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In the last five years as a trainer, coach and consultant, Colm has helped a wide range of companies in adopting agile methods. These include global corporations like Intel, Ericsson and HP, mid-sized firms such as Openet, Payzone, Openjaw and Paddy Power and even start-ups like Duolog, Akari and SoftCo.
Colm is founder and principle of AgileInnovation, an approved supplier to Enterprise Irelands’ “Lean Business Offer” support fund. Colm is also founder of AgileIreland, a community of agile practicioners, and speaks at international and national conferences on agile and lean product development.
Colm (B.E., M.E.) is an IT industry veteran, with 20+ years design, development and test experience. His interest in Lean Thinking began when automating Just-In-Time production lines in the 1980s. Implementing early agile software methods in 2001, Colm has extensive hands-on experiences across teams, organisations and technologies. In varied roles of developer, tester, architect, ScrumMaster and Director of R&D;, he has seen Lean and Agile from a variety of perspectives. These include the use of agile in the development of enterprise systems, embedded software, high-innovation research environments and in product organisations.
Colm delivers on-site and public courses such as Agile for Executives, ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Kanban and training in the Scalable Agile Framework (SAFe). He supports companies adopting these methods through assessments, consulting and team coaching.View session