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Stuart Young

  

Live Illustrator/ Business Visualiser, Radtac

Location: London


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Registered Education Provider

My Courses

Innovation through Visualisation
5 August, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL, United States of America

Biography

I am a professional live illustrator with extensive traditional/ Agile Project management experience and a deep-rooted appreciation for Agile Principles specifically focusing on the principles of Scrum. After graduating with a design degree I spent over 10 years working in the public sector. During this period as a Business Analyst I discovered visual techniques that assisted teams to identify service improvements by reducing process inefficiencies. With proven success this in turn led me to receive a variety of awards. Over time I grew accustomed to Agile ways of working, becoming a Certified Scrum Master, DSDM Agile Analyst as well as a Lean and Kanban Practitioner. I have harnessed my coaching, analytical and creative skills to translate concepts and processes into engaging visuals during team Retrospectives, ideation sessions, events and conferences. With international notoriety within the Agile Community, I have provided services at various Scrum Alliance Global Gatherings/ Retreats. In addition I have illustrated at an endless list of popular Agile conferences such as the Agile Testing Days in Berlin, the Lean Agile Scotland Conference and the London Lean Kanban event. Combining both creative and analytical skills I contribute to team visioning/ planning workshops and retrospectives by offering captivating visuals that crystallise ideas and learning. When I’m not coaching, delivering training and live illustrating, I am running a number of artistry workshops to support individuals to gain the confidence to draw and collaborate effectively. The newly gained skills assist teams to solve problems and map ideas with the use of graphic metaphors and additional visualisation techniques.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

Continuing Education

  • Kanban Practitioner for Scrum Teams
  • Innovation through Visualisation

Work experience

Radtac, Live Illustrator/ Business Visualiser/ Trainer
October 2015 - Present, London, United Kingdom
Having harnessed my coaching, analytical and creative skills at Oxfordshire County Council and having visualised at an array of Agile Events/ conferences as an independent live illustrator, I was provided with the opportunity to consolidate all of these skills and experiences for Radtac where I would take on the role of Agile Trainer, Business Visualiser and Live Illustrator.

Illustration Station, Live Illustrator/ Business Visualiser
March 2014 - September 2015, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
As a sole trader I would offer my services as a live illustrator to assist with events, conferences and seminars primarily for the Agile Community.

Oxfordshire County Council, Business Process Analyst/ Agile coach
October 2011 - September 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom
I took on the role as a Business Process Analyst with vast experience as a facilitator/ coach and with a multitude of visualisation skills. Over time I enhanced my role by obtaining an array of analytical/ digital skills that assisted me in becoming more T-Shaped. Whilst working at the Council within a 'Continuous Improvement' team I was inspired by Agile practices and how we could enhance the delivery of projects across the organisation. Although the organisations primary project management methodology was Prince 2, having attended several Scrum events I continued to facilitate scrum practices and approaches to my team.

 

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