Agilicist is a new company steeped in experience

Agilicist specialise in scaling Agile for our customers. We help reshape and restructure how our clients deliver change rapidly and sustainably.  We offer a blend of consulting, mentoring, training and resourcing. Building self-reliance for clients, transitioning the knowledge and skills so that they can continue and expand these Agile practices within their organisations themselves.

It’s simple to deploy SAFe, but it’s also easy to get wrong. Through transforming multiple clients to using SAFe and other Agile methodologies, we have the expertise and the battle scars. There will be no shortage of talent within your organisation, so we can provide the knowledge, the skills and help prepare your teams to do SAFe for themselves.


Our Clients






Simon Maurer - Partner


Simon has over 20 years experience in delivery, starting his career as a developer he worked his way up through a plethora of technical and delivery roles to become a Programme Manager in charge of large scale, multi-million pound transformations.  He has worked in a range of industries including Sports Betting, Financial Services, Regulation, Insurance, Fast-moving Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Leisure/Tourism, Telecoms, and DotCom. He has literally seen it, done it and delivered it.

In recent years he has focussed primarily on Agile transformations. Moving onwards to Scaled Agile was the natural progression to build on that success and, because of that, Simon has a unique blend of SAFe transformation and real life delivery.  This takes him beyond theory; he can offer actual working solutions.  

Darren Emery - Partner


Darren is an industry expert at merging the agile world with the world of PMO and governance.  

Passionate about maximising performance whilst minimising waste, Darren's most recent achievement was within a large sports betting firm where he headed up the Agile and SAFe transformation for a large 250 strong agile release train.

His unique insight into the primary keys behind performance-enhancement, both in individuals and groups, has shaped his current working philosophy.  An expert facilitator; Darren appropriates all he has learned from his previous career as a world-ranked professional tennis player and international coach.

Abbas Dhanani - Partner


Abbas is an all-round technologist  who specialises in Agile coaching and transformations but particularly in scaling agile for the enterprise.  Having cut his teeth as a PRINCE 2 project manager Abbas has considerable first-hand experience with the complexities that large companies have when moving to agile.  He has over 15 years’ experience across a number of sectors and has contracted for various reputable firms including: Ernst & Young, Financial Conduct Authority, London Stock Exchange, Springer Healthcare, Royal Mail, Worldpay, LadbrokesCoral and PA Consulting.

Having significant experience as a scrum master, product owner, agile trainer, transformation lead, programme manager and test lead.  Using a blend of these roles, Abbas brings a wealth of demonstrable experience.

Lisa Martin - Consultant


Lisa has over 10 years experience in building and nurturing high performance and is an expert at cultivating meaningful relationships at every level of the organisation.

Previously the lead organiser of the Agile Roundabout, Lisa is not only skilled at developing real communities within the agile space she is also one of London’s leading Agile Talent Consultants. She is known for hiring exceptional individuals, not because of their skills, but for their personality and fit.

Lisa doesn’t just hire Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches, she places key people in complex organisations who work with leadership to coach behavioural change for better business outcomes.

Away from the office, Lisa is a personal trainer and is a certified strength and conditioning coach; she has transferred this passion for coaching to becoming a certified (ICP-Coaching For Agile Transitions) leadership coach.

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