Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly for digital agile & business

I inspire Digital delivery teams to effectively deliver products through Agile techniques.

I provide advice for leaders and training for teams.

I recently attended Agile Development Product Owner training conducted by Allan Kelly. The training was excellent. There was a good mix of discussion and exercises to reinforce the training. The training was never boring and was very engaging. I would highly recommend Allan should you need training in Agile more
Guy Meiron
13:32 29 Mar 18
I’ve worked with Allan on a number of projects and with various agencies and clients over the years. Allan’s knowledge and passion for all things Agile is infectious. But his training and coaching provides much more than sheer enthusiasm. Allan’s involvement in any initiative provides practical advice and experience, whilst also continually challenging behaviours and assumptions which are often deeply ingrained. My current project is proving to be extremely successful. And when I talk to my team and clients, without exception they say that the defining factor behind this success was Allan’s initial (and ongoing) training that we all attended. Highly more
toby d
09:32 22 Mar 18
Great courses, Allan is an excellent instructor, courses are full of great material which people new to, or experienced with, agile will find interesting. Allan gave both the product owner and developer courses at our company, and they've had an immediate impact with the team, both process-wise, starting to become more efficient with our time, and more
John Forsyth
12:41 29 Mar 18
Allan worked with me to help transform a development team of around 120 developers, testers, PM's and business analysts into multiple cross-functional agile teams. Allan developed and ran a number of workshops introducing agile concepts to the teams utilising hands-on activities that really helped to ensure the concepts stuck. He then worked with each team 1:1 over a few months to advise and mentor individuals as the became confident with the different approach to working.The outcome was fantastic, we had very few challenges with our agile transformation. The teams were excited with the new way of working and the changes led to better software delivery and more excited individuals.Allan was instrumental in helping us achieve these benefits. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Allan if you have any agile more
David Longman
16:36 26 Jan 18
Having just gone through a Product Owner course with Allan, I must say he is one of the best trainer I have had. His ability to take concrete examples happening during the course to teach some of the concepts is excellent and it helps you understand why, and in which context, you would use the different technique presented. I am looking forward to using his sevices again once we have had the experience of a few Agile teams running for a few weeks / months and call him back in for a review of best practice /fine tuning advice.I would recommand to anyone serious about Agile development training to consider Allan more
Romain A.
18:06 24 Jan 18
I took part in one of Allan's training myself years ago and now keep bringing him back to train and inspire my teams. Started with the Netherlands, now Australia... where will I bring you next? 🙂read more
Pawel Michalak
00:39 12 Apr 18

For modern digital businesses Agile is not an option: it is a question. Who is the most agile, you, or your competitors?

Agile techniques can reduce risk, improve predictability and generate greater value.

Your team and your organization are unique and ultimately your agile implementation should be unique too.

At its heart Agile is about learning, agile teams and companies are learning organizations. And he who learns fastest wins. In the digital age the best companies work agile, digital has to be agile, or digital agile for short.

My books:

Business Patterns for software developersXanpan: team centric agile software developmentLittle Book of Requirements and User Stories
Continuous DigitalChanging Software Development: Learning to be agile

I’m best known for… identifying diseconomies of scale in software development, creating Retrospective Dialogue Sheets, the hybrid Xanpan agile method, organizing the Agile on the Beach conference, value poker, Business Patterns and, coming soon, Continuous Digital.

When I’m not writing books I help companies and teams with Agile Adoption which involves a mix of consulting in digital business, and agile training and coaching. I have a network of trusted associates who I work with flexibly to match clients needs in particular client technologies.

I’ve been called a Agile Expert, Agile Guru and Thought Leader but clients have a habit of calling me Agile Allan. Once upon a time I was a programmer, while I keep my programming hand in these days I spend most of my time with teams and managers. Looking at processes, products, digital business strategy and generally helping decide what the right thing is.

When consulting and coaching I usually operate a light-touch model where I visit clients for a few days a month. This allows me to be responsive to multiple clients. Where a more intensive help is needed I often work with associates.

Typically I work with several clients in the same month through my own company, Software Strategy Ltd. Occasionally I take on hands-on delivery manager or product manager type roles.

I’m based in London (England) and work everywhere – I’m a regular visitor to Europe and have been to the USA and Australia for clients. Although I’m more likely to be on a train within the UK than flying long-haul!

So, how might I help you today?

Email me, use the contact form or better still call +44 (0)20 3286 4292 today.