03 - 04 November 2016
M Shed, Bristol, UK

How fusing Agile & UX is helping re-shape the future of renewable energy

Matt Chequer DNV GL
Matt Corrall DNV GL

Session type: Case Study
Session duration: 45 minutes

Slides from session

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About this Case Study

DNV GL's software is at the heart of the renewable energy industry, relied upon globally to tackle extreme engineering challenges, handle mountains of data and ultimately guarantee the success of multi-million pound wind and solar farms in the most severe of environments.

Building upon last year’s widely popular talk at the Collaborate Bristol conference, ‘The Two Matts’ will show you a real software project from the renewable energy world, one that's vital to the design and planning of the windfarms that are becoming more and more important to our futures.

We’ll demonstrate how our quest to rejuvenate an ageing product became the catalyst for DNV GL to advance our Agile and Lean UX techniques, building anew around a solid understanding of user needs and fusing UX into our development process so that everyone has ownership of the design. We’ll show you how things have evolved further since last year, with our team becoming thought leaders within the business on how to make great software. We act today more as an internal consultancy, delivering innovative software in a complex and challenging industry, and coaching other teams in Agile and UX adoption.

We'll share lessons learned, offer practical advice on tackling the biggest challenges we faced:

  • Helping teams become Agile and use UX design effectively
  • Persuading and getting buy-in from senior management
  • Protecting the way we work within the workings of a big company and encouraging change.
  • Using research and design techniques in a targeted manner to spark innovation and guarantee results
  • Collaborating with users and team members around the world

About the Speakers

Matt Chequer

Matt Chequer is Lead Scrum Master for DNV GL Energy. A specialist in story mapping and product discovery, Matt has been scrum mastering for over 5 years and has 15 years’ experience as an Agile software developer prior to that.

Matt has introduced many Agile techniques to DNV GL, including scrum and story mapping. He has since become the company’s authority in this area, coaching teams around the world in practical, efficient and collaborative software development, and teaching them to use these techniques to build industry leading engineering software.

Together with Lead User Experience Designer Matt Corrall, over the past few years he has developed a cutting edge development process combining lean UX and agile practices.


Matt Corrall

Matt Corrall is Lead User Experience Designer for DNV GL Energy. Matt’s work has transformed the way DNV GL designs and develops software, sparking unprecedented leaps forward in software quality and nurturing a design-savvy and user-focused team culture.

Matt has 13 years’ experience as a professional designer and researcher for clients like Lego, Dulux and Coca Cola, and has brought the very latest in research and design practice to bear on the complex world of engineering software. Matt trains developers and product owners in research and design skills and how and when to apply them effectively in an Agile environment.

Together with lead scrum master Matt Chequer, over the past few years he has developed a cutting edge development process combining lean UX and agile practices.


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