19-20 April 2018

15Hatfields, London

Programme

We're delighted to present the fourth Agile in the City: London programme, featuring more than 35 exciting sessions!

The Agile in the City: London programme is also available as an A4 PDF here.

Day One - Thursday 19th April 2018

8:45  Conference Registration

Room

Earth/Water

9:15  Welcome to Agile in the City: London

9:30

Room:  Earth/Water

Keynote

How did we get here (and where is here)?

60 minutes

Steve Freeman

Zuhlke Engineering Limited

10:30  Refreshment Break

Room

Earth/Water

Air

Eco

Bio

11:00

Room:  Earth/Water

 Case Study

The designer's dilemma: how to be a good agent of change

45 minutes

Basak Haznedaroglu

InVision

Switchover

Room:  Air

 Case Study

Kraken agile marketing

45 minutes

Lyssa-Fêe Crump

Headforwards

Switchover

Room:  Eco

 Workshop

Dealing with difficult people: rapid prototyping of behaviour

90 minutes

Antony Quinn

Camfed.org

Johnnie Moore

Creative Facilitation.com

Room:  Bio

 Workshop

Liftoff your project to a trajectory of success

90 minutes

Lynne Johnson

Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

Susan Engel

Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

11:50

Room:  Air

 Case Study

Experiments in scaling agile in GOV.UK and GDS

45 minutes

Alan Wright

Government Digital Service

Jen Allum

Government Digital Service

Nick Tait

Government Digital Service

12:35  Lunch Break

13:30

Room:  Earth/Water

 Case Study

Disciplined agile in the city

45 minutes

Giles Lindsay

Tungsten Network PLC

Switchover

Room:  Air

 Case Study

Turning developers into testers

45 minutes

David Longman

Headforwards

Switchover

Room:  Eco

 Hands-On

Let's invent a team game!

90 minutes

Laurence Wood

IndigoBlue Consulting

Room:  Bio

 Workshop

Organising the portfolio as if you wanted to succeed

90 minutes

Chris Matts

Independent

Nick Poulten

Independent

14:20

Room:  Earth/Water

 Case Study

10 years of Big Room Planning

45 minutes

Martin Burns

CA Technologies

Room:  Air

 Case Study

The good testing, the bad testing and the ugly testing

45 minutes

Stephen Janaway

Bloom & Wild

15:05  Refreshment Break

15:30

Room:  Earth/Water

 Case Study

Embracing the age of intelligence: data-driven decision making in an agile organisation

60 minutes

Borja Soler

Fourth

Andy Sales

CA Technologies

Room:  Air

 Case Study

Crafting a sense of purpose in agile development teams

60 minutes

Aidan Casey

Wavebreak Media

Room:  Eco

 Tutorial

Keeping it clean in agile teams

60 minutes

Richard Blake

Government Digital Service

Room:  Bio

 Hands-On

Retrospective Sailing workshop

60 minutes

Belinda Waldock

Being Agile / Agile on the Beach / Software Cornwall

16:30  Switchover

Room

Earth/Water

16:40

 Lightning Talks

The power of questions

10 minutes

Claire Ashcroft

Independent

Improving performance reviews

10 minutes

Stephen Janaway

Bloom & Wild

The worst lightning talk in history

10 minutes

Mark Dalgarno

Software Acumen

17:10  Social Evening

Day Two - Friday 20th April 2018

9:00  Conference Registration

Room

Earth/Water

9:30

Room:  Earth/Water

Keynote

Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy

60 minutes

Jutta Eckstein

Independent Coach, Consultant, Trainer

10:30  Refreshment Break

Room

Earth/Water

Air

Eco

Bio

11:00

Room:  Earth/Water

 Case Study

Shaping up a delivery manager team across a live GDS programme

45 minutes

Emma Beer

Government Digital Service

Jessica Feldman

Government Digital Service

James Ashton

Government Digital Service

Alex Malloy

Government Digital Service

Switchover

Room:  Eco

 Hands-On

Professional coaching masterclass

90 minutes

Roy Marriott

Marriott Coaching

Room:  Bio

 Hands-On

Systems thinking simulation - who’s dropped the ball?

90 minutes

Willem van den Ende

QWAN

Marc Evers

QWAN

11:50

Room:  Earth/Water

 Case Study

This is 'remotely' interesting

45 minutes

Chrissy Garnett

Holiday Extras

12:35  Lunch Break

13:30

Room:  Earth/Water

 Case Study

Coaching in a data-driven world

45 minutes

Nicolas Brown

PwC

Switchover

Room:  Air

 Tutorial

Punishment and humiliation

45 minutes

John Le Drew

Wise Noodles

Switchover

Room:  Eco

 Workshop

Feedback Game

90 minutes

Alexandra Baptizmanskaya

SEMrush

Vitaly Korol

SEMrush

Room:  Bio

 Workshop

Enterprise agility with strategy deployment

90 minutes

Karl Scotland

Karl Scotland

14:20

Room:  Earth/Water

 Case Study

Culture! Culture! Hear all about it!

45 minutes

Umer Ehsan

News UK

Room:  Air

 Tutorial

What makes us tick?

45 minutes

Richard Atherton

FirstHuman

15:05  Refreshment Break

Room

Earth/Water

15:30

Room:  Earth/Water

Endnote

Decremental development

45 minutes

Kevlin Henney

Independent Consultant & Trainer

16:15 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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