Our experienced team trains more people in business systems development than any other company in the UK. Meet some of our leading experts and learning professionals:
Head of Enterprise Architecture
John Coleshaw looks after the Enterprise and Solution Architecture courses offered by QA. This includes TOGAF, BCS and shortly ArchiMate. He has been active in this line of training since 2002 which puts him very much in the vanguard of trainers in this dynamic, but immature discipline. Over the years he’s met many hundreds of architects, from senior to junior, and provided training to many of the largest organisations in the UK. He is an author on the subject, and contributor to various frameworks and reference models. Before entering the training environment, John spent many years in industry and commerce, during which time he was involved in architecting insurance, credit risk analysis and financial information systems. He is an early adopter of technologies – internet-based systems in the early 90s; expert systems in the late 80s; object-oriented design and development at about the same time.
Ed Walters is an experienced business systems development consultant and trainer, with a background in development for a variety of industries, both in the UK and overseas. Ed’s industrial experience covers work both as a systems analyst and as a business analyst in which roles he has been concerned with creating and maintaining major software applications. Recently, Ed has been working as a trainer in business systems development subjects, whilst also undertaking coaching and mentoring assignments for business analysis teams within major corporate accounts.
Senior Principal Lecturer/Consultant
Leigh is both a highly skilled educator and business analyst having started his career as a design & technology teacher before becoming an education officer in the Royal Air Force teaching electronics. He was then selected for specialist IT training and became a programmer and systems analyst. Having been well trained in software engineering and methods Leigh joined a global consultancy firm helping its clients in banking, insurance, retail and car manufacturing to develop their systems. After several years of travelling Leigh was appointed as Head of Business Analysis to a UK based Foreign Exchange Company where, for ten years, he managed a team of sixteen BAs deliver systems to support currency trading, call centres and anti-money laundering compliance. Leigh’s career has now turned full circle, joining QA in 2007 as the Senior Principal Lecturer/Consultant to help develop and deliver the range of courses that comprise QA’s business analysis portfolio.
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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