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Harry Brice

Agile Coach

Can work in or around London

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate €684 / day
  • Experience 2-7 years
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Location and workplace preferences

Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around London and 50km

Preferences

Project length
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months

Verifications

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Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual

Categories

Skills (19)

Harry in a few words

I’m an approachable and pragmatic person with a deep understanding of Agile. During my career, I have delivered, coached, mentored and trained at various levels of the organisations I have worked in. I view my purpose as helping individuals and teams find their untapped potential, enabling them to build products which their customers can’t live without.

Experience

Paymentsense/Dojo

Digital & IT

Agile Coach

Paddington, England, United Kingdom

July 2021 - Today (1 year and 6 months)

During my time in Dojo I operated at various levels with the org, this included individual, team/squad, and org-wide.

- Led the initiative to work with Leadership to define and implement best practices and standards within the Product org
- Mediated conflict and tension between colleagues at various levels of seniority
- Worked with multiple squads on a daily basis to drive continuous improvement and deliver consistently
- Designed and facilitated workshops for tribe strategy, objectives and KPI’s
- Led the creation and adoption of tribe culture, principles and ways of working
- Created and executed a plan to transition the org to a Tribe/Squads model, forming and kicking off over 10 Engineering teams within a matter of weeks
- Provided professional coaching in a 1:1 format with key tribe members, including exec
- Employed a Lean Start-up approach towards product discovery and validation within the tribe
- Facilitated user journey mapping sessions to understand customer needs and pain points
- Provided Agile training sessions on topics such as estimation, optimising flow (cycle times), and roles & responsibilities
- Led dependency mapping and coordinated cross-team planning events to align roadmaps for efficient delivery of project milestones.

Tide (Bank)

Banking & Insurance

Agile Coach

Farringdon, England, United Kingdom

September 2019 - July 2021 (1 year and 10 months)

- Applying data to enrich continuous improvement, allowing teams to run regular experiments on their ways of working
- Leading and facilitating the org-level quarterly objectives and key results (OKR) planning cycle
- Facilitating story mapping activities to explore and gain a shared understanding of user journeys
- Facilitating dependency mapping between a multitude of team components (Backend, iOS, - Android, Web, Data Science) and across multiple teams within the organisation
- Training teams on Behavior Driven Development (BDD) to help teams expose assumptions and misunderstandings in requirements whilst enabling test automation by using Test-driven development (TDD)
- Conducting root-cause analysis (RCA) on defects and incidents, allowing for systematic improvements
- Driving the org-wide testing strategy to shift manual testing into development as automated tests whilst applying a risk-based approach with exploratory testing
- Creating a wide-range of Agile-focused educational training videos for the Tide Engineering and Product organisation
- Reformed release processes and implemented a long-term strategy towards automation

IBM - IBM Group

Energy & Utilities

Scrum Master

Waterloo, England, United Kingdom

September 2017 - September 2019 (2 years)

During my time at IBM, I led various projects for our client BP (British Petroleum) as a Scrum Master. I coordinated the development of native web and Salesforce applications with teams that were split across 3+ timezones whilst driving continuous improvement on a day-to-day basis.

- Acted as Facilitator and Educator of Agile for both Delivery Teams and BP clients by designing and leading training sessions on the Scrum Framework
- Removed impediments and implemented long-term preventative solutions where possible
- Built an open and safe team environment to encourage feedback and collaboration across an array of geographical locations and time zones
- Worked with senior stakeholders and product design roles to facilitate the creation of user requirements and product backlogs for multiple new teams
- Worked with BP internal DevOps organisation to coordinate frequent successful releases across multiple projects
- Facilitated the creation of Product backlogs and strategy with key BP stakeholders
- Used data and root-cause analysis sessions to allow teams to learn where they can improve and what they will do to get there

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