11 - 13 May 2016

thestudio, Manchester, UK

The lean studio: running a modern agency

James Jefferies Code Computer Love
Daniel Furze Code Computerlove

Session type: Case Study
Session duration: 45 minutes

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About this Case Study

Agile development in an agency environment is hard. At Code ComputerLove we have moved away from the traditional agency model to a new, more effective way of working based on value and continual learning. From changing how project managers work and think about value to re-educating clients about more regular releases and smaller batches, we will share the lessons we have learnt along the way, the challenges we’ve faced and where are still looking to improve.

About the Speakers

James Jefferies

James is a polyglot programmer who has worked on everything from robotics and network automation to insurance quotes and data analytics. He is interested in how we can build better, more maintainable code in more effective ways.


Daniel Furze

Daniel is a front-end developer who has worked in-house in software development and within agencies to produce scalable solutions for global clients. He has a huge passion for automation, optimising workflow and writing maintainable code to produce a better quality of work, and working environment.


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