About Ben Barden
I'm currently working as a Scrum Master / Delivery Manager.
I enjoy development, especially shipping high quality, working software.
Shipping is more important than agonising over perfect code.
I’ve trained and worked as a tester. It completely transformed my view of development.
All devs should try testing (not just unit testing). I have a natural aptitude for
I’ve run several projects as a technical PM, worked as a Scrum Master for teams using
Kanban or Scrum, and contributed to hands-on coding, code reviews,
writing/reviewing tickets, performing QA, and taking on ops tasks to free up developers
where I can.
In addition to tech and QA skills, I have experience of JIRA admin, and can tame a tricky
backlog. I've been called a JIRA ninja!
Focus: I’m a problem solver. I enjoy getting to the root of issues, removing friction and pain points,
thereby maximising a product’s potential.
Organisation: I’m unfazed by having multiple priorities. I align a product’s roadmap with team
capabilities and business needs.
Attention to detail: I look at the big picture and I also get into the details when needed.
Quality-focused: I believe that even the smallest bugs can add up to a below-par experience.
I address issues to maintain high product quality.
Strong communication: I maintain clear and coherent communication whether I’m dealing with technical
or non-technical people. I can explain business requirements to developers, and translate jargon
into plain English as required.
For more, view my LinkedIn profile.
To get in touch, email me.