Developing business agility

Steve Orr - Capiro Ltd.

Steve Orr, Capiro Founder, Photo

Steve Orr is the founder, owner and director of Capiro Limited, a consultancy and training company specialising in requirements, business analysis, agile analysis, business architecture and business change. Capiro was established in 2009.

Steve's career started with automated cartography working on a system that later found a place in London's Science Museum. His last job before establishing Capiro was as a director for a CRM company in California's Silicon Valley. Between those dates he has had an international career as a consultant, trainer, mentor and coach in many aspects of business systems development.

Steve is an expert in business analysis, business architecture, requirements engineering, business change, and business agility. He also has significant experience in project management and testing and has had managerial roles in business transformation programmes.

Steve is particularly interested in lightweight, agile approaches to the specialist concerns of Capiro. His technical background and managerial experience allows him to communicate easily with a wide range of stakeholders involved in change programmes. Steve is an advanced level practitioner in Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), a UK based qualification. He holds a Diploma in Business Analysis from the British Computer Society.

During his career, he has trained consultants from many of the world's largest and best known consultancies such as Arthur Andersen, Accenture, Cap Gemini, Deloitte, EDS, Logica and Price Waterhouse; he has also worked on projects with other world class consultancies such as KPMG.

In 1989, with another colleague, now a specialist and expert in agile, Steve created Quickfire, a robust approach to iterative development and incremental delivery that anticipated much of what is featured in today's agile approaches. This early venture stimulated in interest in lightweight approaches to development, change and management that Steve has continued to refine.

The topics in which Capiro specialises sit at the centre of system development, often brokering between the business and technical interests. Steve's background, involving as it does, senior management, business analysis, architecture, design, programming and testing, puts him in an unusually strong position to occupy the pivotal role of requirements consultant. It is this experience that Steve is able to bring to Capiro whose mission is to secure project success through requirements excellence and to help clients understand the problem before purchasing a 'solution'.

Steve is also available as an independent business consultant able to offer analysis, advice, coaching and mentoring in business analysis, business change and business architecture.

Steve is a member of the BCS (British Computer Society) where he is on the committee of the Requirements Engineering Specialist Group. He regularly lectures on Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis, Testing, Systems Modelling and Project Management. 

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