Agile Methods 2016

Agile Programme & Project Management |Finance Sector | Public Sector, 25 February 2016, London

The event originates from the idea that learning about Agile methods is important. BUT understanding HOW they apply to your specific
context is critical.
It comprises three parallel tracks (with some plenary combined sessions) which address:

  • Agile Programme & Project Management (for all business sectors)
  • Agile in the Finance Sector
  • Agile in the Public Sector

Each of these tracks has a different and specific focus. One of these is for all business sectors and addresses the Agile Programme and
Project Management. The other two tracks focus deeply on the unique challenges and differences encountered when introducing, sustaining
and scaling Agile within (1) the public sector and (2) the banking, finance and insurance (BFIS) sector.

The day is made up of a series of high quality presentations, case studies and discussion sessions. Attendees can choose to attend any of the sessions and create an agenda that will deliver them and their organisation maximum value.
The presenters, panellists and discussion leaders are chosen for their experience and knowledge of Agile in the context of the three tracks.
Taking part in the debate, learning from experts and listening to other companies experiences is critical in order to take full advantage of Agile methods and the benefits they bring.

In contrast to other events addressing Agile, this conference presents case studies and looks at issues that are specifically relevant to finance, public sector and project management. It 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.

Programme

  • 08:30 -

    Registration

  • 09:00 -

    Welcome

  • 09:05 -

    Introduction to sponsors and supporting bodies

  • 09:15 -
    tony

    Plenary Session: The Laws of Physics Change At Scale

    Tony Grout, Head of Agile Transformation, Lloyds Banking Group

    What are the three lessons I would share with my less experienced self faced with the inertia of moving an organisation that has no choice but to deal with its huge scale? Tony shares the notes he has written on the inside of his notebook, the ones he looks at every day before he starts helping organisations with thousands of engineers free themselves up to deliver exceptional value.

    Speakers:
    tony

    Tony Grout

  • 10:00 -

    Tea and Coffee

  • 10:30 -
    Joanna-Newman

    Joint session: Use Agile to Lead Transformational Change

    Joanna Newman, Senior Programme Manager, Global Technology, Vodafone

    Agile Principles apply to many contexts outside of development and are particularly useful for business transformation. In this case study of a transformation in 2015 we will review what Agile principles, tools, and techniques helped this be a success (or hindered progress) so that you can choose which would be relevant to your organisation.

    Speakers:
    Joanna-Newman

    Joanna Newman

  • 11:15 -
    image001-1

    Joint session: The challenges of scaling agile

    Chris Battersby, Audit Principal, The National Audit Office

    As agile is scaled to cover complex programmes and business transformation, a new set of challenges has emerged, asking questions such as:

    • What are the new uncertainties and how do we manage them?
    • When is good good enough, and when is done done?

    Chris will explore these questions and draw on examples from recent National Audit Office publications and research to highlight current issues and see how they are being tackled in government.

    Speakers:
    image001-1

    Chris Battersby

  • 12:00 -
    jonathon-wright

    Joint Session: DesignOps: DON’T PANIC - The Hitchhikers Guide to Next Generation ALM

    Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Engineering, Hitachi Consulting

    Join Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Engineering at Hitachi to explore the next generation of digital agile delivery approaches that support modern day scaled agile and lean practices such as DesignOps, Value Streams and LeanUX. Don’t panic! Jonathon will share recent industry case success stories that showcase predictive ALM techniques that leverage machine-learning and multivariate analysis to create algorithms that generate likely outcomes and, more importantly, prescriptive actionable insight to avoid problems, mitigate risks, and optimise deliverables.

    Speakers:
    jonathon-wright

    Jonathon Wright

  • 12:30 -
    Ian-Dugmor
    Jonathan-Smart

    Joint Session: Agile transformation at very large scale: culture eats principles for breakfast

    Jonathan Smart, Head of Development Services & Agile Capability Lead, Barclays Group, Barclays and Ian Dugmore, Head of Agile Adoption Core Team, Barclays

    How do large organisations with a long heritage become agile? How do you help a large complex adaptive system to help itself? Jonathan and Ian will share key lessons from the journey so far at Barclays, probably the largest agile transformation in the world at this moment in time.

