Born in Cheltenham 1978 Robert is a Software Consultant specialising in the group of Software Development methodologies known as “Agile” and “Lean”.
His background is in Java Software development and has recently worked with Deutsche Bank, Orange/Everything Everywhere and RBS. He is currently working in the realm of DevOps helping teams improve their release, monitoring and learning. His other roles as a coach have involved scrum mastering, retrospective facilitation, bringing order to chaos, traceability to processes and not least performing proof of concepts to new ideas using automation tools.
Robert first came across the concept of Agile development while at RBS where a consultant team from ThoughtWorks came and coached a greenfield project, introducing mainly BDD/TDD, XP (Extreme Programming) and “Scrum” concepts, this revolutionised his approach to software delivery. This blog (or maybe its a bliki?) is here to share some of his observations which may be of use to others.
In his spare time Robert enjoys walking with his family (pictured), movies as well as running to keep “fit” as well as helping out his local church.