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7 - 8 May 2015

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK

BBC (TV & Mobile Platforms - Salford), the story so far…

Anna Dick BBC
Mike Smith BBC

Session type: Experience Report
Session duration: 45 minutes

About this Experience Report

Mike and Anna are key transformation leaders within the BBC; spearheading the adoption of leaner ways of working and influencing changes within TV & Mobile Platforms.

TV & Mobile Platforms is responsible for delivery of BBC's applications on a vast array of TV and Mobile devices including iPlayer, Connected Red Button and BBC Sport.

This experience report will highlight the challenges faced and our evolutionary journey towards a leaner delivery approach.  It will walk you through the key enablers and the underlying principals that have helped facilitate this transition.

About the Speakers

Anna Dick

Starting her career in the hectic world of digital agencies gave Anna a passion for technical innovation and software delivery. Having worked in start-ups as well as corporate environments, she enjoys facilitating teams to continuously challenge and experiment with leaner ways of working.

With the BBC since 2013, Anna works closely with her team of embedded delivery leads to manage the flow of incremental delivery across some key BBC products.

Mike Smith

Software engineer and leader with a passion for building decoupled, habitable systems and nurturing and growing high performing teams.

Mike joined the BBC in 2011 and is currently leading the agile engineering teams building the iPlayer client for Smart TVs, games consoles, set-top boxes and mobile devices, the iPlayer Radio application on iOS and Android and mobile platform components.


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.