Programme

10–12th May 2017 at thestudio

The Agile Manchester 2017 programme featured more than 45 sessions covering a wide range of agile topics.

The programme is also available as a PDF, you can download it here.

Day One - 10th May 2017

8:30

conference registration

room

Rise & Shine

9:15

Welcome to Agile Manchester

9:30

 Keynote Rise & Shine room

The power of an agile mindset

60 minutes

Linda Rising

Independent consultant

10:30

tea/coffee break

room

Rise & Shine

Buzz

Work

Grow

11:00

 Experience Report Rise & Shine room

Fewer hippos, more lab coats

45 minutes

Peter Appleby

Auto Trader

Catherine Leigh

Auto Trader

switchover

 Tutorial Buzz room

Scaling agile done right

90 minutes

Giovanni Asproni

Zuhlke Engineering

 Tutorial Work room

What is servant leadership anyway?

90 minutes

Gez Smith

HSBC

 Workshop Grow room

Technologists are amoral/unethical: what can be done?

90 minutes

Andy Longshaw

Coop Digital

John Nolan

Pottermore

11:50

 Case Study Rise & Shine room

Using data science to analyse feedback for complex systems

45 minutes

Karen Pudner

BBC

12:35

lunch break

13:30

 Experience Report Rise & Shine room

Project lift-off

45 minutes

Lynne Johnson

Zuhlke Engineering

switchover

 Case Study Buzz room

How to lead a team by doing nothing

45 minutes

Arjan van der Gaag

Brightin

switchover

 Hands-On Work room

The making of a lean-agile coach

90 minutes

Luca Minudel

SmHarter.com

Carlo Beschi

ASOS.com

 Case Study Work room

Continuous delivery scaled down

45 minutes

Willem van den Ende

QWAN

switchover

14:20

 Experience Report Rise & Shine room

Digital, membership, and an organisation that’s 173 years old

45 minutes

Anna Dick

Co-Op Digital

 Experience Report Buzz room

Mobbing: the journey

45 minutes

Damon Skelhorn

ao.com

Paul Clark

ao.com

 Case Study Grow room

One trunk, one pipeline, one truth

45 minutes

Paul Boocock

Codeweavers Ltd

15:05

tea/coffee break

15:35

 Case Study Rise & Shine room

How and why to design your teams for modern software systems

60 minutes

Matthew Skelton

Skelton Thatcher Consulting

 Case Study Buzz room

Transform your agile transformation

60 minutes

Tom Holmes

Sky Betting & Gaming

 Case Study Grow room

Don't forget the developers!

60 minutes

Kevin Rutherford

The XP Surgery

room

Rise & Shine

16:35

Impact at the intersection: how to take agile to the next level

10 minutes

David Halsey

MoneySuperMarket.com

Details coming soon.

10 minutes

Details coming soon

Agile HR decoded

10 minutes

Michele Martin

Just Leading Solutions LLC

Is ethics the only way?

10 minutes

Andy Longshaw

Coop Digital

17:15

Social Evening

Day Two - 11th May 2017

8:45

conference registration

room

Rise & Shine

9:30

 Keynote Rise & Shine room

People, principles and pragmatism

60 minutes

Emily Webber

Tacit

10:30

tea/coffee break

room

Rise & Shine

Buzz

Work

Grow

11:00

 Case Study Rise & Shine room

Death by user stories

45 minutes

Jenny Martin

Collaborate Solutions

switchover

 Case Study Buzz room

The journey to agile

45 minutes

Shabbir Naqvi

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

switchover

 Workshop Work room

Demo driven agile products - what hooks our brains

90 minutes

Oana Juncu

cOemerge

 Hands-On Grow room

Dirty tests

90 minutes

Willem van den Ende

QWAN

Marc Evers

QWAN

11:50

 Case Study Rise & Shine room

Agile and strategic thinking

45 minutes

David Leach

Office Depot

 Case Study Buzz room

Hello, I'm your project manager

45 minutes

Adam Mitchell

Alt Delivery

12:35

lunch break

13:30

 Case Study Rise & Shine room

From scrum to flow using actionable agile metrics

45 minutes

Peter Pito

Deloitte Digital

switchover

switchover

 Tutorial Work room

Product owner challenge

90 minutes

Michael Tarnowski

Plays-In-Business.com

 Hands-On Grow room

The native language of eXtreme Programming

150 minutes

Keith Braithwaite

Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

14:20

 Experience Report Buzz room

Delivering with SPEED

45 minutes

Tristan McCarthy

OpenCredo

15:05

tea/coffee break

15:35

 Experience Report Rise & Shine room

Building tomorrow today: an agile journey

60 minutes

David Halsey

MoneySuperMarket.com

Pete Hanlon

MoneySuperMarket.com

 Case Study Buzz room

Agile Lessons from the world of roller derby

60 minutes

Louise Elliott

Leeds Building Society

 Workshop Work room

The agile bookshelf: the book that changed my life

60 minutes

David Legge

Independent Agile Developer & Consultant

continued

 Hands-On Grow room

The native language of eXtreme Programming

150 minutes

Keith Braithwaite

Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

16:35

Social Evening

Day Three - 12th May 2017

9:00

conference registration

room

Rise & Shine

10:30

tea/coffee break

room

Rise & Shine

Buzz

Work

Grow

11:00

 Case Study Rise & Shine room

Agile in the accountable world

45 minutes

Kirsty Kearns

Inviqa

switchover

 Tutorial Buzz room

The power of questions

45 minutes

Claire Ashcroft

Aviva

switchover

 Workshop Work room

How to disappoint people

90 minutes

Neil Vass

BBC

 Experience Report Grow room

Co-operation as a competitive advantage

45 minutes

Ian Drysdale

Co-Op Digital

switchover

11:50

 Case Study Rise & Shine room

Putting the 'V' back in MVP

45 minutes

Ralf Jeffery

Equal Experts

 Workshop

Clean code, a guided conversation

45 minutes

Kevin Rutherford

The XP Surgery

12:35

lunch break

13:30

 Case Study Buzz room

How many hats can you really wear?

60 minutes

Spencer Turner

Cultivate

 Workshop Work room

Walking the line

60 minutes

Sarah Buxton

The Observer Effect

 Tutorial Grow room

Swearing, nudity, and other vulnerable positions

60 minutes

John Le Drew

Wise Noodles

14:30

tea/coffee break

15:00

 Case Study Rise & Shine room

We sucked at making decisions. Here's what we know now

60 minutes

Tom Smith

Granta Design

Maria Scrivener

Redgate Software Ltd

 Case Study Buzz room

Teaching new tricks

60 minutes

Clare Sudbery

Thoughtworks

16:00

Conference Close

Session Types

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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