A Commonplace

What is a commonplace?



Mark Stringer

Agile Coach, Scrum Master and Trainer




Sopra Steria Ltd (January '14 - Present)

Agile Coach/Scrum Master -UK Government Department

Agile Trainer/Author - Agile Foundation Certificate Course - Accredited by BCS

Agile Trainer - Toyota UK Ltd

Tata Consulting Services (February '12 - December '13) Permanent Role

Senior Agile Consultant (July '12 -December '13) - Lloyds Bank, London:

Agile Coach (February'12 - June'12) - JP Morgan Chase:

Fry-IT Ltd (November '11 - February '12) Contract Role

Scrum Master:

Project Management Consultant

John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Online Library (December '09 - October '11) Contract Role - renewed 3 times

Scrum Master and Project Manager:

Agile Lab (June '07 - December '09) Own Company

Agile Project Management Consultant: Developed training materials for Agile Project Management courses and coached new Agile teams.

University of Sussex (February '05 - June '07)

Applications Researcher and Software Development Project Manager: Managed the delivery of working software on a strict timescale that was fit for purpose and ready to be deployed in private homes as part of a research study.

Soda Creative (July '04 - February '05)

Project Manager: First encounter with Agile. Lead the project for an internet bank through the full development life cycle. Met challenging deadlines with deliveries of working software against a backdrop of frequently changing regulatory requirements.

University of Cambridge (October '02 - July '04) - UI Researcher

Xerox Research Centre Europe (March '98 - October '02) - Applications Researcher / Project Manager

Project Manager: Managed development of third-party software for handsets used in a field trial of a mobile document access application.

IBM (October '94 - March '98) - Software Developer



My most recent project is a series of "Agile Koan" as part of my ongoing Agile Blog.