Ian Davies - Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner
My name is Ian Davies and I have worked in web development for over 10 years since graduating from the University of Greenwich in 2004. During this time I have held numerous roles starting as Junior Dev before moving up “through the ranks” to middleweight dev, senior dev, Technical Director and finally Scrum Master. I was introduced to Agile in 2011 when I was leading a team of developers for Cosmos Holidays by the new Head of Web Development. I’d heard of Agile but had never really practised it previously having dismissed it somewhat as it sounding like common sense. I look back now and realise how wrong I was!
Having now worked using Scrum in multiple organisations I can see the huge benefit this brings. I’ve found productivity within the team to be much higher, code/features are delivered sooner and on-time and the biggest benefit I’ve found is that the scrum team and the business are brought closer together to work towards a common goal.
I certified as a Scrum Master with The Scrum Alliance in May 2013 and added to this with my Certified Product Owner certification July 2014.
I currently work as a contract Scrum Master through my own Company – Get Some Pixels Ltd. My mum thinks I play rugby…. bless her
When not in work I am a devoted father and husband to Lindsay, Freddie and Jessica and also play cricket during the summer.
Ministry Of Justice, Delivery Manager
March 2015 - Present, Croydon, GB
Delivery Manager (read Scrum Master) for the Online Case Progression team working in the wider Common Platform Programme in the Crown Prosecution Service and Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service (which both come under the wing of the Ministry of Justice).
Home Office, Agile Delivery Manager
October 2014 - March 2015, London, GB
Worked as an Agile Delivery Manager practicing scrum with multiple teams working on short turnaround projects for Home Office Digital.
Control Risks, Scrum Master
September 2014 - October 2014, London, London, GB
Scrum master contract working with the Core application development team working on the Incident Management Platform and Incident Mapping solution.
Monarch Airlines, Scrum Master
February 2014 - August 2014, Luton, Befordshire, GB
Implemented Scrum into the web development team from scratch. Responsible for the entire Scrum process for firstly a small team of 5 and then a larger team of 10 developers, testers.
Worked extensively with two relatively new PO's who hadnt worked with Scrum before.
BookaTable, Scrum Master
September 2013 - February 2014, London, London, GB
Scrum master for one of the merchant product teams. Team size was between 6 and 13
Cosmos Holidays, Team Leader / Scrum Master
April 2011 - October 2012, Bromley, Kent, GB
Team leader and Scrum Master for a development team focused on the Tour Operator's numerous websites and booking paths.
Team size ranged from 4 to 8.