James Birnie

James has been working in commercial software since the 1990s when TDD was something you studied but never did, Agile and Lean were words used to describe athletes and Pipelines were things for carrying oil.

James worked for 9 years in a startup where he learned the hard way about splitting the monolith, continuous delivery and Agile transformations. In 2015 he started a new life as a consultant at ThoughtWorks where he carved a niche as a transformation specialist.

After 4 years as a consultant James was delighted to take up a new challenge at Codurance. He is looking forward to immersing himself in the Software Craftsmanship community whilst helping Codurance to grow its business and mature its offerings.


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We are software craftspeople. We build well-crafted software for our clients, we help developers to get better at their craft through training, coaching and mentoring, and we help companies get better at delivering software.

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