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Wed 14th March: Laurence Wood on how High Performing Teams Know More About Trust and Andy Butcher on The Shit Nightclub Antipattern

One of Agile Yorkshire biggest strengths is hearing real life stories and insights from experienced local practitioners. When these stories are shared they a substantially more valuable because they are told along with the circumstances and context within which they relate. Our speakers this month are two excellent example of this. Laurence Wood explores trust between delivery teams and their customers who may often have been used to working with teams delivering in in a traditional project manor with large batches of work and limited or no iteration. Believing in iterative product development often needs to be seen before it is believed. Andy Butcher digs into the emotional attachment that can grip teams and trick them into delivering the wrong thing with frustrating outcomes.

Eventbrite - March 2018 Agile Yorkshire Meetup


  • Agents of Change from Jon Fulton Change is a big part of the lean / agile culture either in the form of continuous improvement or continually adapting to customer needs or changing market conditions. Because of this ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2018, 06:07 by Royd Brayshay
  • Diversity, Chocolate and Safe Cracking with John Le Drew Diversity has been talked about a lot over the last few years and is prominent in the news at the moment, we also know the IT sector and particularly software ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2018, 04:21 by Royd Brayshay
  • The 2017 Agile Yorkshire Annual Lightning Talks Competition The Agile Yorkshire Xmas Lightning Talks Competition has become something of an annual highlight and a worthy celebration of community participation, regional technology talent and festive cheer. New faces always ...
    Posted 13 Mar 2018, 09:38 by Royd Brayshay
  • Ian Thomas Asks Does Anyone Remember YAGNI? The art of identifying what not to do or “the art of maximising the amount of work not done” as the agile manifesto describes it, is one the key secrets ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2018, 09:07 by Royd Brayshay
  • Leading Lasting Learning: Becoming a Lean Enterprise with Strategy Deployment with Karl Scotland Agile transformation is a stated goal for many larger organisations, whatever that actually means. But the world continues to turn and the business and technology landscape will always keep changing ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2018, 04:59 by Royd Brayshay
  • The Trials and Tribulations of Greenfield vs Legacy Projects with Joe Stead Developers generally love the freedom of building greenfield projects. Unencumbered by past decisions and conventions engineers are free to try new things and take blank sheet approach to overall design ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2018, 04:19 by Royd Brayshay
  • Matt Barnaby - Changing the Change: Agile in Public Services Changing the inner workings of the public sector has proven pretty difficult within the IT sector demonstrated by the succession of speakers we have hosted here at Agile Yorkshire. Matt ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2018, 03:58 by Royd Brayshay
  • Conflict Doesn't Have to Mean Confrontation - Adrian Frost and Ian Franklin No one wants conflict in a team or organisation but it regularly arises especially during times of change and transformation. Understandably different people are invested in different ways within any ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2018, 03:33 by Royd Brayshay
  • How Becoming T-Shaped Can Cause a Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with Gwen Diagram Just because someone has sat through a two day workshop and holds a certificate issued by an agile training organisation doesn’t mean they now hold all the views and ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2018, 03:34 by Royd Brayshay
  • Ian Lister - Cynefin A Gentle Introduction "Ever wondered why the world works the way that it does? Ian Lister provides a brief introduction to the Cynefin framework and how it can be useful as a thinking tool within the domain of software product development. The Cynefin framework ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2018, 03:34 by Royd Brayshay
  • The product owner is an agile anti pattern - John Le Drew Scrum is pretty specific about defining the roll of Product Owner but in real life the roll of Product Owner seems to vary quite a lot across different organisations. It ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2018, 07:36 by Royd Brayshay
  • How long will it take How much will it cost? with Ian Carroll Businesses need to judge how best to spend their money so they need to know costs and timelines. Only when software is finished and deployed does it start to save ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2018, 07:37 by Royd Brayshay
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"Well worth travelling over 100 miles each way to attend.  Great mixture of attendees and interesting conversations.  I wish there were more groups like this!", Ian Russell - Developer, speaker and co-founder of CraftyCoders

"One hell of a good way to learn and network - highly recommended", Kiran Singh - Software Consultant

"Excellent attendance and opportunity to meet a crowd with plenty of questions", Rachel Davies - Speaker and author of Agile Coaching

"Great night, full of practical agile knowledge and great for networking", Olan - Stil Technology

"Superb evening with a very knowledgeable crowd", Jose Casal - Speaker and consultant

"It's a great evening, you should totally come along and it's a brilliant environment to speak at!", Gwen Diagram - Testing Consultant

"Excellent turnout of very motivated and engaged attendees.", 
Brian Wernham - Speaker and author of Agile Project Management for Government

"An enthusiastic, interested and respectful crowd in a well-organised set up", Geoff Watts - Speaker and author of Scrum Mastery

"One of the more enjoyable speaking gigs I've had. Well worth doing", Mat McLoughlin - Speaker and Developer

"Really good networking, good presenters, friendly, welcoming, you should go", Jonty Abbott - Programme Manager

"Inspirational", Richard W. - Business Analyst, Leeds

"Friendly, dedicated, knowledgeable group - good vibe. More switched on than some meetup groups", Matthew Skelton - DevOps consultant, speaker, and conference organiser"

"Great people, well organised and interesting, stimulating discussion", Sam Meadley - @sammeadley

"Slick, well organised, engaged audience and well attended", Aaron McKenna - speaker and agile consultant.

"A stimulating, thought provoking evening, from a thriving community", Peter Ferguson - Testing Manager

"A must attend event for any agile practitioners in Yorkshire", Jonathan Fulton - Agile Coach and speaker

"Very organised! Nice crowd", Clarke Ching - Consultant, author and speaker

"A great mix of high level management theory and applied practice" - Scott Milne, software engineer

"A wonderful experience, really enjoyed it. Over in the blink of an eye!", Josh Lynas - Agile Business Analyst and speaker.

"It's a great group who asked a lot of interesting questions. I enjoyed participating.", Jon Terry - LeanKit CEO and speaker

"What makes Agile Yorkshire great is the friendliness of the people who attend. Even if you are speaking about a subject which people don't agree with or have opposing views, it's always conducted in a welcoming and professional manner", Adam Michell - speaker and agile coach.

"very worthwhile and a great learning opportunity", Amy Thompson - 2013 Agile Coach of the year

"very interesting and informative", Theo Wightman - Scrum Master and Tester

"Fantastic! really recommended", Tina Lord - banking Scrum Master

"Highly recommended for getting 'out of the box' inspiration", Steve Carter - Scrum Master and Software Engineer

"Such an impressive community, lots of open minds from various backgrounds and a very slick setup", Matt Barnaby - speaker and Agile Consultant

"A great evening of talks and networking. One of the best digital meetups I've seen in the North", Sophie Ottaway - UX Designer and owner of Ottaway Media.