07 - 09 November 2018

M Shed, Bristol

Session type:

Session duration:
90 minutes

Presented by:

Ric Hill


About this Workshop

"So with agile I don't know what I'm going to get? That sounds unacceptably risky to me!" Does that sound familiar? But how important is that particular “risk”, and is it really worse in an agile environment? In reality, agile should dramatically reduce risk, and in particular the risk that matters.

This is a highly interactive session working in groups. Bring friends or make new ones!
After an initial examination of what we mean by risk, we’ll do a "risk storming" exercise. We'll look at what risks are present in our own projects, products and teams and analyse those risks in terms of probability and impact.
We will then take a closer look at those risks, grouping them into common categories, and comparing how perception and reality of those risks varies for different people. Based on this analysis, we'll plot the risks against different axes: severity and perceived importance.

Next we will think about what we have in our agile toolkit to manage those risks. We will start with principles and theory, and then move into specific techniques and tools that can we can apply.

Throughout the session we will be learning from each other and sharing war stories on what’s worked and what hasn’t over the years.

About the Speaker

Ric runs Ghyston, a Bristol-based software company dedicated to producing extraordinary results for any tech-centric business.

Ric's chequered career has taken him through a myriad of roles including developer, project manager, scrum master, programme manager, mentor, consultant, agile coach, general manager and now CEO. Throughout this winding path, Ric has always held a fascination with how to get the best out of people, teams, projects and organisations, both in the short and long term.


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