About Isabel

60birthdayIsabel’s background is in IT but she works across organisations within and beyond the IT department.

She shares her experiences and learns from others at conferences presentations world-wide and in her writing.

Isabel  is based in Worcester in the UK, but works as a practitioner and presents workshops and training courses world-wide. She works with other practitioners and consultants in various industries:

  • to provide and receive mentoring and coaching for growth;
  • to make up teams and bring in additional expertise and resource;
  • to review and improve ideas and methods.

 …having worked with Isabel on some high-profile and demanding projects, I can vouch for her decisiveness and confidence, her tenacity, her ability to get the best out of everyone. Even in a high-pressure workplace, Isabel makes everyone feel valued;

everyone gets a voice, everyone is (in the Latin sense) “educated” …

She has more than thirty years of IT experience in quality management and. Her quality management work focuses on encouraging IT teams and customers to work together via flexible processes designed and tailored by the teams that use them.

Isabel authored Achieving Software Quality Through Teamwork and chapters in Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an eXtreme Testing Environment; The Testing Practitioner; and Foundations of Software Testing.

She is a Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society, and has been a member of software industry improvement working groups. She is the BCS SIGiST Programme Secretary.

A keen fruit and vegetable grower, Isabel has tended an allotment for the last 12 years. her interest in fabric and sewing includes patchwork; using fabrics collected when travelling. Collecting and piecing the fabric together takes many years. She is a member of the RHS and the Wetlands & Wildfowl Trust. She enjoys story-telling, in oral, written and graphic forms, as well as drawing, painting and digital photography, taking pictures of reflections and light on water.

From our initial meeting and throughout the engagement it was clear that Isabel is a consummate IT professional and skilled and passionate individual….