    Speakers:
    Ian-Dugmor

    Ian Dugmor

    Jonathan-Smart

    Jonathan Smart

  • 13:15 -

    Lunch and separation in the three tracks

  • 14:15 -
    Robert-Elbourn

    The invisible barriers to scaling agile in a large corporate institution (what you can do about it)

    Robert Elbourn, Agile Coach, Agile78 Solutions Ltd

    Agile was described 15 years ago, and “Scaled Agile” is now a buzzword, but organisational change has introduced some interesting barriers which need to be addressed if we want to deliver robust software continuously. Working in small teams gives many benefits for free, what are these benefits ? How do you lose them? How can you gain them back when scaling up, offshoring and dealing with vendors.

    Speakers:
    Robert-Elbourn

    Robert Elbourn

  • 14:55 -
    Leanne-Page

    Give your organisation an agile boost!

    Leanne Page, Agile Transformation Lead/Senior Digital Project Manager, MSLGROUP UK

    What do we really need to do for our business to transform and how do we engage the people we work with to contribute to that journey and sustain it?

    In the context of a traditional advertising agency Leanne shares insights and outcomes on how she applied agile principles and tools at M&C Saatchi, to create great teams, improve workflow and raise team happiness.

    Speakers:
    Leanne-Page

    Leanne Page

  • 15:35 -

    Tea and Coffee Break

  • 15:50 -
    Michael-Harris

    "Why should I have more than one technique for retrospectives?"

    Michael Harris, President & CEO, DCG Software Value

    Any Agile programme or project is only as good as its agile teams. The main vehicle for improving teams is the retrospective. This is a team activity that requires a free flow of conversations and ideas in order to maximize effectiveness. No team is perfect and all teams can learn and improve on a continuous basis.

    Most obstacles to effective retrospectives are solvable with a bit of coaching and education, but every retrospective can also benefit from some sort of tool. Facilitation skills, retrospective techniques and tools are all important for an effective retrospective But even with the best technique and tools, retrospectives are all about the people.

    This presentation shares some best practices and possibly new ideas for retrospectives including the separation of “tactical” and “strategic” retrospectives. For the tactical retrospectives at the end of every sprint, I will share proven examples such as list generation techniques, the timeline retrospective and the six thinking hats retrospective. For the strategic retrospectives, run every three to six months, I will share experiences and results from a team health assessment tool.

    Speakers:
    Michael-Harris

    Michael Harris

  • 16:20 -
    Roly-Stimson
    Vic-Page

    Essentializing the DSDM Agile Project Framework – joint presentation from the DSDM Consortium and Ivar Jacobson International

    Roly Stimson, Principal Consultant, Ivar Jacobson International and Vic Page, Director of the DSDM Consortium

    The challenges for many organizations when adopting DSDM are around mind set change, awareness and communication. The Essence standard helps teams navigate through many of the complex challenges common in software development delivery from helping teams identify and engage with the right stakeholders at the right time in the right way, to making health and progress visible to all in a language that everyone can understand. The Essence standard is presented in a number of tools such as a deck of Alpha State Cards, which are a simple, easy way to track status of a software project and help plan next steps. Applying Alpha State Cards with the DSDM Framework helps portray the aforementioned and enable communication between team members.

    Speakers:
    Roly-Stimson

    Roly Stimson

    Vic-Page

    Vic Page

  • 16:50 -
    Neil-Maiden

    A Case Study in Extending an Agile Method with Creativity Techniques

    Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity, Cass Business School, City University London

    Agile processes seek just-enough requirements. However, this focus on simple software solutions can be at the expense of ones that meet more creative requirements. This presentation will report the extension of one agile process with creativity techniques. Evidence revealed that the requirements generated with the process were more novel than baseline epics from the product backlog of the same project, while usefulness of the requirements increased overall after incubation over the duration of a sprint. Implications for requirements work in agile processes are explored.

