WHO WE ARE

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Colin Bird

Senior Agile Coach, Trainer & Consultant

Although best known for my long association with Scrum, I love everything Lean, Agile and Kanban. I get a buzz out of catalysing new ideas, collaboration, creativity and innovation to engage the full potential of teams and leadership.​  ​I am a ‘Fearless Organisation Certified Practitioner’, a member of the TAC (Trainer Approval Community) for the Scrum Alliance and a collaborator on ScaleAgility, a Principles Led approach to applying Agile at scale.​

Away from work, I try and squeeze in way too many sports and hobbies: road cycling up mountains, trail running with my dog, sailing, skiing, diving and lots of DIY projects!

Helen Meek

Senior Agile Coach, Trainer & Consultant

Also known as the ‘Kanban Queen’!  I love everything about Kanban and there is literally nothing that I cannot apply it too! But, I am not a one-trick pony and have vast experience with Scrum as well. 

Ultimately, I am about helping people and organisations evolve to truly unlock their full potential.

I run several meet-ups and am heavily involved with the community. Say ‘Hi’ the next time you see me.

Rory Street

Senior Developer & Systems Architect

Having been in the industry for over 20 years, I love nothing more than to see an idea develop from fruition to completion and the feedback that comes from that solution being used and the process to support it. I enjoy developing and supporting software and helping others to do the same and understand the journey doesn’t just stop with delivery. 

I’d describe myself as a technology geek, and my kids would describe me as an amateur gamer as I try to keep up with them in their online games and the great outdoors mountain biking.

Alex Gooding

Senior Technical, Process
& Agile Consultant

Originally a Martian aerospace engineer, at heart I am an engineering and data geek. I am passionate about all thing’s technology, engineering and metrics. I am very hands on and love to solve problems, be they process, technical, software or people – it is what gets me up in the morning. 

Outside of work I can often be found running, practicing Brazilian Jui Jitsu, creating robots and drones, or playing with my two boys. 

John Barratt

Senior Agile Coach, Trainer & Consultant

John is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) who loves seeing individuals, teams, and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and become more resilient. 

John is addicted to learning new things and is often found at meetups around London trying out new ideas and learning from others. His latest interest is systemic modelling which he has been learning from the creator Caitlin Walker. He is proud of his military background and believes it is a crucial reason for his ongoing success.

Matt Roadnight

Senior Agile Coach, Trainer & Consultant

I focus on improving relationships and increasing collaboration and engagement across teams and departments.  I love to work with product management and bring a more innovative, outcome based, experimental discovery approach to product development.

My broad experience across many business domains and at all organisational levels provides a rich set of examples to bring theory to life.  

Shaneen Illanes

Agile Consultant

The creative one. I am passionate about people and enjoy working closely with individuals and teams to help propel them along their agile journey. I love to find creative new ways to help teams and stakeholders to collaborate closely together, particularly when navigating the challenges of a remote working environment. Away from the office and the RippleRock family, I enjoy martial arts, travel, cooking and eating Bazil’s chilli jam.

Oscar Bird

Agile Consultant

The loud (musical) one. I am passionate about creative solutions, theoretical deep dives and thinking outside of the box. You can find me in selenium, azure or anything Lean Coffee Table. Building efficient systems and evolving Scrum Mastery is built into everything I do. A well-functioning team is like a good band: communication, creativity and mindset that includes the audience (or customer) is vital to its success. Ask me about wasabi farming.

Bazil Arden

Agile & Lean Specialist Consultant

I really enjoy working with people to adopt and adapt the deeper principles that underpin Agile. Currently exploring ways to better support leaders in highly adaptive organisations.

Over the last 16 years my average client engagement has been around 18 months,  enabling me to get deep into the challenges and culture of clients. I love creating the deep rapport and trust that enables me to challenge and support people who are creating a better world.

Outside of work I love cooking and make an addictive chilli jelly, swimming in the Thames, cycling and dancing and can be found exploring the UK in our new VW Campervan.

Andy Carr

Senior Product & Interaction Designer

The world of digital technology and all that it encompasses is my passion. My wealth of experience in both the public and private sector, working actively across design, development, research and project management, uniquely allows me to integrate across team environments.

When I’m not working (which is always), you’ll find me watching Formula One and cooking fresh pizza in the garden.