Hi, I’m Gareth!
I am an enthusiastic, curious, and attentive web designer, developer, agile scrum master, project manager and business analyst with an attention to detail, a love of problem solving, a servant-leader approach and a strong background in both technical and people skills.
I have been managing and developing web projects professionally since 2006, and with agile methodologies since 2008.
For twelve years I was the assistant web manager/information architect and later web architect at the University of St Andrews, Scotland’s first university of which I am also an alumnus.
Before that I worked as a Scottish Episcopal Church parish priest in a variety of roles including prison and hospital chaplaincies. And before that with young homeless people in London. I’m comfortable working with people from all walks of society.
I have a passion for person-centred work, productivity and I have a gift for helping individuals and teams get the best out of themselves to deliver real and meaningful benefits to the lives of ordinary folk.
I have been designing and building websites for over 20 years, from personal blogs to websites for universities, churches and holiday letting businesses. I can deliver your idea iteratively and with agility so you realise value quickly.
Productivity and agility
With over 15 years experience of Scrum, Kanban, Lean and DSDM Agile Project Management, I can help with your agile projects. Or maybe you need some help with your personal productivity, let me help you get things done.
Do you have a self-publishing book project? Let me help you with my editing, typesetting and cover design services.
- HTML 100% 100%
- CSS 90% 90%
- PHP 65% 65%
I have a passion for writing and editing, helping you get your message to the right audience, and years of experience manipulating images and creating vector graphics—after all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
All projects, whether large or small, need a structured but flexible process.
I follow the DSDM principles:
- Focus on the business need
- Deliver on time
- Never compromise quality
- Build incrementally from firm foundations
- Develop iteratively
- Communicate continuously and clearly
- Demonstrate control
I have professional qualifications in DSDM Agile project management, P3O, Agile business analysis, ITIL v3 and ICAgile Certified Professional Agile Team Facilitation, as well as HTML, CSS and PHP development.
I also hold two degrees, a Bachelor of Divinity (Hons) from the University of St Andrews and a Master of Theology in Ministry from the University of Edinburgh.
“You do not rise to the level of your goals.
You fall to the level of your systems.”
— James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits