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In decades of experience within technical businesses, I’ve come to understand that technical skills pale into insignificance beside our ability to nurture productive collaborative relationships. If you’re in an organisation that wants to improve things for the better, you may find my services to you of profound benefit.
Throughout my career I’ve inspired people to realise more of their potential. I spent three years as founder and CEO of Familiar, Europe’s UK’s first 100% Agile software house and digital consultancy, serving major Digital Business clients in Telecoms, Finance, Banking, Travel, Media, and eBusiness.
Ian is a consultant, coach, trainer and speaker on all topics related to Lean, Kanban and Agile software development.
With over 30 years of hands-on experience he has a solid track record of helping clients nurture high performance teams. He makes software development less painful – for the people that build it, and those who use it.
Ian has trained and coached hundreds of software development teams in Kanban and Agile techniques. He’s been an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP)and Accredited Kanban Consultant (AKC).
Ian founded Lean Agile Manchester. He is a regular speaker at Agile, Lean and Kanban related conferences including Agile in the Public Sector, Kanban Leadership Retreat, Lean Agile Scotland, Agile Yorkshire, Manchester Barcamp, Lean Kanban France, and Modern Management Methods: Lean Kanban UK.
Specialties: Lean, Kanban, XP, Lean Portfolio Management, Systems Thinking, Inventor of Systemic Flow Mapping, Agile Enablement, Coaching, Scrum, Continuous Delivery, Software Estimation, Software Delivery.
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