Richard Coupe


Richard is a consultant, though has previously worked as a scrum master, agile coach, and engineer within DevOpsGroup and other companies.

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Areas of interest

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About Richard

Since starting with us, Richard has helped clients improve their ways of working. He has helped our own teams implement improvements to clients’ infrastructure and worked to improve infrastructure himself as he’s moved between his various roles.

With a background that also includes agile product ownership, he’s an extremely versatile character though, if he has a failing (a big if), it’d be that he gets excited by too many things at once.

Outside of client work, Rich has also looked after our interns as Academy Coach, guiding them through some of the better practices they’ll (hopefully) display when returning to us as graduate engineers themselves.

Through the time he’s spent at DOG Rich has worked with some of our biggest clients in both the enterprise and scale-up sectors. He’s built up considerable experience across both the various clients we help and also the different services we offer.

Since returning to the technical world of engineering, he’s been bulldozing AWS certifications with a vengeance. Self-development is a big motivator for Rich; he’s forever chasing a new white rabbit and can be relied upon to chase a new certification long before it’s of any practical use to anyone.

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What one book should everyone read?

His Dark Materials (technically a trilogy)

What is the best thing about working at DevOpsGroup?

I’ve never worked with a group of people so dedicated to enabling and getting the best out of their peers.

What is the one quote you live by?

“Be the change you want to see in the world” - Gandhi, I think

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Infinite luck.

Read Richard's favourite blogs

The Return to Engineering

Former Agile Coach, Rich Coupe, remarks on how decided to move back into an engineering role and how DevOpsGroup helped him transition smoothly.

Cloud operating models: how to expand skillsets, practices & procedures

Technology is just one aspect of moving to the cloud. To maximise the benefits, you also need to adjust the way your business operates. Here are some pointers.

Is technical debt strangling your scale-up? Here’s how to loosen its grip.

Technical debt is a necessary evil. It’s the way you handle it that counts. Understanding how your infrastructure compares to current best practice is essential.