Bob Marshall has dedicated his career to helping businesses dramatically improve the effectiveness of their software development and design engineering efforts. In the course of this career he has worked at the cutting edge of software and business systems development for the best part of thirty years. Throughout, he has consistently inspired people to improve their own capabilities – along with those of their teams and organisations. He spent three years as CEO of the UK’s first 100% agile software-intensive product-development and consultancy start-up, serving major clients in Telecoms, Finance, Media, eBusiness, etc., and has for the past nine years headed a Software Development Management Consultancy advising organisations how best to manage software-intensive product development in all its aspects.
Previously he held the role of Senior Java Architect with Sun Microsystems’ UK Java Center, and before that fulfilled many roles, from developer, analyst, designer and architect, through product-, project- and general management, consultancy, systems administration, and QA to operations, marketing and sales.
With a keen focus on business value, able to de-risk client projects and provide guaranteed outcomes, most of his assignments now revolve around working as a trusted advisor or interim executive to ambitious, growing technology-led companies, meeting the challenges involved in taking their businesses to the next level, and speeding the flow of innovation and value in their concept-to-cash pipelines. He is the founder of Rightshifting™, and the inventor of FlowChain™; the enterprise-wide approach to developing software-intensive products and services.