About Martin Hinshelwood

Martin Hinshelwood

Martin Hinshelwood is a consultant for naked ALM Consulting, a technical and management consultancy based in Scotland that focuses on helping organisations modernise their development processes and enable a greater degree of business agility. Martin works with one foot in the process space and one in the technical. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer and EBM Consultant with Scrum.org with whome he has been working since 2010. He uses his knowledge and experience to help organisations, large and small, to create professional development teams that produce high quality software that is of value to that organisation. His goal is to help organisations scale professional Scrum where required to maximise that value delivered. In addition Martin is also recognised as an expert in Visual Studio ALM. He has been a Visual Studio ALM MVP since 2008 and a Visual Studio ALM Ranger since 2010. In 2011 he was not only awarded Visual Studio ALM MVP of the Year but also had the honour of being an ALM Ranger Champion. In 2014 he co-authored Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013. Martin spends is spare time writing regularly on the naked ALM Blog and, when commuting, answers questions on StackOverflow.

Curriculum Vitae: Martin Hinshelwood CV | live on LinkedIn

Myers Brigs Type Indicator: INTJ

Clifton Strengths Finder: Ideation, Input, Futuristic, Intellection, Strategic

You can get in touch with Martin through naked ALM

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Public speaking engaggements:

  • NDC London 2014, December 2014 in London
  • Visual Studio 2015 Deep Dive, November 2014 in Oslo
  • ALM Community Event, March 2014 in Oslo
  • ALM Days, February 2014 in Dusseldorf
  • Agile into Finance, February 2014 in London

Honours & Awards:

  • Microsoft MVP Award for 2015 in Visual Studio ALM, October 2014
  • Microsoft MVP Award for 2014 in Visual Studio ALM, October 2013
  • Microsoft MVP Award for 2013 in Visual Studio ALM, October 2012
  • Microsoft MVP Award for 2012 in Visual Studio ALM, October 2011
  • Microsoft ALM Ranger Champion 2011, October 2011
  • D-Zone Most Valued Blogger 2011, September 2011
  • Visual Studio ALM MVP of the Year 2011, March 2011
  • Microsoft MVP Award for 2011 in Visual Studio ALM, October 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Ranger, May 2010
  • Microsoft MVP Award for 2010 in Visual Studio ALM, October 2009
  • Microsoft MVP Award for 2009 in Visual Studio ALM, October 2008


  • MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management, May 2013
  • Exam: 70-498 – Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management, May 2013
  • Exam: 70-497 – Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012, April 2013
  • Exam: 70-496 – Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012, April, 2013
  • Professional Scrum Master II, September 2011
  • MCTS: Team Foundation Server Administration & Configuration, September 2010
  • Professional Scrum Trainer, Febuary 2010
  • Professional Scrum Developer, Febuary 2010
  • Professional Scrum Master I, Febuary 2010
  • Certified ScrumMaster, Febuary 2010
  • MCTS: Team Foundation Server, Febuary 2006
  • Microsoft Certified Professional, Febuary 2006

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