Who Am I?

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Hey Friends, I’m Ahmed Syed, a Scaled Agile and Productivity Coach based in the UK. Over the past 8 years, I’ve launched, transformed and/or coached over 12 Agile Release Trains and have personally facilitated over 30 PI Planning Events. On this site, my focus is on helping you to run amazing PI Planning Events.

I spend my time as a consultant, speaker, trainer and advisor specialising in the Scaled Agile Framework and specifically Program Increment (PI) Planning.

I run a weekly YouTube video series SAFe in the Real World where my focus, for the moment, is on PI Planning. If you do have any questions, or would just like to get in touch, the best method is to connect to me on LinkedIn and message me or by messaging me here.


  • Certified SAFE Program Consultant (SPC5)
  • Certified Large Scaled Scrum Practitioner (LeSS)
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)
  • Certified Agile Project Management Practitioner (DSDM)
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
  • PRINCE 2 Practioner
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)[/fusion_checklist]

My Favorite Projects

  • BP’s DevOps Continuous Delivery Pipeline.
  • Shell’s European Mobile Rollout £1.5 million Project.
  • Shell’s Pensions Project Managing £10billion in funds.
  • Scottish Power Electricity dereulation Program.
  • RBoS First Internet Banking Project in U.K.
  • HSBC Samuel Montague and James Capel Syndicated Facilities Project.

Memorable Speaking Engagements

  • Scrum Gathering Paris 2013 – When things go wrong with Agile Transformation Programmes.
  • BP Agile Bootcamp 2013 – Various Topics.
  • Agile Cambridge 2011 – Zero Defects : Baking Quality in the Agile Process.