    Speakers:
    Neil-Maiden

    Neil Maiden

  • 17:30 -

    Panel session: current challenges and opportunities in Agile Programme and Project Management

  • 17:45 -

    Close and Drinks Reception

  • 08:30 -

    Registration

  • 09:00 -

    Welcome

  • 09:05 -

    Introduction to sponsors and supporting bodies

  • 09:15 -
    tony

    Plenary Session: The Laws of Physics Change At Scale

    Tony Grout, Head of Agile Transformation, Lloyds Banking Group

    What are the three lessons I would share with my less experienced self faced with the inertia of moving an organisation that has no choice but to deal with its huge scale? Tony shares the notes he has written on the inside of his notebook, the ones he looks at every day before he starts helping organisations with thousands of engineers free themselves up to deliver exceptional value.

    Speakers:
    tony

    Tony Grout

  • 10:00 -

    Tea and Coffee

  • 10:30 -
    Joanna-Newman

    Joint session: Use Agile to Lead Transformational Change

    Joanna Newman, Senior Programme Manager, Global Technology, Vodafone

    Agile Principles apply to many contexts outside of development and are particularly useful for business transformation. In this case study of a transformation in 2015 we will review what Agile principles, tools, and techniques helped this be a success (or hindered progress) so that you can choose which would be relevant to your organisation.

    Speakers:
    Joanna-Newman

    Joanna Newman

  • 11:15 -
    image001-1

    Joint session: The challenges of scaling agile

    Chris Battersby, Audit Principal, The National Audit Office

    As agile is scaled to cover complex programmes and business transformation, a new set of challenges has emerged, asking questions such as:

    • What are the new uncertainties and how do we manage them?
    • When is good good enough, and when is done done?

    Chris will explore these questions and draw on examples from recent National Audit Office publications and research to highlight current issues and see how they are being tackled in government.

    Speakers:
    image001-1

    Chris Battersby

  • 12:00 -
    jonathon-wright

    Joint Session: DesignOps: DON’T PANIC - The Hitchhikers Guide to Next Generation ALM

    Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Engineering, Hitachi Consulting

    Join Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Engineering at Hitachi to explore the next generation of digital agile delivery approaches that support modern day scaled agile and lean practices such as DesignOps, Value Streams and LeanUX. Don’t panic! Jonathon will share recent industry case success stories that showcase predictive ALM techniques that leverage machine-learning and multivariate analysis to create algorithms that generate likely outcomes and, more importantly, prescriptive actionable insight to avoid problems, mitigate risks, and optimise deliverables.

    Speakers:
    jonathon-wright

    Jonathon Wright

  • 12:30 -
    Ian-Dugmor
    Jonathan-Smart

    Joint Session: Agile transformation at very large scale: culture eats principles for breakfast

    Jonathan Smart, Head of Development Services & Agile Capability Lead, Barclays Group, Barclays and Ian Dugmore, Head of Agile Adoption Core Team, Barclays

    How do large organisations with a long heritage become agile? How do you help a large complex adaptive system to help itself? Jonathan and Ian will share key lessons from the journey so far at Barclays, probably the largest agile transformation in the world at this moment in time.

    Speakers:
    Ian-Dugmor

    Ian Dugmor

    Jonathan-Smart

    Jonathan Smart

  • 13:15 -

    Lunch and separation in the three tracks

  • 14:15 -
    Ben-Maynard

    A Tale of Scaling Scrum for Investment Bank Regulatory Deliveries

    Ben Maynard, Agile Coach, RBS Plc

    Organisational change to provide more effective means of incrementally value delivery in any large organisation can be a challenge. When you have regulatory deadlines to meet and legacy architecture to replace what do you do?

    Speakers:
    Ben-Maynard

    Ben Maynard

  • 15:00 -
    image002

    90 Day Challenge – Agile/Lean in the Financial World

    Louise Elliott, Development Manager at Leeds Building Society

    During April 2015 a top level management conference in a financial institution decided to improve customer experience and to reduce the operational processing time needed to support mortgage product maturity. Even though the organisation was relatively new to the world of Agile they decided to kick off a time limited piece of work to see what experts, drawn from across the business, could achieve within short timescales. So was born the 90 day challenge. The challenge was large, not only because the organisation was reasonably new to Agile but also because the area to be addressed was very highly regulated. This talk looks at how the work was run along with the difficulties it faced and the successes it achieved.

