8 – 10 May 2019

thestudio, Manchester

Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Rod Armstrong

Intechnica

Adrian Moss

Intechnica

About this Case Study

Agile practices are pervasive among most technology departments. Unfortunately, with this success come challenges. Core principles have been forgotten or are poorly defined/understood, due to no one wanting to be perceived as prescriptive or 'command and control'.

Agile mindfulness has the goal of bringing conscious decision-making back to agile implementations, clearly articulating the often over-used and misunderstood lexicon of agile.

About the Speakers

Rod Armstrong

Rod has been working in technology for over 20 years, in a variety of industries, learning his trade as a tester. Over the years, he rose through the ranks and was instrumental in organisational change within AOL, Talk Talk Group and Expedia.

Rod has been a pragmatic agile practitioner for over 15 years. He uses agile methods to look at organisations holistically, examining the set-up and using lean principles to follow the flow of work from ideas to happy customers.

As a qualified psychologist, Rod is very mindful and respectful of individuals and the differences in how they may react to change. His perception skills enable him to identify and understand what motivates and demotivates people.

For the past 5 years, Rod has focused on organisation transformation and coaching. Typically this means joining an organisation, diagnosing issues they are facing, proposing and then implementing solutions to these, whether they be organisational, technological or methodological.

Adrian Moss

Adrian is CTO at Intechnica and has held a range of senior leadership roles in digital businesses. Specialist areas include consumer engagement; e-commerce and change management.

He has worked with clients across retail, advertising, media and public sectors and delivered e-commerce change programmes for publicly listed companies.

For Auto Trader PLC, Adrian was responsible for restructuring their digital marketing and technology white-label services and the creation of their data-driven marketing services.

He was part of the team that founded one of Manchester's first e-commerce specialist consultancies that grew to 120 people within 12 months and was sold within 60 weeks of trading.

Teams Adrian has worked with have won Computing Magazine’s Award for Innovative Project of the Year and an E-government Award for Excellence.

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