Talks and Workshops
Slides An introduction to Progressive Delivery: a basket of skills and technologies for modern software development, testing and deployment: including canarying, Feature Flags, Blue Green deployments and A/B testing at scale. We’re seeing advances in approaches to application and service delivery, where deploying a service no longer means releasing it. How …Click for more information
Slides User stories are one of the most visible artefacts of most agile methods and have generated large quantities of expert advice. In my experience, much of that advice is often misinterpreted.
In this session, we’ll explore several classic pieces of advice, to see how misunderstandings can lead to bad outcomes, despite the …
This session will highlight a summer of agile exploration with Washington State University’s Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) Lab. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Leachman and the students in his laboratory program at a large state University in the USA. One of his goals is to create and engineering educations system …Click for more information
Be challenged, explore different ways of working and leave with actions you can put in place straight away
How a focus on happy employees can drive results – the framework that makes this happen
Discover when people work at their best, and simple steps to enable that
How to increase trust and ownership, within clear guidelines
Become more of …
Slides In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins changed the conversation around evolution by focusing on the gene as the unit of reproduction. He created a new word, MEME, an idea that replicates itself. Deutsch, in The Beginning of Infinity, extended this idea to be a unit of knowledge that self replicates. Cultures …Click for more information
Today, everyone’s talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it’s going to change the way we conduct business, and live our lives, forever. In fact, it’s shaping up to be the single biggest technology revolution the world has ever seen. It’s a completely new factor of production, capable of driving business growth by augmenting natural …Click for more information
In this interactive session, we’ll be exposing you to some coaching tools that you can use to build great teams.
You’ll leave with some tips to really get underneath the obvious when coaching large groups and the confidence to catalyse and build sustainable change in your organisation.
You are in an organisation, you have a team, maybe …
Slides You’ve been asked by senior management to provide concrete estimates to get something shipped. What now? How do you balance the inherent uncertainty in software development with the precision and confidence demanded of you? Join Ciarán Hanway for a short talk on some useful principles to help …
Slides The session will relate the concept of shu-ha-ri with agile , how the martial art technique could be related and is efficient when working in an agile environment, this will include the examples for audience to understand the relation and apply it in real agile working environment. It will include …
Most AI/ML projects start shipping models into production, where they can deliver business value, using the no-process process. That is, people just do their best by creating an ad-hoc process with familiar tools. This works for tiny teams at first, but as the team grows you’ll discover significant chaos and pain trying to operationalize AI.
Slides When we think of ‘agile’ delivery the focus is on variable scope and an iterative delivery model. What happens when the decision is made to apply an arbitrary timeline on top of this? Through the lense of the John Lewis Partnership’s Loyalty and Payments programs, we will explore ‘agile’ as a …Click for more information
Slides Writing a book is a great way to share your philosophy and methodology with peers, potential clients and raving fans. Anyone can release a book on Amazon but how can you make sure that the book is compelling? How do you create work that matters and that answers your readers’ burning …Click for more information
Slides Most teams need to answer questions like “When will it be done? What can I get by date X?”. However, common estimation approaches often fail to give us the predictability we want, and tend to introduce bad behaviours like hard deadlines and hiding uncertainty. In this talk I’ll show you how, …Click for more information
Today, we face challenges beyond agility, down to teamwork core values, affecting effectiveness and results. Teamwork core values as communication, motivation, and trust to mention some.
Let’s discover simple techniques to identify & solve these challenges using Heart of Agile compass. Through the 4 words and 3 enablers with people at the center, we will walk …
Have you ever experienced resistance in an Agile Transformation? What does the role of an Agile Coach mean in a scenario of organizational and cultural change?
How do you create engagement, build momentum and overcome resistance?
By the end of this session you will learn more about what your role as a Coach should be during a …Click for more information
Slides Like most technology innovation, Chaos Engineering has both a technical and a organisational aspect to its success. Unlike some technology innovations, it is often scoffed at on first mention due to the word “chaos”. Chaos Engineering may simulate chaos, but it is far from disorder or confusion. In this talk, …Click for more information
Slides Climate is team level culture. It is easy to measure and improve. SALVe is a proven change process. It ascends and descends over the corporate levels of: individual, team, operations and strategy. The techniques and tools in the SALVe process help develop the World Economic Forum in …
Slides Agile coach? Or rather Agile enterprise coach? Maybe better Agile agent? What about Agile Evangelist? Or could we take Kanban Coach? Should we hire somebody with the Scrum Manager certification?
Those questions regularly popup in my LinkedIn feed when companies are trying to decide which role to hire. Unfortunately, for most of …
Slides Often we focus on our test environments, we grow skills and technology to inspect before shipping.
In a new role, I was challenged to move faster; to focus on shipping and getting feedback.
