Get certified - Transform your world of work today

Close

Paul Goddard

  

Agile Coach, Agilify

Location: England, UK


Certifications

Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Enterprise Coach
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider

Credentials


My Courses

Improv-ing Agile Teams Workshop
8 September, 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom

Certified ScrumMaster®
12-13 September, 2016
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
27-28 September, 2016
Location: Bucharest, Romania

Improv-ing Agile Teams Workshop
29 September, 2016
Location: Bucharest, Romania

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
10-11 October, 2016
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

More Courses

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.

Approved Courses

CSD

  • GUERRILLAXP (Technical)

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster

CSPO

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Continuing Education

  • Advanced Scrum Master
  • Front Row Agile Online Training
  • Improv-ing Agile Teams Workshop
  • Improv-ing Agile Teams
  • The THEMED Retrospective Handbook

Work experience

Agilify Ltd, Agile Coach
March 2008 - Present, Bath, Select a State, United Kingdom
Working as an independent coach, trainer and consultant specialising in Scrum.

Nokia, ScrumMaster
June 2009 - April 2010, Bristol, UK, United Kingdom
ScrumMaster for Nokia Music R&D.

British Telecom (BT), Agile Coach
September 2004 - May 2009, 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.

Articles I've written

An Inside Job
External consultants bring a wealth of experience and an objective perspective to the classroom. However, we have been experimenting with running internal certified ScrumMaster courses ourselves. Bringing the training in-house has resulted in some significant benefits but has also brought some significant challenges.

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Scrum
Paul Goddard explores the parallels between agile development and music composition and performance.

Ouija Board Estimation
During a recent training course I ran, one of the delegates made a joke about the nature of agile estimation in Scrum teams resembling a "séance"; whereby the team gathers around the table and stares at a number of user story cards expecting something unnatural to happen. How true!  This gave me an idea for a different type of iterative estimation that I tried in practice with ‘Team Woodstock’.

Ouija Board Estimation
During a recent training course I ran, one of the delegates made a joke about the nature of agile estimation in Scrum teams resembling a "séance"; whereby the team gathers around the table and stares at a number of user story cards expecting something unnatural to happen. How true!  This gave me an idea for a different type of iterative estimation that I tried in practice with ‘Team Woodstock’.

10 Tips for a Great Retrospective
Over the years, we've facilitated and observed many retrospectives – in fact, we would struggle to guess just how many. Here we share our top 10 tips for running a great retrospective.

More Articles

 

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe