Mark Chapman

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  • @markjchapman
  • Director of Software | Strategic & Tactical Thinker
  • He/Him
  • Ontario, Canada
I've been in software development for over 25 years, from developer to architect, director of software of large software engineering teams and Agile and DevOps Coach.  For over 18 years my passion has been in agility, as team member, Scrum Master and Agile Coach and Transformation Consultant across major financial players and companies guiding with both soft skills and technical development lifecycle, including TDD, BDD and releases.

I believe in the Agile Manifesto, particularly  "Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools", so I am proficient in, but also agnostic to, the many processes used by teams, from Scrum, XP, DSDM and Kanban to LeSS and other de-scaled frameworks.  

I work with teams to find the best fit to allow them to thrive and to develop products that surprise and delight customers.  I am also happy coaching teams to use whiteboards and Post-Its while also having significant expertise in a number of the online tools used by remote teams.

I have guided teams facing seemingly insurmountable challenges deliver products of value and quality on-time and on-budget.  I have also provided servant leadership to many mission critical projects, in companies ranging from start-up to major blue chips. This has included key Banks and Insurance companies in both the UK and Canada, and also Pensions, Retail, Aviation, and Law-Enforcement domains.  I am also experienced in budgeting, strategy, training, mentoring, product management, product roadmap, product architecture, UI/UX, design, and service delivery. 

  • Managed and mentored teams over 25 employees
  • Enabled savings in one client of over $5 million per year
  • Built capability in new development centre from initial recruitments to first live product launch in 6 months.
  • Successfully led agility transformations and reboots for major customers
  • Enabled and mentored teams to find innovative processes that fitted both business needs and team ways of working
  • Led development teams in difficulty to successfully on deliver key products while returning value and quality 

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Positions

Principal Agile Consultant

  • Adaptavist
  • Oct 2021 - Present

Senior Transformation Consultant (Agile at Scale)

  • Adaptavist
  • Aug 2020 - Oct 2021

Director of Software and Principal Agility Consultant

  • Agile Associates
  • Jan 2014 - Oct 2021

Agile & DevOps Improvement Consultant

  • TMX Group
  • Nov 2019 - Aug 2020

Senior Agile Transformation Consultant and Coach

  • CGI
  • Dec 2016 - Dec 2018

Senior Agile Program Manager

  • Sapient Global Markets
  • Jun 2016 - Dec 2016

Technical Engineering Manager

  • AXA
  • Nov 2011 - Dec 2013

Software Team Manager and Application Architect

  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Dec 2006 - Apr 2011

2021

Oct 01, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Promoted at Adaptavist
Promoted to Principal Agile Consultant at Adaptavist
Oct 01, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Left a role at Adaptavist
Ended my journey as Senior Transformation Consultant (Agile at Scale) at Adaptavist!
Senior Transformation Consultant (Agile at Scale), Adaptavist
Oct 01, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Started a new role at Adaptavist
Excited to join Adaptavist as Principal Agile Consultant! 🎉
Principal Agile Consultant, Adaptavist
Oct 01, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Left a role at Agile Associates
Ended my journey as Director of Software and Principal Agility Consultant at Agile Associates!
Director of Software and Principal Agility Consultant, Agile Associates
Oct 01, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Left a role at Adaptavist
Ended my journey as Senior Transformation Consultant (Agile at Scale) at Adaptavist!
Senior Transformation Consultant (Agile at Scale), Adaptavist

2018

Dec 01, 2018
Dec 01, 2018
Left a role at CGI
Ended my journey as Senior Agile Transformation Consultant and Coach at CGI!
Senior Agile Transformation Consultant and Coach, CGI
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