Colin Bird


Colin is an experienced technical and commercial leader with over 25 years in the IT industry, 15 of which have been spent in software development. This has included the development of many high-profile multi-channel e-commerce systems.

He is passionate about improving software delivery right across the lifecycle, from business idea through to production quality code and has helped many teams of all sizes adopt Agile techniques to dramatically improve their performance.

As an active member of the Agile community Colin has built close associations with other thought leaders and contributed new thinking in areas such as scaling Agile techniques to support large programmes.

Colin previously served 18 years as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the consultancy Conchango Plc where he built the highly successful software development business from scratch, incorporating Agile principles and practices as early adopters.

He also collaborated with Ken Schwaber to promote Agile and Scrum to businesses in the United Kingdom and was responsible for the creation of the Scrum process templates for Microsoft’s software lifecycle platform – Team Foundation Server (versions 2005, 2008 and 2010).


As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Colin provides Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training to select agil8 clients. He also holds the following Scrum Alliance training and certifications:

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