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Where have I delivered Great Agile

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Year 
Client 
Role 
Headlines 
 
Agile Coach 
Maintain Team Safety  
Cultivated Equal Voice 
One to One Coaching 
 
Agile Coach  
Establish Scrum Ceremonies 
Champion Product Refinement 
Nurture Team Safety & Well Being 
Agile 
Consultant 
Understand current position 
Understand programme goal 
Create recovery plan 
B2B 
Opportunity 
Invited to join RBS Team 
Senior Agile Practitioners 
Short sharpe engagement 
 
Agile Team Coach 
Establish Scrum Ceremonies 
Calm workplace tension 
Demonstrate kindness not fear 
B2B 
Opportunity 
Invited to fulfill role 
Multi site team support 
Consultancy already provided 
SAFe 
Consultant 
Advise on TCS SAFe Transformation 
Advise on current SAFe practices 
Advise on value 
B2B 
Opportunity 
Invited to fill role 
Good relationship with owner 
Attended advanced courses 
Agile Coach 
SAFe 
Team over four Nordic sites 
Commute to Copenhagen 
Big room planning (PI) 
B2B 
Opportunity 
Joined team of seven coaches 
Alani based in USA 
Client in Nordics, Europe 
Agile Delivery Coach 
Shaped Agile CoE 
Recovered Failing Programme 
Visit off-shore Developers 
Agile Coach 
Advised to observe not act 
Drive to reduce coaching support 
Agile practices Command Control 
Agile Delivery Coach 
Non-IT 
Incubator with RBS Marketing 
Service Delivery visible work 
Multi site support and guidance 
Agile Delivery Coach 
Non-IT 
Introduce Agile to Marketing 
Make work visible and reportable 
Create a sense of team 
Senior ScrumMaster 
& Delivery Coach 
Programme of work for China 
Off-Shore team (PMC) onshore  
New approach to organisation 
Senior ScrumMaster 
& Delivery Coach 
Galaxay Digital Transformation 
Team ceremonies 
Team health and well being 
Year 
Role 
Client 
ScrumMaster 
Agile Coach 
ScrumMaster 
Agile Coach 
Agile 
Consultant 
Agile Team Coach 
Leadership 
Coach 
SAFe 
Consultant 
Agile Coach 
SAFe 4.0 
Agile Coach 
Agile 
Delivery Coach 
Agile Adoption 
Coach 
Senior ScrumMaster 
Delivery Coach 
Senior 
ScrumMaster 
Delivery Coach 
Principle 
Consultant 
Agile 
Consultant 
Senior 
ScrumMaster 
Agile 
Project Manager 
2020 
Rimilia 
Establish Agile Practices & Methods 
with Team Safety and Equal Voice 
Role 
 
A wonderful opportunity to work with a growing company as Rimilia focus upon their use of Agile Practices and Methods to bring about greater success. 
 
Over time, as we were able to listen to their system, we crafted success with people and process that improved learnt and ingrained cultural behaviour. 
 
Examples of our success 
Communited of Practice to engourage team growth 
Unoffical Toastmasters to support the delivery teams with public speaking 
One to one Coaching for those members who valued extra support 
Work with other areas of the business to organise their approach 
Significant cultural change for the team members and therefore the leadership  
2019 
Rimilia 
Establish Agile Practices & Methods 
Team Safety and Equal Voice 
Role 
 
A wonderful opportunity to work with a growing company as Rimilia focused upon their use of Agile Practices and Methods to bring about greater success. 
 
To begin with we focused upon the Team Health and established a workable Scrum Process to support delivery goals. 
 
Example of what the teams needed 
Daily Scrum / Stand-Ups (Call-In) reduced to 15 min goal 
Team physical boards to learn how Scrum can support success 
Use of JIRA to support reporting 
Sprint Demo to share Business Value 
Sprint Review to consider delivery team success and setbacks 
Sprint Retrospective to consider the team process 
Regular Product Backlog Refinement to make work ready 
2018 
Adaptavis 
Accelerating Performance through 
every day excellence 
B2B Opportunity 
 
Adaptavis invited me to support them in a short piece of work for RBS 
Royal Bank of Scotland 
Heath Check on Agile Programme 
Role 
 
As a team of four senior practioners, Adaptivas worked with the leadership and teams to understand how much progress had been made against the original plan. From here we shared the truth and facilitated the creation of a revised plan for delivery. 
Adventures with Agile 
Trainers, Coaches & Facilitators 
 
B2B Opportunity 
 
I met Simon Powers, the owner of Adventures with Agile (AWA), on specialist training. Here we both embraced that the have similar views and approaches on how to best support our clients. From here I have been able to support AWA to fulfil some unique client goals.  
 
