Agile Yorkshire: Online! - Agile Distributed Teams - 30th April 2020

Post date: Apr 21, 2020 11:44:1 AM

Agile Yorkshire: Online! The Agile Yorkshire team are pleased to be able to bring you all the insights from our monthly event to the comfort of your home.

We’ve got some incredible speakers confirmed to discuss a topic that’s never been more relevant: keeping your distributed teams agile. Not only will attendees get a surprise delivery the week of the event , but we’re also running a short Kwizzbit quiz after the webinar, for the chance to win a £25 voucher for a local independent of your choice. The quiz will test your knowledge of Agile practises, Yorkshire and some other random knowledge subjects thrown in for good measure!

The Speakers

Jutta Eckstein - The Remote Challenge: Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams

Renowned author, Jutta Eckstein, works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. Ten years ago, she published the very first book on Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams. Moreover, Jutta has also published Agile Software Development in the Large, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio. Just recently Jutta has pair-written with John Buck a book on Company-wide Agility. This book focuses on synthesizing Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, and Agility.

Jutta is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served the board of directors from 2003-2007) and a member of the program committee of many different American, Asian, and European conferences, where she has also presented her work. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education.

Matthew Skelton - Remote-first Team Interactions with Team Topologies

Matthew Skelton is co-author of Team Topologies: organizing business and technology teams for fast flow. Head of Consulting at Conflux (, he specialises in Continuous Delivery, operability and organisation dynamics for software in manufacturing, ecommerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software.

Recognised by TechBeacon in 2018 and 2019 as one of the top 100 people to follow in DevOps, Matthew curates the well-known DevOps topologies patterns at and is co-author of the books Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly, 2016) and Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016). He is also founder at Conflux Books which publishes books for technologists by technologists.

The Agenda

5.30pm - Welcome

5.45pm - First talk

6.05pm - Second talk

6.25pm - Agile Yorkshire Kwizzbit Quiz & Beers

6.45pm - Agile Yorkshire Quiz Winner announced & end

Confirmed attendees will be sent a Zoom link and password.

This event is kindly supported by the brilliant team at Corecom Consulting.

Named The UK’s Leading IT Recruitment Company by CV Magazine Corecom Consulting specialise in the recruitment of contract and permanent IT professionals across the north of England.

See you all there!

The Agile Yorkshire Team