

ñ  C# and C++ design and development within a Scrum environment.


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