After the success of Agile Methods in London, we are pleased to organise Agile Methods North in Manchester.
The event originates from the idea that learning about Agile methods is important. BUT understanding HOW they apply to your specific contexts is critical. We expect both independent agile practitioners and organisations to benefit from the conference mix of case studies, thought provoking presentations and discussion sessions. Not matter if you are new to agile, there is always more to learn to improve the way it is introduced, sustained and scaled.
The event is focused on these key topic areas:
The presenters, panellists and discussion leaders are chosen for their experience and knowledge of Agile in the context of the three tracks. The event also provides invaluable networking opportunities with professionals and subject experts in these areas.
There is also an exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and vendors.
Elaine Sullivan, Director, Skybrook Consultants
‘Agile’ is more than the ceremonies, the art of ‘agility’, its mindset, and a flourishing team requires both thought and on-going attention. Elaine provides real life examples and insights into enhancing the mindset of empowerment, motivation and self management and how to encourage staff to embrace the challenge of change.
Murilo Lessa, Delivery Manager for GOV.UK Pay, Government Digital Service
GOV.UK Pay will make taking payments for public services more convenient and efficient within the British government. After one year on the run, Murilo Lessa, Delivery Manager for the GOV.UK Pay team, will share his experience of applying agile principles in the often ‘waterfally’ context of government and payments processing.
Louise Elliott, Development Manager at Leeds Building Society
This talk looks at the first 2 years of an agile adoption programme within a UK financial organisation. It looks at how the adoption was approached and the biggest challenges which it faced. It considers the impact which corporate culture has on agile adoption as well as the level of support needed to make it successful. It also illustrates some of the unexpected opportunities which were identified during the adoption. Most importantly it looks at what lessons we can learn and what we would do differently if we had our time over again.
Carl Davies, Agile Coach & Consultant, Perfect Agile – Working for DWP
The presentation outlines the Agile techniques and behaviours deployed and adaptions we made, paving the way to the successful delivery of an high value digital service into ‘Public Beta’ at DWP. We’ll review how ‘just enough’ Agility helped us blend numerous work streams of delivery to achieve a singular result.