The Beautiful State: Achieving Higher Performance 
Certified Agile Leadership 2 (CAL2) 
ITW CP (UK) 
Inspire Tired Teams & Support Leadership 
Role  
 
An unique opportunity to support two product teams, acoss two sites, who have been using the intent of Scrum will limited success. The reintroduction of our Scrum Values and Scrum Principles helped to empower the team members.  
 
Agile Delivery Coach & Counsel 
Distributed Product Teams across two sites 
Required some careful engagement to reassure and align 
Significant change to approach needed to adopt Scrum 
 
2017 
Adventures with Agile 
Trainers, Coaches & Facilitators 
B2B Opportunity 
 
I met Simon Powers, the owner of Adventures with Agile (AWA), on specialist training. Here we both embraced that the have similar views and approaches on how to best support our clients. From here I have been able to support AWA to fulfil some unique client goals.  
 
Certified Agile Leadership 1 (CAL1) 
 
Marks & Spencer.com 
Leadership & Agile Coach 
Role 
 
My brief was to support the Leadership Team of Marks & Spencer.com to consider their current world and address some of the recommendations from a recent PWC audit report towards Agile. My practical experience futher identified some areas where M&S.com could improve using SAFe to realise the intended value. 
 
Reframe and mitigate recommendations from PWC Agile Audit Report 
Reenergise, mobilise and empower team level engagement 
Improve M&S.com awareness of SAFe 
Provide SAFe Consultantcy for the M&S Transformation Team with TCS 
Alani 
for True Enterprise Agility 
B2B Opportunity 
 
Approached by Alani Enterprise Agility to support a SAFe implementation for Nordea.  
Nordea Bank 
SAFe Transformation Programme 
Role 
 
I joined an existing team of Coaches in the Nordics, after being approach by Alani Consulting, to support the continued rollout of the Scaled Agile Framework. Seven coaches supported Value Streams and Teams over four locations. 
 
Promoted the assessment of Team capabilities 
Raised awareness of well being and collective health 
Took action as too many plates were spinning 
2016 
Barclays Bank 
CIO Reporting - Portfolio Delivery Approach 
Role 
 
A fresh and exciting opportunity to consider Agility delivery approaches for various CIO Reporting portfolios, with distributed teams, who are already achieving degrees of delivery success. Establish broken bonds with the wider Business Units and Agility Groups. 
 
Agile Delivery Coach 
Distributed Teams of 250 + 
Solid Barclays Coaching Community 
Cultural change / relearning how to be successful 
Walgreen Boots Alliance 
Agile Centre of Excellence (CoE) 
Role 
 
My IT director from the House of Fraser brought me into Walgreens Boots Alliance with a view to scale agile practices within his IT department. Our previous work together had demonstrated the value that can be from running multiple Scrum Build & Test teams. 
 
Member of a team of Agile Delivery Coaches 
Scrum, XP and Kanban methods 
Team support across all initiatives 
Encourage business towards Business Product Owners 
Significant organisational change / new delivery approach 
2015 
Agile Delivery Coach 
Group Brands and Marketing 
Role 
 
Having been approached to support a bid from Optima, Lloyds approached me directly following my presales submission. The functions of Marketing Transformation were already in the throes of business change and need some support and direction to facilitate success. My goal was to offer the use of key Agile (Scrum, XP and KanBan) methods and practices with a view to scale successes in a business space (not software development). 
 
Agile Adoption Assessments 
Agile Communities of Practice 
Agile Awareness Sessions 
Trialled Agile Surgery 
New WebEx Capability 
Agile Experiment with Marketing Team 
Bank of Scotland Incubator Team 
Role 
 
A fresh and exciting opportunity to consider Agility delivery approaches for various CIO Reporting portfolios, with distributed teams, who are already achieving degrees of delivery success. Establish broken bonds with the wider Business Units and Agility Groups. 
 
