About Us

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Where we have come from

Our history

The Lean Tree team has worked with Global Fortune 50 organisations, household names in large business IT, major insurers, big-name supermarkets, and leaders in luxury online fashions. We’ve been around long enough to experience large Waterfall programmes to modern Agile and Scaled Agile software programmes. Between us, we have built Project Management Offices, and mobilised, directed, and delivered programmes of all sizes. We love what we do. We’re committed to staying at the crest of the wave of software development. We know our business. Our consultants don’t just have excellent credentials and track record in both operations and program delivery, they are also skilled coaches and mentors.  The world is entering a new age, where digital transformation and Business Agility are no longer an option, but a must. This is the big need of the 21st Century. 

We’re here to help.

Why choose Lean Tree

Who we are

We are a consultancy with a deep foundation of delivery expertise from years of experience at various blue-chip companies across multiple industries. Our services have been constructed specifically to support organisations to add value to their business through speed and agility, delivering fast and moving quickly. Agile is not a method or an approach, it is a way of thinking. An Agile transformation whether at scale or not, needs to be approached in the same way as any other significant change, requiring buy in at all levels and great leadership to succeed. The services provided by Lean Tree acknowledge that there are a number of activities and approaches required to make such large organisational changes from formal training in the disciplines needed and coaching at all levels of the business, through to providing independent expertise for managing a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) roll out.

What we use

Our Frameworks

Scaled Agile



Business Agility

Our Consultants

Meet a few of the team

Tim Topper

Principal Consultant

Experienced Programme Director, Agile Consultant and SAFe Practitioner (SPC) specialising in Business Transformation and Programme Delivery.

Rachel Prew

Principal Consultant

Experienced Agile Consultant, Agile Coach, SAFe Practitioner (SPC) and PMO Lead specialising in Delivery Frameworks.

Julian Rhodes

Principal Consultant

Experienced Programme Delivery Consultant, SAFe Practitioner (SPC) focussed on Digital Transformation and Systems Integration.

Stephen Woolston

Senior Consultant

SAFe Practitioner (SPC) and our Lead Trainer. Steve has a wealth of experience in Delivery, Agile Coaching, Business Transformation and Service Management.

Abbie Ross


Certified Scrum Master and SAFe Agilist. Abbie is an experienced Project Manager, with a strong background in the Retail sector and Business Readiness.

Roger Tindale

Senior Consultant

Experienced Agile Consultant, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, SAFe Trainer and certified SAFe Practitioner (SPC). Roger has also successfully delivered a number of IT programmes.

Kathryn Roberts

Senior Consultant

Kathryn has held a number of senior leadership roles in her career. She is an experienced Retail and Delivery Consultant, helping organisations with complex business change.

Caroline Topper

Business Manager

Caroline has managed a number of successful businesses and is an experienced HR Manager as well as a SAFe Agilist, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified AgilityHealth Facilitator.

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What our customers say


Great Course - Highly Recommend

Great course, well structured, presented and organised from start to finish. Excellent support pre the course and for the exam. Highly recommend.

This provides a great overview of SAFe, although you may cover some ground you are already familiar with for example with Agile elements, there is far more content that really helps to provide the context of how agile type delivery can work within a complex hierarchy – and it is important to view this in context of the whole picture. I found the Portfolio elements incredibly valuable and intend to explore further.

Thanks to the team – you did a great job.

Training Attendee,

Leading SAFe Course


Great team that deliver on what they say....

I have worked with Leantree on a number of engagements. The quality of the resources always show great knowledge in the Lean Agile SAFe space, but what differentiates them is their ability to clearly understand the clients needs and to work alongside them in delivering rather than simply telling them what needs to be done. They put their words into actions. Look forward to continuing our partnership in the future…

Change Director,

Technology Partner


Thank you

I’m just wanted to say a big thank you. I passed my scrum exam which is largely down to your awesome coaching so I wanted to send you a small note to thank you.  You taught me the ways of scrum, so I thought I should let you know 🙂

Scrum Master,

Retail Client


Leading SAFe - Excellent Course

“Leading SAFe” is an excellent course delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers, it provides a great introduction to SAFe. The course was delivered remotely over 2 days, with an individual digital workbook and shared team planning simulations. The frequent breaks built in really helped keep energy levels up.

The overall organisation was excellent with clear instructions and a pre-course session to introduce you to the training portal.

I would recommend this course to anyone that is looking to promote SAFe, join an organisation that has practices SAFe or just wants to know what it is.

At the end of the course I sat my certification exam and passed!

Training Attendee,

Leading SAFe Course


Lean Tree Training - I Passed my exam first time

I selected Lean Tree and completed the Leading Safe course which leads to the Safe 5 Agilist certification. The course was very well constructed, highlighting key concepts and potential areas for the examination. The course was presented via video conferencing and the “10 minute break every hour” format really works. I passed my exam first time following the Lean Tree course, so I can recommend Lean Tree for training.

Training Attendee,

Leading SAFe Course


SAFe for Leaders

Great learning experience, very polished and well thought out. We covered a lot of ground in a structured and digestible format.

Training Attendee,

Leading SAFe Course

Our latest insights

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Learning the Scaled Agile Framework® and becoming certified is a great way to show modern, relevant skills for professionals in IT project and program roles. 

Choose the right SAFe® Training

Expertise in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) is in high demand as businesses compete on Business Agility. That means professionals with a Growth Mindset, who want to upskill

Lean Portfolio Management

Enterprises must learn how to adapt quickly to the digital age or become extinct, no matter their size, their strength, or how smart they are.