ThoughtWorks


In ThoughtWorks' words:

A community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change.
Our mission is to better humanity through software and help drive the creation of a socially and economically just world. We bring together the most capable, driven and passionate people - we call them ‘ThoughtWorkers’.
https://www.thoughtworks.com/about-us

TL;DR - Key Facts

First ever digital Technology Radar.

Built relationship with the charity Stonewall to enhance support for LGBT+ employees.

Focus on building a community of Business Analysts, with regular lightning talk events.


Experience

 

Business Analyst

Jan 2014 - May 2014, Redundancy Payments Service.

The RPS Digital Exemplar translates a complex series of paper processes for claimants of redundancy pay, and Insolvency Practitioners, into a secure digital form. Mathew is the lead Business Analyst on the project, responsible for the management of requirements, testing, developing the service's Operating Model, and defining an approach for digital inclusion (eg. support and accessibility). 

As part of the role, Mathew also provides training and support to the client's Product Owner and two Business Analysts. The particular focus for this enablement is on training in agile processes and best practice, as well as seeking to build their general experience and skills.

 

Business Analyst

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014, ThoughtWorks.

The Technology Radar sets out what ThoughtWorks thinks is interesting in software development today. Previously, this was a PDF download available through the website, but this project created an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) of the radar as an interactive web version. Mathew was the lead Business Analyst on the project, facing off to two Product Owners, as well as the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board (effectively the steering committee for the Radar).

See the product online at thoughtworks.com/radar