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7 - 8 May 2015

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK


Agile Manchester was made possible thanks to generous help from our sponsors, exhibitors and community groups.

Our Sponsors & Exhibitors

Auto Trader

Auto Trader is the UK's number one motoring digital marketplace with over 11 million monthly unique users, carrying out over 140 million searches on more than 400,000 new and used vehicles.

Over 3.5 million people access Auto Trader via their mobile devices every month, through the mobile-optimised site and apps developed for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 8.


AO World is on a mission to be the best online retailer of electrical appliances in Europe, serving 4.5m customers a year and redefining retail with a market leading online retail proposition. A high growth entrepreneurial business, AO constantly evolves and adapts, in both the markets in which it operates and the way it engages with its staff.

The company has been named the fourth Best Company to Work for in the UK in the Sunday Times Top 100 for two years on the run. AO’s unique and vibrant culture, empowers its staff to make the right decisions for the business, giving the autonomy and clarity to flourish in their role. Not bad for a company that was set up after a £1 bet.



Thoughtworks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.



Valtech UK


Zuhlke Engineering

Zuhlke Engineering provides bespoke agile software development services, locally. Clients tell us that they use Zuhlke when they are faced with tough technical problems, when time to market is critical, or when a project simply cannot be allowed to fail.

As part of the Zuhlke Technology Group, Zuhlke Engineering can draw on the experience gathered from the more than 8,000 projects delivered by Group companies since 1968. Today the Group companies have teams serving local customers in UK, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. In 2013, the Group generated £72 million in revenue and employed more than 630 staff.

Zuhlke Engineering

Ian Carroll is the founder of Lean Agile Manchester, Transformation Ninja for Solutioneers, and Head of Accelerated Delivery for The HiveMind Network. As a free thinking autodidact with over 25 years industry perspective, Sharing his experiences with over 4000 visitors a month through his popular blog and through his monthly 500+ member meet-up group Lean Agile Manchester.

Ian is a regular speaker at local, national, and international conferences. Ian provides access to his experience through his consulting practice, face to face training, webinars, and online courses covering Kanban, Lean, and Agile.



NewRedo are a northern software house and leaders within the agile community. They build custom software and web applications with regular delivery, low risk engagement and no lock-in solutions.

NewRedo have also worked with some of the largest brands to transformed their development process with guidance in lean principles and agile practice.


Capri Consulting

Upside Energy


Advanced Legal

Advanced Legal - Part of Advanced Computer Software Group (3rd largest UK software supplier and ‘tech company of the year 2014’ UK Tech awards), we provide Case Management solutions and e-Forms to Legal Practices & Barristers Chambers.

Sound dry? It’s really not. Modern consumers, disruptive business models & non legal competitors are driving change.

Development teams work on a mix of green-field and existing systems. Our new generation products are built on cloud technologies employing modern architectural approaches like event sourcing & CQRS. We love Kanban, TTD, XP practices, and emergent design!


Community Groups

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.


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.


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.


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