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Tues. May 9th Tony Heap:Story Splitting for Beginners and Experts Alike and Stew Abel: Using AWS PaaS for an MVP

Eventbrite - May 2017 Agile Yorkshire Meetup

Fresh from the hugely successful one day Crazy Agile Thing conference over Leeds Digital festival week we've two excellent speakers pluck from our own community this month. Tony Heap has always been very popular with his past session being amongst our most watch videos and Stew Able, long time supporter of AY is debuting as a speaker.


  • Kev McCabe Examines The Agile Fluency Model The Agile Fluency Model has been around since 2012 and attempts to chart an organisations transition towards a more adaptive and lean way or working. Kev McCabe examines the model ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2017, 03:09 by Royd Brayshay
  • Adam Mitchell: Hello... I'm Your Project Manager Agile project management introduces new ideas into the economic model of software product development and for many organisations this takes some time to absorb. Adam Mitchell talks about his experiences ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2017, 03:01 by Royd Brayshay
  • The 2016 Agile Yorkshire Annual Lightning Talks Competition Every year  our lighting talks competition gets better and better. The speakers are slick, the topics varied and funny, the crowd bigger and bigger. Here for your viewing pleasure are ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2017, 02:57 by Royd Brayshay
  • James Hull Presents - We Become What We Behold: Sociology, Software and Conway's Law If you don't know about Conway's Law then James Hull's presentation here is a great introduction. If you're familiar with it already then this is still ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2017, 05:02 by Royd Brayshay
  • Stephen Mounsey Talks About Listening: An essential skill for software testers What does it mean to truly listen, Stephen Mounsey talks about listening skills and testing. Of course it isn't just testers that need to do this, everyone involved in ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2017, 03:51 by Royd Brayshay
  • Geoff Watts Explains What Really is Agile Coaching? As the UK's first Scrum Trainer and author of The Coach's Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us, Geoff Watts knows a thing or two about coaching ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2017, 03:14 by Royd Brayshay
  • Victoria Cassells Explores the Advantage of Servant Leadership for You and Your Organisation? "Work on working together" is a foundation principle for many lean / agile organisations and transformation methods and alongside that the phrase servant leadership often crops up. However while it's ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2017, 02:56 by Royd Brayshay
  • Colin Jones Working on Connecting Agile Processes to Business Strategy Agile tooling is always a hot topic within product development teams with differing views around effectiveness. There's a balance to strike between encouraging people to work together and communicate ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2017, 02:45 by Royd Brayshay
  • The 2016 Agile Yorkshire Annual Lightning Talks! Its that time again already. The annual Agile Yorkshire Lightning Talk Competition is fast approaching. It's an Xmas tradition to make the December 13th meeting a celebration of community ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2016, 16:43 by Neil McLaughlin
  • A pragmatic intro to Lean principles with Jon Terry at Agile Yorkshire As the CEO of LeanKit Jon Terry has spent a lot of time thinking about the lean / agile development landscape as it exists with modern software product development. Here, he ...
    Posted 7 Nov 2016, 00:29 by Royd Brayshay
  • An Alternative Approach to Agile Analysis with Josh Lynas Josh Lynas talks about his work as a business analyst, how it's changed and how he's changed what he does, what's worked and what's not. An ...
    Posted 7 Nov 2016, 00:15 by Royd Brayshay
  • Ian Ellison on Space vs Place and What Matters to People About Workspace? A good number people reading this who've tried to make some changes in their workplace to accommodate popular agile practices like visual management, or sitting together will have come ...
    Posted 6 Nov 2016, 23:59 by Royd Brayshay
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Agile Yorkshire buzz...

"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