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We're back after two months off with two great speakers and two great topics. David Harper reflects on his former role as CIO to give a sneak peek into boardroom IT decision making and Sharon Dale will throw some light onto the Liberating Structures body of knowledge. Plus the venue is back at the Platform office above Leeds train station.
Also its that time of year where we start thinking about our annual Lightning Talks Competition that we have held as our December meetup for a good number of years now. We'll be announcing the CALL FOR SPEAKERS in the next few days, so get your thinking caps on!

Eventbrite - November 2018 Agile Yorkshire Meetup


  • Call for Speakers - It's the 2018 Lightning Talk Competition Submit Your 2018 Proposal Call for Speakers closes on Sunday 25th NOVEMBER (slide decks to be submitted by Sunday 2nd Dec and talks delivered on Wed 12th Dec) We try ...
    Posted 13 Nov 2018, 07:22 by Royd Brayshay
  • Announcing William Hill as a Sponsor for Agile Yorkshire It's fantastic news that William Hill will be supporting Agile Yorkshire as it is one of Leeds' top IT employers and well know amongst our community for the work ...
    Posted 1 Nov 2018, 07:23 by Royd Brayshay
  • Discovering How High Performing Teams Know More About Trust with Laurence Wood A lack of trust within working groups and organisational teams can have disastrous consequences for many aspects of work that ultimately conspire to produce worse outcomes. Trust is a fluid ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2018, 03:37 by Royd Brayshay
  • Andy Butcher on Knowing When to Stop and The Shit Nightclub Anti-pattern Everyone involved with software product development can tell you about a project they worked on that they knew was going no where. They could feel the stakeholders' ambivalence or sense ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2018, 02:52 by Royd Brayshay
  • Attempting to Create a Dynamic, lean and Innovative NHS with Andrew Meyer and Gary Green The NHS is a behemoth organisation by anyone's measure. Not only does it move medical mountains but requires IT solutions that support a scale comparable with any Silicon V ...
    Posted 12 Apr 2018, 10:37 by Royd Brayshay
  • Kev McCabe Talks Core Protocols for Shared Vision If you think of top performing teams as groups people who deliver high quality solutions over and over again in a time frame and budget that makes sense within their ...
    Posted 12 Apr 2018, 10:37 by Royd Brayshay
  • 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
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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.

"A great place to discover new points of view and ideas to improve delivering your product", Richard Tasker - Senior Developer