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7 - 8 May 2015

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK

Programme

Agile Manchester 2015 contained more than 25 sessions from a great range of Agile practitioners.

To recap on the highlights, you can check out any session details below or visit the Lanyrd page to see any available slides, reviews and write-ups.

Day 1  Thursday 7 May

08:15 - 09:00

Conference Registration. Tea / coffee break

09:00 - 09:15

Mark Dalgarno - Software Acumen

Welcome to Agile Manchester 2015

10:30 - 11:00

Tea / coffee break

12:30 - 13:30

lunch break

13:30 - 15:00

Hands-On 

The Power of Play: Making Good Teams Great

45 minutes

Portia Tung


Tutorial 

How to De-Bug Your Mental Motherboard

45 minutes

Annie Kaszina

Annie Kaszina Associates

Hands-On 

Red, Green, ... what now?!

90 minutes

Kevin Rutherford

XP Surgery

James Jeffries

15:00 - 15:30

Tea / coffee break

15:30 - 16:30

Experience Report 

Transforming NHS Choices with Agile and Lean UX

60 minutes

Kevin Murray

Valtech

Joe McGrath

NHS Choices

Hands-On 

Evolution and Revolution: Making change happen

60 minutes

Graham Wilson

AO.com

David Igoe

AO.com

16:30 - 17:00

Lightning Talks

17:15 - Late

Social Evening

Social Evening
A Blackjack Brew just for Agile Manchester!

The good folk at Blackjack Beers brought special Agile Manchester edition beer in for our social evening!

Along with this tasty brew, other beers, vino and that king of drinks – the soft drink – eased everyone into an evening of more relaxed social interaction in the MOSI/Agile Manchester bar.

Learn more about BlackJack

Day 2  Friday 8 May

08:30 - 09:15

Conference Registration. Tea / coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Tea / coffee break

11:00 - 12:00

Experience Report 

Two lean transitions – a retrospective

60 minutes

Tim Kalbitzer

Culture Work GmbH

Workshop 

Agile: It's not just about the development team

60 minutes

Andy Longshaw

Advanced Legal

Kevin Rutherford

XP Surgery

12:00 - 13:00

lunch break

13:00 - 14:30

Workshop 

User Story Mapping for Fun and Profit

90 minutes

Lynne Johnson

Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

Tutorial 

The Agile User Experience

45 minutes

Mathilde Hoeg Boisen

Qed.dk


Tutorial 

Can Agile Save a Sinking Ship?

45 minutes

Katie Buffalo

Byng

14:30 - 15:00

Tea / coffee break

15:00 - 16:00

Panel 

Ask The Experts - Hosted by Mark Dalgarno

60 minutes

Nathan Coe

Auto Trader

Kevin Rutherford

XP Surgery

Mathilde Hoeg Boisen

Qed.dk

Liz Keogh

16:00 - 16:15

Mark Dalgarno - Software Acumen

Conference Close

Need a refresher?
If you want to recap on any sessions you missed, the Agile Manchester Lanyrd Page wil feature slides and session reviews as they becom available.

Visit the Lanyrd Page

Session Types

Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.


Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of Agile and Lean practices. 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.

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