    The project won the Agile Award for the ‘Best Use of Agile Outside of IT 2015’.

    Speakers:
    image002

    Louise Elliott

  • 15:45 -

    Coffee and Tea Break

  • 16:15 -
    ahmad-fahmy

    A 5 year Retrospective on a Large Scale Agile Transformation

    Ahmad Fahmy, Director, Zone 2 Consulting Limited

    Ahmad looks back at lessons learned 5 years into one of the largest agile adoptions on the street. He discusses what worked well and what failed. Key points include, where does scrum *not* work, revolution vs. evolution, the role of management & the failure of the product owner role and trust.

    Speakers:
    ahmad-fahmy

    Ahmad Fahmy

  • 17:00 -

    Panel session: current challenges and opportunities in Agile in the Finance Sector

  • 17:30 -

    Close and Drinks Reception

  • 08:30 -

    Registration

  • 09:00 -

    Welcome

  • 09:05 -

    Introduction to sponsors and supporting bodies

  • 09:15 -
    tony

    Plenary Session: The Laws of Physics Change At Scale

    Tony Grout, Head of Agile Transformation, Lloyds Banking Group

    What are the three lessons I would share with my less experienced self faced with the inertia of moving an organisation that has no choice but to deal with its huge scale? Tony shares the notes he has written on the inside of his notebook, the ones he looks at every day before he starts helping organisations with thousands of engineers free themselves up to deliver exceptional value.

    Speakers:
    tony

    Tony Grout

  • 10:00 -

    Tea and Coffee

  • 10:30 -
    Joanna-Newman

    Joint session: Use Agile to Lead Transformational Change

    Joanna Newman, Senior Programme Manager, Global Technology, Vodafone

    Agile Principles apply to many contexts outside of development and are particularly useful for business transformation. In this case study of a transformation in 2015 we will review what Agile principles, tools, and techniques helped this be a success (or hindered progress) so that you can choose which would be relevant to your organisation.

    Speakers:
    Joanna-Newman

    Joanna Newman

  • 11:15 -
    image001-1

    Joint session: The challenges of scaling agile

    Chris Battersby, Audit Principal, The National Audit Office

    As agile is scaled to cover complex programmes and business transformation, a new set of challenges has emerged, asking questions such as:

    • What are the new uncertainties and how do we manage them?
    • When is good good enough, and when is done done?

    Chris will explore these questions and draw on examples from recent National Audit Office publications and research to highlight current issues and see how they are being tackled in government.

    Speakers:
    image001-1

    Chris Battersby

  • 12:00 -
    jonathon-wright

    Joint Session: DesignOps: DON’T PANIC - The Hitchhikers Guide to Next Generation ALM

    Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Engineering, Hitachi Consulting

    Join Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Engineering at Hitachi to explore the next generation of digital agile delivery approaches that support modern day scaled agile and lean practices such as DesignOps, Value Streams and LeanUX. Don’t panic! Jonathon will share recent industry case success stories that showcase predictive ALM techniques that leverage machine-learning and multivariate analysis to create algorithms that generate likely outcomes and, more importantly, prescriptive actionable insight to avoid problems, mitigate risks, and optimise deliverables.

    Speakers:
    jonathon-wright

    Jonathon Wright

  • 12:30 -
    Ian-Dugmor
    Jonathan-Smart

    Joint Session: Agile transformation at very large scale: culture eats principles for breakfast

    Jonathan Smart, Head of Development Services & Agile Capability Lead, Barclays Group, Barclays and Ian Dugmore, Head of Agile Adoption Core Team, Barclays

    How do large organisations with a long heritage become agile? How do you help a large complex adaptive system to help itself? Jonathan and Ian will share key lessons from the journey so far at Barclays, probably the largest agile transformation in the world at this moment in time.

