Hi. I’m Chris Watson, a passionate Agile Coach and Business Analyst based in Ireland.
I help organisations achieve better business outcomes by implementing Agile processes across business and technical teams. I thrive on breaking down traditional obstacles to deliver clarity, collaboration, efficiency and transparency during times of change.
How I Generate Better Business Outcomes
Agile Implementation and Tuning
This focus on continuous improvement alongside continuous delivery draws me to Agile. Its principles are oriented around embracing change and using it to your advantage, something I'm passionate about. I help teams foster and embrace this mindset of learning-while-doing, helping them get results they can be proud of.
Planning and Business Analysis
At the core of what I do is helping customers and software teams better understand the problems that we need to solve. From requirements elicitation to creating user stories, product backlogs, planning sprints and retros and measuring product success. I pride myself on being organised, thorough and efficient.
Optimising Business Processes
Few processes are robust enough to stand the test of time. Those that do become littered with unnecessary and redundant tasks. I help identify which are truly necessary to deliver better team performance and increase business value. Instead of wasting time on a useless task, your employees will be able to focus on what’s important, and what does contribute to the business.
Business & Technology Alignment
In my experience, business and technical teams work and collaborate best when the organisational strategy and vision is on their minds and behind their decision making. I align standups, retros, sprints, backlogs and user stories to this vision. I help deflect distractions while being a trusted source of advice, support and coaching to individuals to help them deliver great work.