Programme

Agile in the City: Birmingham 2017 featured more than 25 sessions covering a wide range of Agile topics.

The programme is also available as a PDF, you can download it here.

Day One - Thursday 30th March

8:30

conference registration

9:15

Welcome to Agile in the City: Birmingham

9:30

 Keynote

Don't divide and conquer when you can segment and thrive

60 minutes

Kate Gray

The Contrarian Group

Chris Young

Honeycomb TV Ltd

10:30

tea/coffee break

room

Explore

Inspire

Smile

11:00

 Case Study explore room

Quantify your goals: a simple idea with huge benefits

45 minutes

Nik Silver

Silver Works Ltd

switchover

 Case Study inspire room

The journey to agile

45 minutes

Shabbir Naqvi

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

switchover

 Workshop smile room

Running killer workshops (without hurting yourself)

90 minutes

Darci Dutcher

LexisNexis

11:50

 Workshop explore room

Simple, Effective Governance for Agile Delivery

45 minutes

Mark Dalgarno

Software Acumen

 Case Study inspire room

Agile from product exploration phase

45 minutes

Anurag Chatterjee

First Utility

12:35

lunch break

13:30

 Case Study explore room

Delivering agile in a waterfall organisation

45 minutes

Sarah Slack

Environment Agency/DEFRA

switchover

 Case Study inspire room

This is the sound of all of us

45 minutes

Martin Burns

CA Technologies

switchover

 Workshop smile room

Keeping code agile workshop

90 minutes

David Legge

Independent Agile Developer & Consultant

John Shaw

First Utility

14:20

 Case Study explore room

Outsourcing and agile: a how-to guide

45 minutes

Louise Paling

Independent

 Case Study inspire room

Finding our agile feet

45 minutes

Max Woolf

Substrakt

15:05

tea/coffee break

15:35

 Case Study explore room

What good looks like

60 minutes

Anna Miedzianowska

Ocado Technology

 Workshop inspire room

Are your standups and retrospectives really working?

60 minutes

Emily Webber

Tacit

 Case Study smile room

A test of strength

60 minutes

Chris Oldwood

Freelance

16:35

17:10

Social Evening

Day Two - Friday 31st March

8:45

conference registration

10:30

tea/coffee break

room

Explore

Inspire

Smile

11:00

 Case Study explore room

Agile life lessons - looking beyond the processes

45 minutes

Scott Fulton

Large Public Sector Organisation / Self-employed Consultant

switchover

 Case Study inspire room

Changing lanes: agile at three speeds

45 minutes

John Shaw

First Utility

switchover

 Workshop smile room

Systems thinking workshop

90 minutes

Mike Laurie

Independent

11:50

 Case Study explore room

How many hats can you really wear?

45 minutes

Spencer Turner

Cultivate

 Case Study inspire room

Continuous delivery to big brands

45 minutes

Paul Boocock

Codeweavers

12:35

lunch break

13:30

 Tutorial explore room

Team design for continuous delivery

45 minutes

John Clapham

Cotelic Coaching & Consultancy

switchover

 Case Study inspire room

Why design sprints rock

45 minutes

Darwin Peltan

Pilot Works

switchover

 Workshop smile room

Product owner challenge

90 minutes

Michael Tarnowski

Plays-In-Business.com

14:20

 Case Study inspire room

Information security in agile development

45 minutes

Jim Gumbley

ThoughtWorks

15:05

tea/coffee break

15:35

 Case Study explore room

We sucked at making decisions. Here's what we know now

60 minutes

Tom Smith

Granta Design

Maria Scrivener

Redgate

 Case Study inspire room

How and why to design your teams for modern software systems

60 minutes

Matthew Skelton

Skelton Thatcher Consulting

 Case Study smile room

The science of agile

60 minutes

Adam Wright

Lombard Risk

16:35

Conference Close

Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.

Hands-On

Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.

Tutorial

A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.

Workshop

An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.

Lightning Talks

Short talks (max 10 minutes) on almost any topic.

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