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About Matt

Matt is an agile enthusiast who is an Accredited Kanban Trainer, ICA Agile Coach, SAFe Release Train Engineer, certified Scrum Master, and Product Owner with experience gained in the field of change management over the last decade. As well as in his career, Matt is a passionate member of the Agile Community, organizing the Heart of Agile Scotland meet-up group as well as regularly contributing to other events and conferences.

Having worked at the team, the team of teams, department, and division levels in accelerating business agility Matt can call upon various tools, techniques, frameworks, and approaches that can help you get you and your business where you want to be quicker


  • Accredited Kanban Trainer
  • Kanban Management Professional
  • ICA ICP-ACC Agile Coach
  • SAFe Release Train Engineer
  • SAFe Agilist
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner

About Jak

Jak is a seasoned transformation consultant with a proven track record of delivering successful Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) transformations. With over 5 years of experience in the industry, Jak is a trusted advisor who takes a people-centric approach to drive change.

Having worked on multiple SAFe® implementations, Jak has a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges that organizations face when scaling Agile. Whether working with teams or C-suite leaders, Jak brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every engagement.

As a principal consultant, Jak is focused on driving transformational change and delivering outstanding results. With a passion for SAFe®, Atlassian, and other Agile methodologies, Jak is committed to helping organizations unlock their full potential and thrive in today's rapidly-evolving business landscape.


  • SPC (SAFe Practice Consultant)
  • SAFe Agilist
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified JIRA Cloud & Server Administrator
  • ICA ICP-ACC Agile Coach

About Kathy

Kathy is passionate about supporting people to grow and has been doing so in a corporate environment for 23 years. Kathy has been coaching teams and individuals for the last 8 of these leading her to specialise in professional coaching, where she is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal coaching. She regularly speaks at conferences to share her message on topics including courage and candour and is an active member of the agile community.

Kathy lives in Edinburgh with her husband, 2 teenage children, and 2 cats.


  • Business and Personal coaching via Barefoot Coaching, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching with the University of Chester (underway)
  • ICA ICP-ACC Agile Coach
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry

Products we can offer

We can offer you bespoke training and coaching to meet your needs on:

  • OKR creation and monitoring
  • Certified Team Kanban Practitioner Training
  • Certified Kanban System Design Training
  • Certified Kanban Systems Improvement Training
  • Facilitated Flow Lab Simulation
  • Value Slicing Workshops
  • User Story Mapping & Impact Mapping
  • Maturity Mapping
  • Prioritisation Techniques Workshops
  • Product Discovery & Creation Workshops
  • Personal, Business, and Executive Coaching

I'm happy to share that a few months ago I obtained 2 new certifications: Kanban System Design & Kanban Systems Improvement - thanks to The Business Agility Coach (Matt Evans). I have used what I've learned ever since and would highly recommend the training.

Julia - Agile Delivery Lead, Financial Sector

It was great to spend a couple of days delving deeper into the Kanban Method with Matt. The course broadened my understanding of evolutionary change using feedback loops and STATIK to scale Kanban and the focus on values to improve and introduce Kanban practices.

Matt is a fantastic trainer and I'm already looking forward to Kanban System Design.

Kevin - Scrum Master, Media Sector

Over the course of the last few years, I've become familiar with the basics of Kanban and used parts of it. However, I've never fully explored it in great depth or had the chance to learn from someone with practical experience.

Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent my evenings and weekends with Matt Evans learning lots of new things about Kanban. I've learned the change management and service delivery principles, how to effectively apply the Kanban practices day to day, how to read, interpret and use system data properly, what to look out for to optimise flow, and how to scale the system in multiple directions.

I'm truly grateful to you Matt for your patience and your expertise.

If any of my connections are looking to expand their knowledge of Kanban I would highly recommend Matt. The sessions are very interactive, he goes above and beyond to ensure you understand the teachings and how to apply the knowledge

Anne-Marie - Agile Delivery Lead, Finance

I spent the weekend learning about all things Kanban. I have used Kanban techniques for years - at home and at work. Hey - I even gave a conference talk about it at Lean Agile Scotland 2019: 'Kanban in the Kitchen'. I thought I knew everything about Kanban. How wrong I was.

The course was a full on 2-day course run by the wonderful Matt Evans from The Business Agility Coach. It was a fun, educational, full two days learning about the theory of Kanban and then using a real-life example to put all of the learnings together.

I have come away buzzing with ideas on how to help the teams I work with and am itching to get started.

I cannot recommend the course enough - it really opened my eyes to how Kanban can be used in so many places and it feels so adaptive and fresh.

Oh and look I got a nice shiny certificate to show off. Do get in touch with Matt if you want to know more - I can see now why he is a little Kanban-obsessed.

Lucy - Scrum Master, Finance

Last weekend I attended Kanban Systems Design course ran by Matt Evans from The Business Agility Coach and I can tell you that everything I knew going into the course was not even the tip of the iceberg. I loved Matt's delivery and the pace of the course. There was plenty of time for discussion and at times Lucy Burns and I had many of them. Having had a chance work with a real life example and design a Kanban system for a team gave me the confidence to start this evolutionary change in my team.

I recommend this course to anyone who wants to get a better understanding of the Kanban Method, and those who want to start working in Kanban. Real life applications are boundless and you can reap the benefits of this Method very quickly. And choose Matt if you want to have a professional and helpful guide through Kanban System Design.

Magda - Scrum Master, Finance

"Just completed the Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) course with Matt Evans! This course was engaging, informative, and fun! I now have a much better understanding of what Kanban is, and how this can benefit the teams I work with. I highly recommend taking this course to improve your Kanban knowledge/skills. It has given me plenty of new ideas I'll implement with the team! Thanks, Matt!"

Esen - Agile Delivery Manager, Pharmaceutical

I took both the KSD and the KSI courses remotely with Matt and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Matt adapted his teaching style in concert with his students' unique needs ensuring everyone was flowing, his custom MIRO boards were really useful for validating our knowledge as we progressed through the course.

Kit - Business Agility Coach, Public Sector

After attending the KSD and KSI courses I have come away with an in-depth, actionable understanding of Kanban. I am now confident in being able to utilize the principles and practices enabling us to scale business agility across our product and service teams. From day 1 the small evolutionary changes that I have brought in thus far have been impactful and effective. I am now excited to introduce the next levels to the business.

Paul - Agile Coach, Pharmaceutical

I really enjoyed the Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) with Matt and exploring Kanban with such a fantastic guide. We got a good mix of hands-on experience and rich knowledge from Matt that helped us learn and apply our learning.

Donald - Scrum Master, NHS