9-11 May 2018

thestudio, Manchester

Programme

The fourth Agile Manchester programme featured more than 60 exciting sessions!

The Agile Manchester programme is also available as an A4 PDF here.

Day One - Wednesday 9th May 2018

8:15  Conference Registration

Rise and Shine

9:15  Welcome to Agile Manchester

9:30

Room:  Rise and Shine

Keynote

Beyond Budgeting - business agility in practice

60 minutes

Bjarte Bogsnes

Statoil

10:30  Refreshment Break

Rise and Shine

Buzz

Work

Grow

Classroom

11:00

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

The science of happiness

45 minutes

Mattia Battiston

Sky

Switchover

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

The agile big questions

45 minutes

Martin Burns

CA Technologies

Switchover

Room:  Work

 Tutorial

Let me tell you a story: the power of storytelling in agile coaching

45 minutes

Mark Cruth

Teal Mavericks, LLC

Switchover

Room:  Grow

 Tutorial

Systems thinking simulation - who's dropped the ball?

90 minutes

Willem van den Ende

QWAN

Marc Evers

QWAN

Room:  Classroom

 Tutorial

Agile analysis - making projects work

45 minutes

Lynda Girvan

CMC Partnership

Switchover

11:50

 

11:50

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

Turning developers into testers

45 minutes

David Longman

Headforwards

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

Whole organisation agile

45 minutes

Charlotte Robinson

Independent consultant

Room:  Work

 Case Study

Keeping the retrospective alive

45 minutes

Hannah McGarty

Expedia

Room:  Classroom

 Case Study

The board whisperer

45 minutes

Gary Fleming

Emphasis Parenthesis Ltd.

Room:  Classroom

 Case Study

The board whisperer

45 minutes

Gary Fleming

Emphasis Parenthesis Ltd.

12:35  Lunch Break

13:30

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

"Exceeds expectations" - performance appraisals in a collaborative world

45 minutes

Jon McNestrie

Northern Shore Consulting

Switchover

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

The evolution, revolution and devolution of leadership

45 minutes

Louise Elliott

Independent

Switchover

Room:  Work

 Hands-On

Designing your transformation roadmap

90 minutes

Martin Burns

CA Technologies

Room:  Grow

 Workshop

The whole story: mapping, slicing and writing

90 minutes

Gil Zilberfeld

Everyday Unit Testing

Room:  Classroom

 Workshop

The kaizen of interpersonal feedback

90 minutes

Manuele Piastra

Elsevier

Carlo Beschi

Asos

14:20

 

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

The 'a' word: how we broke and fixed team autonomy

45 minutes

Chris Smith

Redgate

Elizabeth Ayer

Redgate

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

How research can help us communicate better

45 minutes

Gillian MacDonald

Co-op Digital

15:05  Refreshment Break

Rise and Shine

Buzz

Work

Grow

15:30

Room:  Buzz

 Workshop

Dealing with disempowerment

60 minutes

Mark Dalgarno

Software Acumen

Room:  Work

 Tutorial

Using OKRs: what I wish we'd known when we started

60 minutes

Neil Vass

Co-op Digital

16:30  Switchover

Rise and Shine

16:40

 Lightning Talks

When Andrew met Michael

10 minutes

John Le Drew

Wise Noodles

The worst lightning talk in history

10 minutes

Mark Dalgarno

Software Acumen

17:30  Social Evening

Day Two - Thursday 10th May 2018

8:45–9:30  Conference Registration

8:45–9:15  Lean Coffee

Rise and Shine

9:30

Room:  Rise and Shine

Keynote

Values in the workplace

60 minutes

Tobias Mayer

Educator and Agile Citizen

10:30  Refreshment Break

Rise and Shine

Buzz

Work

Grow

Classroom

11:00

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

The agile ARPANET

45 minutes

Chris Young

Linius Technologies

Switchover

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

Data ethics at the Co-op

45 minutes

Ian Thomas

Co-op Digital

Danny McCarthy

Co-op Digital

Switchover

Room:  Work

 Hands-On

Impact mapping hands-on workshop

90 minutes

Chris Downey

Skyscanner

Switchover

Room:  Classroom

 Tutorial

Changing the change: agile in public services

45 minutes

Matt Barnaby

Basis Ltd

Dennis Vergne

Basis Ltd

Stream close

11:50

 
 

11:50

 

