Paul Goddard
Agile Coach at Agilify.
England, UK

Biography

Paul Goddard is an agile coach with experience of working with several scrum teams and projects, and is a keen practitioner and trainer of scrum and agile delivery.

Starting as one of the first practicing ScrumMasters within BT (formerly British Telecom), he now acts as an independent coach for teams new to scrum and agile techniques. His coaching skills have been used on some of the largest agile transformation projects in the world to date, including multiple geographically dispersed teams using an offshore model. Paul's experience with enterprise scrum was widened while acting as a ScrumMaster for Nokia where he was involved with both applying, teaching and coaching scrum. 

As an independent coach and trainer, Paul has aided several other companies on their agile journeys in a variety of industries ranging from small independent holiday travel companies through to multi-national technology and consultancy providers.

His first book Improv-ing Agile Teams: Using Creativity To Unlock Creativity brings together two of his passions; coaching agile teams and improvisational theatre. The principles and practices are so closely linked, he uses them every day of his working and personal life. A regular speaker at agile conferences worldwide, Paul is also a long-standing member and contributor to the agile community in the UK and Europe.

You can contact Paul through www.agilify.co.uk.

Work Experience

Agilify Ltd, Agile Coach
2008-03-01 - Present, Bath, Select a State, United Kingdom
Working as an independent coach, trainer and consultant specialising in Scrum.
Nokia, ScrumMaster
2009-06-22 - 2010-04-23, Bristol, UK, United Kingdom
ScrumMaster for Nokia Music R&D.
British Telecom (BT), Agile Coach
2004-09-18 - 2009-05-31, London, UK, United Kingdom
Part of the original agile coaching team, supporting BT's agile transformation. Providing training, coaching and consultancy across the company to a variety of teams, projects and programmes.