Agile Tour London is back for its 6th edition on Friday 19th October 2018 at Radisson Blu Portman Hotel near Marble Arch tube station.
Agile Tour London is a conference about Agile in general, where agilists of any background can meet and exchange ideas. Join us for Agile Tour London 2018, dive into hands-on workshops and engaging talks, exchange ideas with fellow agilists and meet some amazing speakers. Whether you are an agile newbie or been in the industry for years, this is the definitive agile conference you can't afford to miss.
With 30 sessions by 35 speakers, the Agile Tour London 2018 is set to cover almost all aspects of Agile. The call for papers is open and the full program will be released the 1st of July.
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Help propel agility further into your organisation. Help Agile and Finance work together to ensure your firm is making the right decisions.
With the support of case studies, in this talk you will learn how to:
Come to this talk if you want to up your game by supporting your organisation in making better investment choices that supports your teams, stakeholders and customers.
Mindfulness is well-known for reducing stress but how does it fit with agile and lean thinking and the business world?
It does very well as it supports developing authentic human beings who know when to lead and when to follow. It helps to grow responsible, resilient and courageous individuals who contribute to a ‘whole’ by delivering value in a sustainable manner. And it all starts with your self/selves. Be curious!
In this session, we will first focus on language, identity and awareness and how these rather basic ‘human things’ are relevant for modern leaders. I will guide you with the help of a validated psychological model how to identify and strengthen your personal leadership abilities. Together we will make connections to where you are right now and which techniques you can take right away to integrate mindfulness directly in your (business) life to actually take the next step towards your best possible self/selves.
How do you scale individuals & interactions (over processes and tools)? How do you effectively explore a topic, create a way forward, make a decision, or reach a conclusion, with a group well beyond a single Scrum team, up to as many as 100 people? How will you benefit from all the different information, knowledge, and experience in the group? I could tell you..
However, as attendees to this workshop, you are such a sizeable group, with different backgrounds, expertise, and experience, interested in exploring this topic. So join me in exploring it together in our workshop and experience first-hand how individuals and interactions can scale. Let's create tremendous value together!
This talk proposes a model of the thought processes that every tester uses. In a sentence, what we do is this: "we explore sources of knowledge to build test models that inform our testing". The model identifies two modes of thinking – exploration and testing – and we use judgement to decide when to flip from one to the other.
The model maps directly to the BDD way. On the left hand side, we use the models (stories, of course) to capture requirements and on the right hand side, we challenge our sources of knowledge, and reuse the stories to inform (or generate) the tests of features.
Separating out these ten activities clarifies what testers and developers do. It identifies the capabilities and skills that all tester need to acquire, to practice and excel in. the New Model was partly inspired by the BBD approach and can help practitioners understand the BDD collaboration and test process
Attendees will gain the following from this talk:
Agile development creates a pipeline of new features and functions which to be fully exploited require our business customers to adopt new ways of working. In this entertaining and informative presentation Melanie will use examples from neuroscience to explain resistance to change, giving real life examples of resistance that we will all instantly recognise as we will have our own stories of similar incidents. She will give you insight into why new ideas are ignored and the techniques you can use to engage Sponsors and Users in adopting change.
Business Coach Richard Atherton will lead an interactive using the Lego Serious Play techniques. The session will invite to you explore a complex design problem using Lego.
This format is ideal for:
No prior Lego experience required!
Agile has several meanings and humans have the great ability to make simple things complicated. Agile Org is getting rid of current scaling approaches by addressing the challenge in a complex system behavior angle.
The SAP case will highlight all the phases my teams and I passed through the last 3 years until we find patterns engaging all stakeholders of this huge global organization.
From this patterns, a new organizational approach called Agile Org has emerged to increase the responsiveness of organizations in the 21st-century world.
This talk will address most of the pain points that we have nowadays like global alignment, the meaning of agile, diversity, business agility, continuous organization. This talk will address all the topics you deserve and bind them together to shift agile to the next step.
Are you fed up of tick-box based career management?
Where the only way to progress is through management, giving up doing the job you love? Are you tired of backdoor promotions based on favouritism?
Do you even know what is valued by your company or what options for growth there are?
At Ocado Tech we are collaboratively transforming our company culture through a new values and behaviour centred professional and personal development model, led by a diverse group of volunteers from many different roles and locations in our organisation. In this talk we’ll share our successes, challenges and failures, and the huge impact it’s having on our collective mindset so far.
Agile Games, icebreakers and energizers. What is it about? How effective can it be? When should it be used? Anyone can facilitate or participate? Want to learn (and experience) some interesting ones during this talk? Believe me, they can be very powerful to support you on the Agile work you do.
From young age we have been educated to compete, judge, criticise and demand, often communicating in unhelpful ways that create misunderstanding, distrust and frustration, which can lead to emotional or physical violence.
