David Putman


With a longstanding interest in quality management and process improvement, in 2001 David trained with one of the godfathers of Agile, Bob Martin, in Chicago, followed by six months working alongside ObjectMentor coaches on his first Agile transition. Since then he has transformed, coached and managed teams and organisations in the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.

David has always been one of the foremost proponents of the need to improve quality in software development and is a popular speaker at local and international events.

A Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), David has many years’ experience of scaling practices that were originally intended for small teams to make them work at the enterprise level.

Having been associated with several award-winning teams and shortlisted as Agile Coach of the year in 2011, David was awarded the Special Recognition award at the October 2012 Agile Awards ceremony in London for his services to the industry.


As a Scrum Alliance REP approved trainer and Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), David provides the following training courses for agil8 as either public delivery, or as in-house training and coaching to clients from a wide range of industries, sectors, sizes and with varying challenges:

Agile Analysis and Story Writing
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) – Agile Software Development
SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe
SAFe for Teams: SAFe Practitioner
SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager
SAFe for Architects
SAFe Lean Portfolio Management
SAFe Agile Software Engineer

“One of the best course facilitators I’ve experienced. The fact that David also knew about code was a definite advantage. There was so much more to learn and at times I wanted to go faster – but I think David judged it just right to take along the whole group. Excellent job!”
Howard Perkins, Managing Director, Kyria Ltd – Agile and Scrum Awareness and Coaching

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