    Speakers:
    Ian-Dugmor

    Ian Dugmor

    Jonathan-Smart

    Jonathan Smart

  • 13:15 -

    Lunch and separation in the three tracks

  • 14:15 -
    Andrew-Anderson
    Cathy-Diver

    Dipping the toe into the water – How we introduced Agile development and made it a success

    Cathy Diver, Tri Borough Head of ICT Children's Services, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Andrew Anderson, Tri-Borough Children’s ICT Projects Manager, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    Children’s Services ICT Local Government department; how and why we started using Agile. Taking you through our initial learning in regards to the methodology, how we considered when Agile would be suitable to reduce development timescales and achieve early benefits, and finally how we took the plunge in changing the way we work.

    Speakers:
    Andrew-Anderson

    Andrew Anderson

    Cathy-Diver

    Cathy Diver

  • 15:00 -
    Michael-Seipp

    Implementing Agile in Government is scary, but so is crossing the road

    Michael Seipp, Delivery Manager, Government Digital Service

    GDS is the UK government's central digital function. We work with departments to help them shape the way they implement Agile. We are trying to help them set the right context, and implement the right practices and behaviours to make Agile transformation a success story.

    If you have never implemented Agile before, it can be scary – but so was the first time you crossed the road. You can't just stand there looking at the pavement on the other side, at some point you are going to have to get across – and when you do, you will realise that it was worth it.

    Speakers:
    Michael-Seipp

    Michael Seipp

  • 15.45 -

    Tea and Coffee Break

  • 16:15 -
    Amany-Elbanna

    Risk and mitigation of Agile Software Development

    Amany Elbanna, Senior Lecturer in information Systems, Royal Holloway University of London

    Based on extensive research of Agile projects over the last 10 years, this talk will shed light on some of the common risks associated with Agile Software Development and how organisations mitigate these risks. The case of the Universal Credit program and the Department for Work and Pensions ceasing of all Agile software development in it after its cost escalated to nearly £12.8bn, six times the originally planned highlights the need to consider and manage Agile risks. Universal Credit is one of the largest agile software development projects in the UK, and hence one might dismiss the unacceptable outcome as an exception. One might also dismiss the outcome on suspicion that agile could have been used as a scapegoat for other project management’s problems. However, the project continues to draw attention to the possibility of having agile-related risks and the need to identify them. The recently reported withdrawal of agile practices (Scrum) from a software development company is yet another case that highlights the existence of risks that needs to be managed. Before we can manage possible emerging risks of adopting agile software development, an important first step is to identify these risks along with understanding why these risks arise in the context of agile software development. This talk supports a lively debate on these issues.

    Speakers:
    Amany-Elbanna

    Amany Elbanna

  • 17:00 -

    Panel session: current challenges and opportunities in Agile in the Public Sector

  • 17:30 -

    Close and Drinks Reception

Speakers

Vic-Page

Vic Page

DSDM Consortium

Roly-Stimson

Roly Stimson

Ivar Jacobson International

ahmad-fahmy

Ahmad Fahmy

Zone 2 Consulting Limited

jonathon-wright

Jonathon Wright

Hitachi Consulting

Ian-Dugmor

Ian Dugmor

Barclays

Amany-Elbanna

Amany Elbanna

Royal Holloway University of London

Michael-Harris

Michael Harris

DCG Software Value

Michael-Seipp

Michael Seipp

Government Digital Service

Jonathan-Smart

Jonathan Smart

Barclays

Andrew-Anderson

Andrew Anderson

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Cathy-Diver

Cathy Diver

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

tony

Tony Grout

Lloyds Banking Group

Ben-Maynard

Ben Maynard

RBS Plc

Leanne-Page

Leanne Page

MSLGROUP UK

Neil-Maiden

Neil Maiden

Digital Creativity

Robert-Elbourn

Robert Elbourn

Agile78 Solutions Ltd

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Chris Battersby

The National Audit Office

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Louise Elliott

Leeds Building Society

Joanna-Newman

Joanna Newman

Vodafone

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  • Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH
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