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Simon Girvan

Simon Girvan
Essence Product Manager and Principal Consultant

Simon is an experienced Agile Coach and a regular speaker and contributor to the Agile community. A Subject Matter Expert on Agile for the British Computer Society (BCS) for whom he is currently writing a book on Agile from First Principles. A Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional and Fellow of the IET and BCS, he has experience and been certified in a wide range of Agile approaches including SAFe, LeSS, [email protected] and Kanban. Simon has significant experience helping teams and organizations pragmatically develop practices and approaches to delivery that embody Agile principles and draw on the experiences of others, without necessarily following a single proscribed method. One way he does this is by using the open standard Essence to describe a common ground upon which organizations can compose and curate an approach that works for them, building on established practices and augmenting them with local specializations where necessary. This method agnostic, practice led approach allows local specialization within global consistency, empowering teams to innovate their practices without losing organizational confidence in their delivery capability.