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Jose Casal

  

Director, Actineo Consulting LLP

Location: London, UK


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider

Credentials

Biography

Jose Casal is a business improvement professional and coach. Starting out as a software developer, Jose quickly realised that he loved helping others succeed using agile. He is intensely passionate about modern management methodologies focusing primarily on Lean Kanban, Agile and strengths-based leadership. Jose is both a trainer and a student, striving to learn continuously and to help introduce or support the use of agile principles in companies. He has worked with large private and public sector organisations such as The Scottish Government, Credit Suisse, Capita, Student Loans Company, NHS Choices, University of Kent and P&O Ferries.

Jose is the Founder and Chair of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group and the lead creator of the BCS Agile Foundation Certificate (contributing the official syllabus, exam questions and training materials). He is also the chair of the London Lean Kanban Day (LLKD) and Playcamp UK conferences.

As an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer Jose has a few certifications under his belt, here are just a few of them: Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), certified APMG AgilePM Trainer, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), DSDM Advanced Practitioner, BCS Agile Trainer and Innovation Games Collaboration Architect.

Organizations I Train Through

Work experience

Actineo Consulting LLP, Lean & Agile Coach and Trainer
November 2015 - Present, London, United Kingdom
Lean and Agile Coach and Trainer providing consultancy, coaching, training and delivery services to our clients.

BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group, Chairman
January 2012 - Present, London, United Kingdom
Chairman of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group. BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT with over 70,000 members worldwide.

Actinium Partners LLP, Lean & Agile Coach
June 2014 - October 2015, London, UK, United Kingdom
Lean and Agile Coach & Trainer working with a number of public sector and private clients.

The Scottish Government, Agile Coach & Programme Director
September 2014 - August 2015, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Initially started my engagement as a Product Owner coach. This was later on expanded to be a coach for the entire department management team and then as the Programme Director responsible for the successful delivery of the programme of work. We used Scrum and Kanban practices in our day-tp-day activities.

RADTAC Ltd., Head of Training & Principal Agile Coach
August 2012 - June 2014, London, United Kingdom

Responsible for the Training portfolio of RADTAC that includes certified Scrum courses (provided via two CSTs), Scrum Alliance Extended Education courses, Lean Kanban University accredited Kanban courses, APMG Agile Project Management courses and a wide range of other Agile-related courses.

I have led the creation of the new BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile Practice that focuses on the core foundations of the Agile movement.

In this role, I also work as a Principal Coach working with RADTAC clients in a range of industries including Finance, Transport, Tourism, Pharma, e-Commerce, Public Sector and others.

Credit Suisse, Senior Coach (Agile)
April 2012 - October 2012, London, United Kingdom

Senior Agile coach based in London working in the Software Development Process Harmonisation (SDPH) project at Credit Suisse with a focus on Scrum coaching.

RADTAC Ltd., Associate Consultant
January 2011 - August 2012, London, United Kingdom

Associate consultant with RADTAC specialising on Entreprise Agile Adoption projects, Agile coaching and trainer of non-certified Scrum courses.

Evening Coders Limited, Agile Coach & Transformation Consultant
January 2011 - August 2012, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Working as an Agile Coach and Transformation Consultant with a number of client in the private and public sectors. Using a blend of Agile methods including, mainly, XP and Scrum, but also DSDM and Kanban.

Capita SIMS, Agile Coach & Transformation Cconsultant
January 2011 - June 2012, Bedford, United Kingdom
Agile coach and transformation consultant responsible for a number of Scrum teams working on a complex Enterprise Agile organisation that used a blend of Agile Methods including XP, Scrum, Agile Project Management (DSDM) and Kanban.

P&O Ferries, Development Manager
April 2006 - November 2010, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom
Development Manager responsible for the introduction of robust Agile practices (including XP, Scrum, Kanban and DSDM) to a team of 30 software developers

 

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