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Irfan Habib

Agile Coach, Scrum Master

Can work in or around Newcastle upon Tyne, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham

  • 54.989692
  • -1.627914
  • Suggested rate €642 / day
  • Experience 2-7 years
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Location and workplace preferences

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Newcastle upon Tyne and 50km
  • Around Leeds and 10km
  • Around Manchester and 10km
  • Around Edinburgh and 10km
  • Around Birmingham and 10km


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  • Urdu

    Native or bilingual

  • English



Skills (18)

Irfan in a few words

As an Agile evangelist with a deep understanding and extensive experience in Agile and Scrum practices, I am excited to take on a challenging project that involves Agile transformation, particularly in the realm of cross-domain integration. My passion for control systems and man-machine interface adds a unique perspective to my work.

With over 5 years of experience in Agile project management and a career spanning more than 15 years in the airline industry as a pilot, instructor, facilitator, and training course developer, I have a strong track record of leading Agile transformations and facilitating effective communication and collaboration within culturally diverse teams. My diverse background enables me to bring innovative solutions to complex problems in any project setting.


Freelance Agile Coach

Digital & IT

Agile Coach/Scrum Master  - As a freelancer

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

October 2022 - Today (3 months)

- Delivering Agile and Scrum training to corporate clients
Agile Framework Scrum Agile Hybrid Models Story Estimation Coaching and Mentoring (TCM) Value Stream Mapping

Rightmetrics LLC


Team Lead/Agile Coach

October 2019 - September 2022 (2 years and 10 months)

- Introduced the team to Agile and Scrum/Kanban methodology
- Provide coaching so that the team adheres to the Scrum methodology
- Mentor the team to become self-organized
- Help the team to consistently release over 90% PBIs per sprint on time
while meeting the definition of done
- Facilitate the team and the Product Owner (PO) in capturing the requirements and writing user stories
- Facilitate sprint planning and sprint backlog creation
- Facilitate daily stand-ups
- Facilitate events like sprint reviews and retrospectives
- Monitor team velocity and remove impediments to progress
- Assist collaboration of the cross-functional team and ensure effective communication between all project stakeholders
Jira Confluence Training Coaching and Mentoring (TCM) Facilitation Wireframes Personas Value Stream Mapping

Intephase Ltd

Aviation & Aerospace

Project Manager

Coventry, England, United Kingdom

January 2018 - September 2019 (1 year and 7 months)

Worked as a Project Manager and an Agile Coach at Intephase Ltd on a project developing Flight Deck Information Management software (FlightSum) for pilots

- Performed stakeholder identification
- Secured an EU RDF grant for the project
- Spearheaded the Agile transformation in the company
- Developed the business case and evaluated bids and proposals with the project sponsor
- Updated the backlog during progressive iterations
- Defined test cases and supervised user acceptance testing (UAT)
- Performed Exploratory and Usability testing on iterations
- Conducted user surveys to get feedback
- Demonstrated MVP to potential sponsors/VCs for funding the next stage of the project
Agile Framework Project Management Software Testing Story Estimation

Qatar Airways

Aviation & Aerospace

Captain Boeing 777 - Type Rating Instructor

Doha, Qatar

February 2006 - October 2017 (11 years and 8 months)

As a trainer/instructor:
- Involved with the development and testing of Pilot Training Management Record System (PTRMS) software as an SME
- Involved with testing of Flight Crew Portal
- Trained pilots and conducted proficiency checks for line pilots
- Trained pilots new to aircraft type using techniques such as; Facilitation and Evidence Based Training (EBT)
- Participated in training meetings with the training department and helped devise new or improved training courses/methodologies
- Formulated ground courses for new topics and procedures, and revised the existing courses to keep them up to date with the regulations and technical information.

As a Captain:
- Was responsible for aircraft operations in addition to management activities related to flight operations
- Checked suitability of weather and technical aspects related to the flight
- Coordinated with engineering concerning aircraft airworthiness and defects
- Coordinated supplies and manpower requirements (crew) with the Operations Control Centre
- During the flight; monitored the airspace and aircraft status and planned for emergencies
Navigation Aviation Regulations Facilitation Communication Skills Avionics Problem Solving

Joseph Clouter - Intephase Ltd


I had the opportunity to work with Irfan on the FlightSum project at Intephase Ltd as a systems architect. I was really impressed by his ability to bring to life the vision for a complex idea of integrating various flight information sources into a viable prototype. He's an expert at communicating complex concepts and domain knowledge to the development team and is an excellent project manager who is empathetic and knows how to get the most out of the team while keeping them motivated. I would highly recommend him for any project lead role, especially ones that involve combining different domains.

Junaid Carapiet - Qatar Airways


I have known Irfan since 1992. Irfan has been a good friend, colleague and is a capable, bright individual.  I have had the pleasure of working with Irfan on many professional, personal and welfare projects and find him to be an agreeable personality.  My impression of Irfan is also of a hard working, disciplined and dedicated professional pilot and Instructor. I sincerely wish Irfan Habib all the best for his future and am confident that he will prove to be a valuable asset in his new career. I am happy to discuss this personal reference if the need should arise. Junaid Carapiet Captain A330/A350 Qatar Airways.