8 – 10 May 2019

thestudio, Manchester

Session type:
Discussion

Session duration:
45 minutes

Presented by:

Peggy Gregory

University of Central Lancashire

Katie Taylor

Agile Business Consortium

About this Discussion

Agile is all about delivering value, but how do you know your project has really delivered the value the business needs? How do you know what business value your team is delivering at the end of each sprint, and whether that links to the business strategy? We will share our ideas about benefit points, value lists and OKR (objectives and key results), but also want to learn from others.

About the Speakers

Peggy Gregory

Dr Peggy Gregory is Senior Lecturer in Human-Computing Work and Design Practice at the University of Central Lancashire, having previously worked as an IT manager in an SME.

As a researcher, she investigates practices people use when designing and developing technology, with a particular focus on agile methods. She is a member of the Agile Research Network, a collaborative research group that aims to bridge the gap between research and practice by doing empirical research and making findings accessible to practitioners.

Recent projects have looked at agile challenges, integrating human-centred design with agile methods and business value. She teaches at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level, including on the MSc in Agile Leadership and the Professional Doctorate programme.

Katie Taylor

Katie spent many years as a self-employed consultant, working on a wide range of projects for the likes of British Aerospace, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), British Gas and Astra Zeneca. She specialised in enabling communication between different levels of staff, especially during times of radical change.

She is currently the Agile Business Consortium's Lead for Agile Culture and Leadership. “Work doesn’t work” for many people who are not engaged - we are part of the movement to make a positive change.

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