Business Analysis, Solution Architecture and Systems Development training from QA

Business Systems Development Team

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:

Bill Walker

Bill Walker

CTO

Bill has 25 years' experience in the IT industry, having started his career in software development and consulting with Deloitte. He manages the company's relationships with its major vendors and partners, including Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, Amazon, Red Hat and Citrix. He sits on advisory boards for many of them and has served three years on Microsoft's advisory council in Seattle. He is responsible for leading innovation to ensure that QA is at the forefront of technology that helps customers get the most from their investment in training. Bill was a director of Xpertise where he was responsible for growing the business in the technical, project management, service management and soft skills areas. He has a degree in Computer Science, is a chartered engineer and a BCS Certified IT Professional.
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Clare Spindloe

Senior Learning Consultant

Clare is an experienced Business Analyst who has been working within Change Management since 2004, primarily within the UK and European Financial Services sector. She holds the British Computer Society’s International Diploma in Business Analysis as well as the PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner qualification. After nine years working on business and IT improvement projects of various sizes, across a number of departments within Aviva and Legal & General (including designing processes, setting best practice, recruiting, training and managing junior BAs), Clare decided to transfer her skills to training.
Ed Walters

Ed Walters

Principal Lecturer/Consultant

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.
John Coleshaw

John Coleshaw

Senior Learning Consultant

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.
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Leigh Davies

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.
Namir Sabbagh

Namir Sabbagh

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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