Agile Delivery Coach 
Co-Located Team of 20 (+/- 5) 
Encouragement towards Business POs 
Next step towards future Transformation 
Significant change / New delivery approach 
2014 
Galaxy Digital Transformation 
Senior ScrumMaster/Stream Lead 
Role 
 
Joined Lloyds Banking Group to support Public Site Refresh Theme and start their transformation from existing delivery practices to the viable adoption of Agile practices in line with the Galaxy Transformation Programme Accelerated Delivery Model. 
 
Senior ScrumMaster & Delivery Coach for Public Site 
Programme Distributed Team of 100+ 
POs available to the teams 
Transformation Programme of seven areas 
Established transformation programme 
Programme of Work 
Senior ScrumMaster & Delivery Coach 
Role 
 
Here I joined House of Fraser at an exciting point near the start of their Digital Transformation to act as their Senior ScrumMaster and Agile Delivery Coach. Their ambition to adopt an agile approach was new to the organisation other than the hire of senior specialist to create a core build & test team. 
 
Establish a core senior team and reach agreement on approach 
Off-shore third party (PMC) came on shore to build relationship and learn approach 
Use Serious Play to reinforce learning opportunities with all team 
Enabled delivery teams to be self-managing and self-organising 
Escorted PMC back to Varoda in India to ensure practices were possible 
2013 
Galaxy Digital Transformation 
Senior ScrumMaster/Stream Lead 
Role 
 
Joined Lloyds Banking Group to support Public Site Refresh Theme and start their transformation from existing delivery practices to the viable adoption of Agile practices in line with the Galaxy Transformation Programme Accelerated Delivery Model. 
 
Senior ScrumMaster & Delivery Coach for Public Site 
Programme Distributed Team of 100+ 
POs available to the teams 
Transformation Programme of seven areas 
Established transformation programme 
2012 
Agile Programme Coach 
Australia's Largest Telecoms Provider 
Role 
 
Helped to bring to life a new programme of work from an idea with Senior Business Stakeholders through to building multiple work-streams to deliver towards a three year service transformation. 
 
Delivery Coach for entire Programme 
Co-Located Team of 21 (+/-7) 
PO's available to teams 
Programme of three workstreams 
New delivery approach 
Agile Leadership & Principle Consultant 
Role 
 
Approached directly to support an eight week Agile experiment with NetCracker and Infosys with a goal to advance beyond the delivery constraints of the existing approach. 
 
Agile Leadership Team 
 
One of three Specialist Capability Leads 
Shape business delivery 
High profile India Visit 
2011 
Telstra 
Australia's Largest Telecoms Provider 
Role 
Having gained the support of the Leadership Team and then Business Stakeholders, I enabled a waterfall process driven delivery team to achieve their first release using hybrid Agile practices. 
 
Examples of Coaching Success 
Gained the confidence of Leadership Team and Business Stakeholder 
Raised collective awareness of the 'highest priority first' delivery approach 
Facilitated Infosys on-shore delivery co-ordination 
Supported Infosys off-shore execution teams 
Greatly improved long standing client relationship 
GRV Greyhound Racing Victoria 
Online Gambling 
Role 
 
$2.6m project to transform business delivery from administration based to customer self service Bespoke .Net web application hosted with Microsoft Azure Cloud technology. 
 
ScrumMaster who established Project 
Distributed Dev &Test Team of 14 (+/- 7) 
PO available to Team 
Project of two teams 
New delivery approach 
2010 
SMS Management & Technology 
Agile Consultant 
Role 
 
My wife and I relocated to Melbourne Australia so I could support a growing agile capability. Whilst adjusting to a new life, I identified and demonstrated the value in applying Scrum Practices to non software delivery within SMS. 
 
High profile overseas hire with relocation 
Demonstrated the value of Scrum to business areas 
2009 
Agile Project Manager 
Online Multi-Channel Retail 
Role 
 
£4.3m project to replace the front-end Trade Counter customer transaction system for 150 branches. Reshape the customer experience for faster transactions, alternative products and product up-sell 
 
ScrumMaster for Web Site Work-Stream 
Distributed Dev & Test Team of 7 (+/- 2) 
PO team available to support 
Programme of four work-stream 
Established delivery approach 
2007 
Agile Project Manager 
Non-Fault Incident Management 
Role 
 
7m project to replace the end-to-end claims handling business systems and associated work-arounds. Increase the operational capability to accept and successfully claim or litigate cases. 
 
ScrumMaster for Financial Work-Stream 
Co-Located Team of 7 (+/-2) 
Expert Product Owner sat with team 
Programme of five workstreams 
Established delivery approach 
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