I’ll share how I learnt to ship more often with fewer tests, and how that built …
Slides Learn how you might avoid KPIs, OKRs and drive the culture you want through culture driven HR practices for recruitment and performance management. KPIs are the most common way of measuring the outputs of an organisation and a fairly poor way of measuring individual performance. Now the …
Join us throughout the conference in the Modulearn social games channels and pit your wits against your fellow players. A great interactive way to socialise while you are waiting for the next keynote! Head on over to the Slack gaming channel and join in the fun. You never know who you are going to meet.
Modulearn takes …Click for more information
(Video) We know that in our landscape of people and technology, aiming for a particular outcome doesn’t always lead to us getting what we want. Sometimes the best results come from approaching a problem obliquely. But in Agile our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through the early and continuous …Click for more information
Liberating Structures are less-conventional ways to structure both meetings and presentations and the more free-form open discussions and brainstorms in a way that better engages teammates. There are 33 Liberating Structures to redesign how people interact. In this Round Table activity, we will leverage a few Liberating Structures to open up dialogue and engage around …Click for more information
Slides This is my story as a Servant Leader at Holiday Extras, and how I’ve avoided becoming “The Lonely Servant Leader”. Ever wondered what’s really meant by Servant Leader? How it actually feels to be a Servant Leader? Those in Servant Leadership roles, do you wonder how productive you’ve actually been? – …Click for more information
Slides Following on from sharing my top 9 challenges that we as agile champions face in the workplace (from scaling to agile brands and bureaucratic leadership challenges) and what we should try to do to overcome them, the next part of this series of talks, shares the outcomes of the surveys run …Click for more information
Sadly, all too often, Agile is all talk. The true meaning of Agile gets lost amidst such rhetoric and handwaving from Agile careerists and practitioners alike.
To truly understand what being Agile means and all the benefits that it brings, we need to experience it for ourselves. To live it, breathe it and really feel it.
When it comes to fostering inclusive workplaces, inclusion is often the after thought or bolt on. And even sometimes when people have the best intentions, they still manage to have the opposite effect of what inclusion should be.
Inclusion should be an everyday state of mind. Working in an agile way can either hinder or create …
How can a project that at first sight seems to be a perfect fit in all regards, end up as the most exhausting, conflict-ridden project that I have been a part of. I would like to share my experiences and thoughts in the aftermath of this crisis. These are the main points I will be …Click for more information
Slides In this talk I will introduce a method of simulation in economics and biology called the Lazy Stopping Model (or ‘LSM’) which I am developing as part of research with King’s and Imperial Colleges, London. I will explain how the model works, the ideas behind it and …
Join our fishbowl discussion on the questions ”What’s in the future for Agile? What comes after Agile?”. In this session, you will have the opportunity to join the discussion in the inner circle and as a participant in the outer circle to ask questions. Come and join the discussion/debate.Click for more information
The role of HR and Managers is changing into a more guiding and coaching role for the people in the organization to be able to perform and be happy. At the same time, the world is getting more complex and there are few competitive advantages still remaining for companies who wants to survive and flourish. …Click for more information
Slides This talk is designed to give you a framework that you can use when it comes leading better, faster and happier teams. In this talk, we will explore and deep dive into the subject of leadership in an agile environment.
By the end of the talk you will walk away with a …
New for 2020 is a session dedicated to Lightning Talks by the Attendees of the the conference! We trialled this at the 2019 Agile Tour London and had some fantastic feedback about the variety of topics and different speaker styles during the session.
People can sign up ahead. We will start organizing around this with conference …Click for more information
Similar to a sprint review, in this open forum, let’s regroup to review and discuss the past two days of the conference.
What have you learnt? What conversations have you had? What can you share?
Also, suppose we have a team backlog. What changes should be made to the backlog so we can deliver value to the …
Jimena Tascon, of Woomly yoga, has also kindly offered to run two desk yoga sessions, one each conference day. It’s a very supportive environment. All you need is a chair to join! We won’t be recording this session, so feel free to bring anyone at home with you to join in.Click for more information
Video What is the difference between a safe space & a brave space? How does distinguishing between these two different paradigms offer a useful lens to stimulate change? Join me in this interactive remote conversation where will use activities to explore the pros & cons of a safe & brave space, …Click for more information
Slides Implement means to execute. Governance means to rule and control. This suggests implementing governance is a top-down deterministic approach to management. Such approaches are no longer fit-for-purpose.
Leaders and delivery teams should co-create approaches to ensure alignment and synchronisation. This talk is about collaborative approaches which support teams to deliver value.
Here’s more details on the Implementing Governance …
As a Scrum Alliance certified Scrum Master and Agile Coach since 2017, we’ve asked Raquel to explain a bit more about our sponsors the Scrum Alliance. Please join if you want to learn more and if you have any questions about the Scrum Alliance, the only member-driven nonprofit certifying body in the agile space. Or …Click for more information