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Eventbrite - November 2017 Agile Yorkshire Meetup

Over the years Agile Yorkshire has been for fortunate in hosting some of the industries most experienced practitioners and this month is a prime example. Karl Scotland has been sharing his insights and experience through his blog and speaking at conferences for many years. He played a fundamental role in contributing and popularising the Kanban body of knowledge in it's early days and continues to do so. Ian Thomas brings his experience as an architect at one of our regions largest technology businesses to reflect on some of Extreme Programming's fundamental principles through real world examples.

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  • Story Splitting for Beginners and Experts Alike with Tony Heap Reducing the quantity of work an organisation undertakes before releasing to live and starting something new is a foundation stone of agile effectiveness. It's the discipline that keeps work ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2017, 10:19 by Royd Brayshay
  • Stewart Abel on Using AWS PaaS for an MVP Commercial effectiveness with software product development is all about learning fast through user feedback and avoiding building the wrong thing. Anything that helps get something in the hands of a ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2017, 09:58 by Royd Brayshay
  • Mike Burrows talks about Managing Change in the 21st Century: What We Know and Where We Must Do Better Transformational change is right up there as one of the most popular topics discussed at Agile Yorkshire, it always has been and it probably will be for many years to ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2017, 09:44 by Royd Brayshay
  • Tell Stories, Not Data With Ivor Tymchak Technology speakers have a mixed reputation when it comes to style and impact. For many IT professionals communicating abstract concepts is a vital part of their job and being effective ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2017, 07:21 by Royd Brayshay
  • Call for Speakers - The 2017 Lightning Talk Competition is Back Submit ProposalCall for Speakers closes on Friday 17th NOVEMBER(slide decks to be submitted by Friday 1st December)We try our very best to make Agile Yorkshire relevant and ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2017, 02:22 by Royd Brayshay
  • Chris Cheadle and Sean Craig with Firebreak Tall Tales - A Break From Routine Many companies talk about innovation, some think they are innovative, a few may win innovation awards, but how can a public sector organisation with hundreds of thousands of employees and ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2017, 10:15 by Royd Brayshay
  • John Le Drew on Swearing, Nudity and Other Vulnerable Positions Software product development has a historic culture of heroic bouts of hyper productivity. Sometimes it's possible to do amazing things in short periods of time when everything goes right ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2017, 10:02 by Royd Brayshay
  • Amy Thompson and Velocity, The Golden Snitch of Scrum Dressing up to present at Agile Yorkshire must propel anyone to new levels of respect and appreciation! Amy Thomson dons her hat and cape to talk about Scrum and velocity ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2017, 05:36 by Royd Brayshay
  • Jon Fulton talks about Agile Telemetry and Using Data Like a Formula 1 Team What Formula One got to do with software development? Well, more than you might think. If you believe that building software products is all about design and problem solving and ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2017, 05:30 by Royd Brayshay
  • Keith Williams talks Dependencies, Injection and Abstraction for Fun and Profit There is never a single answer to the "how to do..." question in software development. So much depends on the context and most appropriate solution often depends on the judgement ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2017, 05:22 by Royd Brayshay
  • Test Driven Development, The Most Misused Term in Software with Oliver Shaw Whether TDD is the most misused term in software or not it surly does get a lot of people paying lip service to it. Oliver Shaw gives his take on ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2017, 02:33 by Royd Brayshay
  • 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
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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

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"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.", 
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"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