naked Agility Limited is a professional company that offers training, coaching, mentoring, and facilitation to help people and teams evolve, integrate, and continuously improve.
We recognise the positive impact that a happy AND motivated workforce, that has purpose, has on client experience. We help change mindsets towards a people-first culture where everyone encourages others to learn and grow. The resulting divergent thinking leads to many different ideas and opportunities for the success of the organisation.
Our Core beliefs
Courage | Commitment | Focus | Respect | Openness
We believe that every organisation deserves usable software on a regular cadence that delivers the highest possible value. Organisations are complex systems. They evolve over time and the current ways of working are a result of this evolution. We help an entire organization focus on value delivery and agree to new norms.
By reducing bureaucracy and command and control management, we believe that everyone will take responsibility for achieving the organisation’s goals. Our tailored blend of training, coaching and mentoring, gives people the opportunity to learn and develop, making the organisation, and its clients, successful.
What We Do
On an evolution towards agility and becoming a great organisation, it is your people that will determine your success. We help the entire organisation agree on methods, goals and cultural values that will enable you to adopt a product-first approach.
We have learned from the success and failure of different organisations and their experiences of introducing an agile mindset. We want to help you transition to a world within which you can delight your clients.
BSc, PST, Microsoft MVP
Martin Hinshelwood is a Professional Scrum Trainer and Microsoft MVP: Development Technologies. He has been Consulting, Coaching, and Training in DevOps & Agility since 2010 and has been delivering software since 2000.
Since 2008 Martin has helped many organisations and has trained 1000+ people in 37 countries around the world. He is based in Scotland & Mexico and offers Scrum training courses with certification all over the world. He trains and coaches Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers and organisations in their evolution towards business agility. In the pursuit of business agility for the many organisations that Martin has recently been working with:
- 2020 – Jack Links, New Signature, Workday, Department of Work and Pensions (UK), Lean SA, YearUp.org, Qualco
- 2019 – Brandes Investment Partners L.P., Capita Secure Information Solutions Ltd, Schlumberger
- 2018 – Hubtel Ghana, NIT A/S, Xceptor – Process and Data Automation
- Past – Alignment Healthcare, Akaditi, Ghana Police Service, Healthgrades, Slaughter and May, SuperControl, Trayport, Slicedbread, Microsoft, MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd., Kongsberg Maritime, Higher Education Statistics Agency, Graham & Brown, Freadom, Flowmaster (a Mentor Graphics Company), Emerson Process Management, DFDS, Nottingham County Council, Boxit Document Solutions, Bistech, Big Data for Humans, ALS Life Sciences, Lockhead Martin, ProgramUtvikling, Teleplan, Rabobank International, Lockheed Martin, Ericson, Deliotte, Washington Department of Transport, Sage, Milliman, Philips, Illumina, Boeing, Washington Department of Enterprise Services, New Hampshire Supreme Court
Martin Hinshelwood helps organisations to deliver better software faster by adopting DevOps & Agility using Visual Studio, TFS/VSTS, Azure, & Scrum. Martin has been a consultant for 7 years and previously had 10 years’ experience in engineering software solutions.
Martin founded naked Agility Limited, when he returned to the UK in 2013, with the belief that every company deserves high quality working software delivered on a regular cadence that meets its customer’s needs. He uses DevOps & Agile practices, learned through many years working with industry leaders, like Brian Harry and Ken Schwaber, to make sure that your development team can achieve it.
Martin has been awarded as a Microsoft MVP every year since 2008 in the ALM & DevOps category, and has been a Visual Studio ALM Ranger since 2010. He attained his MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management in 2012. In 2014 Martin co-authored Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013 and is often called upon by Microsoft to present to customers and at events on ALM, DevOps, & Agility.
Martin also became a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org, Ken Schwaber’s organisation, in 2010 and currently teaches public and private courses; Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Professional Scrum Developer (PSD), & Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS). In 2013 he became an Evidence-based Management Consultant (EBM) with Scrum.org and uses Evidence-based Management techniques to help the customer understand where to make improvements.