Derek is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST: Scrum Alliance) and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST: Scrum.org). He is a software specialist, who helps individuals become effective Product Owners, ScrumMasters and Scrum Developers.
He has been involved in software for many years and was one of the first people to become enthused by the seminal work “Extreme Programming, Embrace Change” by Kent Beck.
In 2000, Derek had the chance to implement “Extreme Programming” and grabbed the opportunity. From that day forward, he has remained convinced that agile software development is the best way for organisations to improve.
Since then, Derek has gone on to work as an Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer for a number of high-profile companies across a variety of industry sectors, including retail and financial services. More recently, he has become a company director at Agile in Audit Ltd – a UK based training and consultancy organisation with a global reach that specialises in the field of Internal Audit.
As a trainer and coach, Derek empowers software developers to work in an Agile way. He works closely with businesses – enabling them to implement Scrum, and helping Scrum Teams to scale their Agile practices up to the multi-team level.
“Inspiring and impressive. This course doesn’t just promise a better future for your organisation it actually proves its value through practical, relatable exercises, inspection of their outcomes and focused, actionable advice on how to socialise what you’ve learned back at your business. I left feeling more positive about change than I have in a long time.”
Stephen Davidson | Features & Design Producer, Sports Interactive – Certified ScrumMaster
Derek delivers a variety of Agile and Scrum training, and has also taught advanced programming techniques to professional developers all over the world. As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Derek provides the Scrum Alliance’s Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training to select agil8 clients.
Furthermore, as a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Derek also delivers a wide range of Scrum.org courses, including:
PSM – Professional Scrum Master
PSM II – Professional Scrum Master II
PSPO – Professional Scrum Product Owner
PSPO A – Professional Scrum Product Owner Advanced
PAL-E – Professional Agile Leadership with Essentials
SPS – Scaled Professional Scrum with Nexus
PSK – Professional Scrum with Kanban
APS – Applying Professional Scrum
PSMPO – A 3 day combined Professional Scrum Master and Product Owner course available for private / in-house courses only.
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