Inside Agile Minds

An Agile Valley event in conjunction with:


Date: Thursday, November 21st 2019
Location: WeWork, Floor 15, 10 York Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7ND
Timings: 18:00 - 21:00

We are delighted to be taking our next edition of Agile Valley to Adaptavist, the company that helps organisations transform to make continuous change the new business as usual. This event, entitled 'Inside Agile Minds', leverages insight from digital transformation veterans to overcome the stumbling blocks associated with creating a faster and flatter organisation.

We'll focus in on some of the key people issues surrounding communication and creating a shift in mindset, whilst also exploring how technology enablers can help you visualise the status quo. We also recognise that the shift to Agile is often even more challenging for leaders that are responsible for managing teams distributed across multiple geographies and time zones. That's exactly why we will be focusing the minds of our panel on the issue of how to manage remote teams through Agile transformation. It's not all about people though, we will go through some examples of how organisations, such as The John Lewis Partnership, are re-tooling from a technology perspective to create brilliant outcomes from digital transformation projects.

The Agenda:

18:00 - 18:30 Networking/Refreshments 

18:30 - 18:35

Welcome & Introductions 
(Shane Sale, Agile Valley Ambassador)

18:35 - 19:00

Adopting an Agile Mindset
(John Turley, Digital Transformation Consultant, Adaptavist)

19:00 - 19:25

Lessons Learned in a Delivery Transformation
(Alex Wotton, Head of Digital Transformation Lead, The John Lewis Partneship)
(Sandra Christie, Head of Technical Design, Development and Analysis, The John Lewis Partnership)

19:25 - 19:50

The DevOps Mindset: it's a process
(Ben Angell, Principal Engineer, Nationwide) 
(Ian McKay, Enablement Engineer, Nationwide)

19:50 - 20:25

Panel Session on Managing Remote Teams through Agile Transformation
(Jem D'jelal, Scrum Trainer & Consultant, Evolve Beyond)
(Sandra Christie, Head of Technical Design, Development and Analysis, The John Lewis Partnership)
(Tom Lasparini, Chief Operating Officer, Adaptavist)
(Susie Ramroop, Mindset Coach, Make Life Simple Ltd.)
(Ben Angell, Principal Engineer, Nationwide)

20:25 - 20:30

Wrap Up & Close
(Shane Sale, Agile Valley Ambassador)





Who should attend?

CTO's, IT Directors, IT Managers, Heads of Technology, Heads of Agile, Programme Directors, Project Managers, Change Managers, Business Analysts, Software Delivery Managers, Development Managers, Test Managers, Solutions Architects, Data Architects, Solution Designers, Developers, DevOps Engineers, Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. 

What is Agile Valley?

Agile Valley is an open community that brings together technology enthusiasts across all levels, disciplines and sectors in the Thames Valley area. The forum provides an excellent platform to broaden your professional network with the opportunity to share and debate best practices in a fun and informal environment. We regularly host events at exciting venues with industry leading speakers discussing hot topics in an inclusive, open setting. Find out more about Agile Valley.