Agile Showcase: Agile Development and Methods 28 February 2018, Brussels

At present times, Agile communities are everywhere and the Agile philosophy is being adopted by more and more organisations.  This cooperative, iterative approach to development—or any problem-solving process—that favours multiple, small, rapid releases over fewer large-scale ones is showing stakeholders and unhappy end users how to manage time and money.  The key is to embrace change and focus on customer desires and feedback. All this allows agile businesses to provide almost immediate responses to shifting customer demands.

Stalwart thought leaders and practitioners share their views and “know-how” to transition and transform with different processes and attitudes to change.  The conference thus provides the perfect occasion for delegates to get involved in the conversation, ask questions, learn about best practices and stay together in the Agile initiative, where Agile has its roots in working, sharing and innovating.

Joint morning session with DevOps Showcase

Agile and DevOps: Are they a separate conversation or a progression of capability?

DevOps and Agile have shared environments that facilitate working together.  These two methods are more than simply adopting new tools and processes and the synergy involves building a development and a stable Continuous Integration (CI) infrastructure, as well as an automated pipeline that moves deliverables from development to production.  They can work together and the entire build process should be transparent, and it should enable and support development and operations.  This transformation depends on: significant changes in culture; roles and responsibilities; team structure; tools and processes.

The Round Table session is the last of the joint morning session with the other two co-located events. This session is for 45 minutes of which there will be around ten minutes for a general summing up at the end. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. They are given all the topics with their joining instructions and again at the time of registration and so make their choice on the topics that they want to attend. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary, but please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Agile and DevOps

Benefits of attending:

  • Meet executives and professionals from your same industry area
  • Learn from subject experts addressing issues specific to Agile Methods in Finance, Public Sector and Programme and Project Management
  • Share ideas and brainstorm new approaches
  • Meet with Agile experts
  • Develop and benchmark your Agile Strategies
  • Learn from others’ best practices, ideas and expertise
  • Discover latest technical skills, tools, tips and tricks in the industry
  • Take away insights and lessons from presentations not specifically focused on your main interest area
  • Discussion and networking are encouraged via Q&A sessions after the presentations and during the breaks

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Call for Participation

We are looking for speakers willing to share their experiences and stories about your work in the field of Agile. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker’s response form.

The topics that we are looking to cover:

  • Rise to the agility challenges
  • Lean Principles and Kanban Methods
  • SAFe
  • Pragmatic Agile
  • Leadership
  • The cultural journey
  • Scrum/ Agile experience
  • Scaling Agile
  • Agile from the trenches – Case Studies
  • Actionable Metrics


Previous Programme


  • Joint Session Chairman: Ken Thompson, Dashboard Simulations Ltd -

  • 08:30 - 08:50


  • 08:50 - 09:00

    UNICOM’s and Chairperson’s Introduction

  • 09:00 - 09:45

    Testing the Dark Matter of IT

  • 09:45 - 10:30

    Using Game-Based Learning (GBL) to Enhance your technology/team leadership skills

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Introduction to Sponsoring and Supporting Bodies & Coffee Break

  • 11:00 - 11:20

    DevOps - Dev First, Ops Last?

  • 11:20 - 12:05

    Keynote: Agile in context: Understanding software systems as ecologies not manufacturing processes

  • 12:05 - 12:10

    Change Over for Round Table Discussion

  • 12:10 - 13:00

    Round Table Discussion

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch Break


  • Afternoon Chairman: Ken Thompson, Dashboard Simulations Ltd -

  • 14:00 - 14:45

    Agile Development – Living Life on the Edge

  • 14:45 - 15:30

    Actionable Agile Metrics

  • 15:30 - 15:45

    Tea and Coffee Break

  • 15:45 - 16:30

    The Integral Model – Evolving Agility, Evolving Organisations

  • 16:30 - 17:15

    “Evolution of Metrics” - a flavor of actionable metrics

  • 17:15 - 17:30

    Chair’s Summing-Up and Close of Conference

Past Speakers

Senan Coffey

Fidelity Investments

Paulo Dias

Barclays Investment Bank

Martin Gutenbrunner

Technology strategist, Dynatrace

Sowmya Halappa

Agile Line Manager, LM Ericsson Ltd

Mr. Patrick O’Beirne

Managing Director, Systems Modelling Ltd

Vispi Shroff

Agile Coach, AIB

Dave Snowden

CTO Cognitive Edge

Ken Thompson

Managing Director, Dashboard Simulations Ltd


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