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Tutorial

Diversity, chocolate and safe cracking

45 minutes

John Le Drew

Wise Noodles

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

Growing or distributing teams? Think like open-source

45 minutes

Paul Shannon

eLife Sciences Publications Ltd

Room:  Grow

 Workshop

Advanced kanban visualisation techniques

45 minutes

Ian Carroll

Solutioneers

Room:  Grow

 Workshop

Advanced kanban visualisation techniques

45 minutes

Ian Carroll

Solutioneers

12:35  Lunch Break

13:30

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

Embedding agile

45 minutes

Christopher Burdett-Smith-Whitting

Zuhlke Engineering

Switchover

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

Making UX truly agile

45 minutes

Emma Harvey

NHS Digital

Andrew Duckworth

NHS Digital

Switchover

Room:  Work

 Workshop

Working with culture

90 minutes

John Young

RedElephant

Room:  Grow

 Hands-On

Visualisation - a virtual tour of the Digital Hub (plus a stopover to try story mapping)

90 minutes

Nicoll Loyd

NHSBSA (NHS Business Services Authority)

Laurence Wood

IndigoBlue Consulting

Room:  Classroom

 Workshop

The Sensory Experiment

150 minutes

Dr Sal Freudenberg

Independent consultant

14:20

 

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

Transforming to a product engineering culture: what is it and how far have we got?

45 minutes

David Halsey

Money
supermarket.com

Sully Rafiq

Money
supermarket.com

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

Our agile 'gap year' - first-hand student experiences in agile and accessibility

45 minutes

Mateusz Dziedzic

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA)

Wallis Senior

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA)

Joe Hutchinson

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA)

15:05  Refreshment Break

15:30

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

Let’s not make people feel stupid

60 minutes

Clare Sudbery

ThoughtWorks

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

Security in security

60 minutes

Claire Reckless

Avecto

Room:  Work

 Workshop

Assumption mapping for humans

60 minutes

Cara Bermingham

Co-op Digital

Room:  Grow

 Hands-On

Increasing engagement through visual roadmaps

60 minutes

Clem Pickering

Infinity Works

Continued

Room:  Classroom

 Workshop

The Sensory Experiment

150 minutes

Dr Sal Freudenberg

Independent consultant

16:30  Switchover

Day Three - Friday 11th May 2018

8:45–9:30  Conference Registration

Rise and Shine

8:45–9:15  Lean Coffee

9:30

Room:  Rise and Shine

Keynote

The importance of laughter

60 minutes

Aino Corry

Metadeveloper

10:30  Refreshment Break

Rise and Shine

Buzz

Work

Grow

Classroom

11:00

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

I am here for an argument - working with conflict in teams

45 minutes

Stephen Mounsey

Infinity Works

Switchover

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

We can’t all be Spotify (nor do we want to be)

45 minutes

Tony Christensen

Royal Bank of Scotland

Switchover

Room:  Work

 Workshop

Using Cost of Delay to improve prioritisation

90 minutes

Steve Hickman

Independent

Room:  Grow

 Case Study

Predicting the future without planning

45 minutes

David Longman

Headforwards

Switchover

11:50

 
 

11:50

 

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

Change the language. Change the rules

45 minutes

Tom Hoyland

Sky Betting & Gaming

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

Dear scrum master...

45 minutes

Steve Trapps

Smart Online Design

Room:  Grow

 Tutorial

Testing and the agile team

45 minutes

Tristan McCarthy

AND Digital

Room:  Grow

 Tutorial

Testing and the agile team

45 minutes

Tristan McCarthy

AND Digital

12:35  Lunch Break

Rise and Shine

Buzz

Work

Grow

13:30

Room:  Rise and Shine

 Case Study

HR goes agile at Sky Betting & Gaming

60 minutes

Joanne Edwards

Sky Betting & Gaming

Michele Martin

Just Leading Solutions LLC

Room:  Buzz

 Case Study

Agile Data with R

60 minutes

Catherine Leigh

Auto Trader

Paul Owens

Auto Trader

Room:  Work

 Tutorial

The power of listening

60 minutes

Claire Ashcroft

Independent

Room:  Grow

 Tutorial

Punishment and humiliation

60 minutes

John Le Drew

Wise Noodles

14:30  Refreshment Break

Rise and Shine

15:00

Room:  Rise and Shine

Endnote

12 years a coach – lessons from the fields of agile

60 minutes

Mike Sutton

Wizewerx Ltd

16:00

Conference Close

15 Minutes

Aino Corry

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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