Delivering Quality Software

My Skills & Experience

I have a love of coaching and a continuing appetite for self-learning

I am a leader by example, who works with colleagues at all levels to deliver high quality and valuable software in a culture of continuous improvement. I have successfully helped teams be more effective within challenging e-commerce environments using innovative methods.

  • I have led teams of upwards of 50 people, with responsibility for multi-million pound budgets. I drive success through a strategy of safe and open learning, and by removing obstacles for self owned improvement for all team members.

  • I have adapted process to the organisational context and challenges at hand. Identifying constraints through retrospectives and metrics to facilitate improvements to the cycle time from idea to safe change and feedback (learning).

  • I have implemented broad automation within teams. Focusing on rapid feedback (learning) mechanisms to support the improvement of release to live capability to multiple times daily.

  • I have engaged with the agile software delivery and testing communities. Participating in and contributing to various groups in Manchester such as The North West Tester Gathering (co-founder/organiser), Manchester Tech Nights (speaker), The Defectives (speaker), DevOps Manchester, and Lean Agile Manchester.

Some kinds words from people I have worked with.

North West Tester Gathering

Blog Posts

The opinions and views expressed are my own.