Craig Girvan

Headforwards

Company Director & Scrum Master

Scrum Master, Agile Thinker & Director of Headforwards – Craig’s passion and experience of agile software development is immense. Starting out as a Java and then .NET developer for Logica and progressing on to Tesco.com as a Development Team Lead, Craig worked on the initial version of Tesco Direct followed by a re-write of Tesco Groceries Online. During this time, Craig was instrumental in the adoption of Scrum within the development teams whilst also helping the overall organisation embrace the benefits of Agile.

After returning home to Cornwall, Craig and co-founder Toby Parkins set up Headforwards – an outsource software development company. Craig’s understanding and experience of Agile methodologies underpins the operational success of Headforwards as an organisation as well as contributing the foundation of agile practices within. Most recently Craig supported a team in their successful implementation of a continuous delivery pipeline for a long-term, cloud-based project for Japanese telecoms giant NTT Communications. This allows multiple releases a day to a zero-downtime, multi-region, high-availability production environment.