Agile Methods: The Business Evolution | 20 March 2018, London

This event is co-located with Adopting New Technologies for Digital Transformation.

This conference builds on the success of our event series dedicated to Agile Programme and Project Management, Agile in the Finance Sector and Agile in the Public Sector.

The event originates from the idea that learning about Agile methods is important; BUT understanding HOW they apply to your specific context is critical.

The programme favours case studies over theory-focused presentations and aims to connect subject experts with the audience via round table discussions, Q&A sessions and networking.

This conference looks at issues specifically relevant to Agile and the entrepreneurship. There will be mix of agile stories and subject experts from different backgrounds will promote the values and principles for software development and disciplined processes for project management. This coupled with networking has the scope for open-mindedness and sharing throughout the day. .

There is also an exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and vendors.

Benefits of attending:

  • Meet the Agile experts from your same industry area
  • Learn from subject experts addressing issues specific to Agile Methods in Finance, Public Sector and Programme and Project Management
  • Develop and benchmark your Agile Strategies
  • Learn from others’ best practices, ideas and expertise
  • 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
  • Round table discussions help delegates further share their views in connection with specific key topics in Agile in Finance, Public Sector and Programme and Project Management

Previous Programme

  • Joint Session with DevOps & Microservices -

  • Chairman for the Joint Session: Keith Watson, Director of DevOps iHCM, ADP UK -

  • 08:30 - 08:50

    Registration and Coffee Break

  • 08:50 - 09:00

    UNICOM’s and Chairman’s introduction

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Keynote: Cloud Native Microservices and Containers in the Middleware World

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Keynote: Busting Silos

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Introduction to Sponsoring and Supporting Bodies & Coffee Break

  • 10:30 - 11:15

    Round Table discussions

  • Track for Agile methods -

  • Chairman’s introduction: Peter Kappus, Portfolio Delivery Manager, Government Digital Service -

  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Four Cars - a practical set of metrics for your Agile system

  • 12:00 - 12:30

    Survival of the Most Adaptable

  • 12:30 - 13:00

    Practical Approaches to Organisational Agility

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch Break

  • 14:00 - 14:30

    Principles of Effective Agile Project Governance

  • 14:30 - 15:00

    Agile methods at the BBC: How we do it and why it works

  • 15:00 - 15:15

    Tea Break

  • 15:15 - 15:45

    Digital Transformation and Agile in Government: Stories about the first-hand experience of a Digital and Technology Fast Streamer

  • 15:45 - 16:15

    Blending Agile and Traditional Project/PMO Methods to Achieve Digital Breakthrough @ DWP

  • 16:15 - 16:45

    Blending Agile and DevOps - Getting The Best of Both Worlds

  • 16:45 - 17:00

    Chairman’s Summing Up

  • 17:00 - 18:00

    Drinks Reception co-hosted by TIBCO and HPE

Previous Speakers

Marija Ball

BBC Design & Engineering

James Betteley

Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd

Chris Davies

Aterny Agile Services Ltd

Carl Davies

Perfect Agile – Working for DWP


Joey Flint

BBC Design & Engineering

Brian Hendrick

Scrum Master / Delivery Lead, HMRC

Peter Kappus

Government Digital Service

Tomasz Kropiewnicki

Agile Coach,


Susan Scott

Barclays Bank PLC

Kai Wähner

Technology Evangelist, TIBCO

Stephen Walters

Software – Lead Solution Consultant, HPE

Call for Participation

We are looking for speakers willing to share their experiences and stories about Agile Methods in Programme and Project Management, Finance and Public Sector. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker response form. In particular we are looking for:

  • Case studies
  • Presentations highlighting the specific challenges and opportunities faced when implementing AND scaling agile in Programme and Project Management, Finance and Public Sector
  • Presentations highlighting how the three areas could learn from each other
  • Short tutorials (max 60 mins)

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