At QA we can offer a wide range of training and expertise to help you and your organisation become Agile and maximise the benefits, including both technical skills and the new behaviours you will need to successfully implement Agile working practices. Meet the team:
Director of Agile & Projects
Phil has been involved in software development, consultancy and training for almost 30 years. He has a strong interest in Agile Software Development and is passionate about developing and delivering high quality training. With a focus on helping others to learn, Phil has designed and delivered training programmes across many sectors including financial, manufacturing, engineering and service.
Since May 2016, Phil has led the Agile practice at QA. In that role, he is responsible for developing the curriculum and the team who deliver it. He also authors new content and acts as a Product Owner for other authors. His mission is to help organisations introduce Agile successfully by focusing on their culture and Agile teams to work more effectively.
Phil and his team engage with senior stakeholders to help develop an Agile culture and an understanding of Agile practices at all levels across the organisation. This can then be followed by role specific training and coaching. He also works with agile teams, helping them to implement Scrum, Kanban and other complementary practices such as Test Driven Development - TDD. He also works with Project managers to help them manage their projects in a more Agile way.
Senior Learning Consultant
Namir is a highly experienced trainer in the field of Software Testing, Enterprise and Solution Architecture, TOGAF, as well as Project Management (Prince2) courses. Namir graduated as an Electronic Engineer back in 1986 and was a lecturer and freelance developer during his Masters degree in London. He later joined one of the largest IT training companies as a Principal consultant in C, C++, Cobol, Java & C# as well as networking, systems design/development & testing. He was responsible for the development of a number of technical training courses. In 2002, he went on to become the Data Protection Officer, IT Manager, Facilitates Manager & Purchasing Manager, before going back to training in 2007. Namir joined QA in mid 2010 as a Senior Learning Consultant, responsible for QA’s Software Testing portfolio.
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