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Tim Beattie

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs
Engagement Lead / Agile Coach
United Kingdom
Tim is a consultant and coach with a strong passion for Agile philosophy. He has worked in IT delivery for 18 years, starting his career on the PwC IT consulting graduate programme. In the early stages of his career he completed several client engagements delivering development, test, architecture and project management for complex systems integration programmes. These were often vast projects that delivered little business value to the client or their customers until the big bang go live. What is more, customer needs often evolved during the project lifecycle meaning the end solution did not meet latest customer needs. Looking to deliver value to customers quicker and more regularly, he moved to a smaller consultancy where he worked on projects using Agile. As he adapted his approach, he came to realize that the core principles and values behind Agile are what really drive his passion for IT delivery. After 12 years of taking Agile approaches in everything he does, he is as motivated as ever by building focused, passionate, and highly capable cross-functional teams dedicated to collaboratively delivering business value (and having a lot of fun along the way!). He also coaches Agile programmes at scale involving multiple teams, suppliers, and geographies making use of the many ideas and techniques presented in frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS, and DAD. He has a particular focus and interest in enabling teams to reach rapid continuous delivery through automation, eXtreme Programming practices, and DevOps collaboration. He provides Agile coaching and lead Agile training (including Design Thinking methods as well as Agile/DevOps Delivery classroom courses) to clients and internal staff. This is all done with an ever-increasing focus on being very transparent, delivering business value to the client (and its customers) early, and inspecting and adapting to continuously improve in order to deliver great working outcomes regularly.