Nonviolent Communication is a powerful communication tool that can help you to transform your relationships with other people, and even with yourself. It enables you to shift from a world of blame, judgment and conflict, to a world of empathy, honesty, clarity and empowerment.
In this workshop we will explore the basic concepts, attitudes, practices and skills of NVC and we will practice using NVC to:
- make requests that are more likely to be accepted
- be honest without hurting or insulting
- transform patterns of thinking that lead to anger, guilt or shame
Change isn't simple. This talk is my story about the tools that I was part of providing for 6 teams and how we enabled them to build the foundations for safe continuous learning themselves. Most people in agile and lean are involved in change somehow. Whether it is a big transition or an evolvement of an exiting organisation, it is still a matter of change. We explain the change, sometimes we even explain the vision and the why behind the change. And then it is supposed to happen. But change is not simple. If the goal is to get teams to perform and to work better together, we need to provide the teams with the tools to do so. We have people who are educated in engineering, programming, computer science, etc. – how are they supposed to have the tools to build good relations and to collaborate if we do not provide them?
Add some "Peace and Love" in your project with paper prototyping.
Although Paper Prototyping is an old gamer in the creative and design area, it's not used very often when building Apps or WebApps today. However, this technique is incredibly efficient when creating software UI, especially in a collaborative way.
In his Workshop, Yann will share some of the basics to go from an idea to an App including clear workflows, basic UI patterns and native components.
In the Agile community, the term "coaching" gets bandied around almost as much as "Agile". What do we mean by "coaching", what are the core skills of an effective coach, what does good look like and how does it feel to coach and be coached?
Join us in this workshop to experience what being a coach means and discover where you are on your personal journey of continuous improvement.
If your company is heading for Agile at Scale, it definitely requires Self Organization at Scale! Organizations seeking to grow their Agile network are in dire need of empowering their workforce, and there is where Communities of Practice (CoP) take over.
During the past few years, we have seen at Ericsson ICT Development Center Aachen Eurolab (Germany) several CoPs emerge and take over the responsibility for the evolution of Kaizen, T-Shape, DevOps, employees’ motivation… even operational aspects such as 5G research or security are moving forward with the support of CoPs. CoPs provided the energy and drive we needed to uncover opportunities at every level in every kind of organizational unit and so pull the company forward. We will present to you our practical experiences, how CoPs are born, the secret of their success, and how they managed to revolutionize the way a multinational giant of the telecommunications world growths within the new Ways of Working!
Organisations are starting to wake up to the possibilities of being agile in non-product areas of the business. How can you, as an agile practitioner, with skills, scars and experience help them to understand what it means to ‘become agile’? Where are the pain points that make the difference between success and failure? What are the new challenges likely to emerge in creating an Agile Organisation?
Services and software development are inherently complex in nature. For such complex problems there are no recipes for success that can be followed.
US Marines rely on heuristics when the original battle plan breaks down - “capture the high ground, stay in touch and keep moving”. Can we use a similar set of heuristics in our Agile deliveries?
A heuristic is anything that provides a plausible aid or direction in the solution of a problem. They can produce accurate decisions by exploiting the structures of information in the environments they are applied.
Join me to explore how underpinned by Agile principles and practices we can create a set of heuristics that can be used to create a delivery foundation.
The Call for Papers is open until the 22nd June 2018.
Agile Tour London 2018 will be composed of 28 talks and Workshops + some short-talks. A standard session is 45 min long including QA, Workshop could be up to 105 min long, a short-talk is 20min long. If you have any questions, contact us.
Why Talk at Agile Tour London? Here are a few reasons: To share your knowledge, to promote your best ideas about Agile, to have a chance to be recorded by InfoQ, to have some nice shots done by a professional photographer, to be retweeted on twitter, to have your courses promoted for free, to have fun and mingle.
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Equal Experts’ agile practitioners combine technical excellence and business pragmatism to deliver simple bespoke software solutions to big business problems.
We offset delivery risk by trusting only talented, highly experienced people to employ relentless quality processes and a “zero tolerance” attitude to defects. We make heavy use of open source technology wherever possible, which dramatically lowers total cost of ownership for clients.
By leading by example and grounding everything we do in concrete software deliveries, we are able to bring our experience to bear, helping large organizations through their digital transformation.
Customers include Camelot and Telefonica and our software solutions underpin major initiatives such as O2’s Priority Moments customer loyalty campaign as well as myO2 self-serve capability. We are using our private sector experience to help UK government departments like HMRC and the Home Office to roll out their digital strategy.
For the last three years in a row, Equal Experts has been singled out as one of UK’s fastest growing companies in the tech sector, with sales reaching £24 million in 2014.
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