I inspire digital delivery teams to effectively deliver products through Agile techniques.
- I help introduce Agile software development
- I help digital teams reduce risk and delay, improve delivery and increase value delivered
- I change mindsets
I’ve been called a Thought Leader but clients have a habit of calling me Agile Allan. Once upon a time I was a programmer, now I keep my programming hand in but I spend most of my time with teams and managers, looking at processes and helping decide what the right thing is.
I hold a BSc degree in Combined Science (major in Computing) from Leicester University and an MBA with Distinction from Nottingham University Business School – I was awarded the Best Overall Student prize in my MBA class.
Being based in West London one would hope most of my clients were close at hand. Some are, some… many people know of my work helping Cornish technology companies “the Cornish software mines.” I get all around the UK, frequently to Europe and long-haul to the USA or Australia from time to time.
I started my career coding (Pascal, C++, C, Java), after a sojourn in Silicon Valley I returned to London and realised I could fix the code problems. The more significant problems were what we were building and how we were building. That led me to an MBA, Patterns, Product Management, Agile and writing books.
My corporate entity is Software Strategy Ltd. Although most people know me as Allan. I often work with associates hence Allan Kelly Associates.
O, one more thing… I’m dyslexic. I traditionally I don’t make a thing about. As I understand my dyslexia more and more I see where it makes me the person I am. I don’t consider dyslexia a disability in any way, in fact I tend towards the reverse. Sure it means spelling and grammar are foreign to me but it also means I’m better in other ways.