We're pleased to announce details of our keynote speakers! Johanna Rothman, Kevlin Henney, and David Evans.
Johanna Rothman, known as the "Pragmatic Manager," provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps organizational leaders see problems and risks in their product development so they can remove impediments.
Johanna is the author of nine books, including The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management, Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management, and Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People
She is currently writing a book about agile and lean program management. She writes columns for Stickyminds.com and projectmanagment.com, and writes two blogs on her web site, jrothman.com, as well as a blog on createadaptablelife.com.
Kevlin is an independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process.
He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites. He is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series, and editor of the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know.
He lives in Bristol and online.
David Evans is an experienced agile consultant, coach and trainer with over 25 years of IT experience. A thought-leader in the field of agile quality, he has provided training and consultancy for clients worldwide.
A regular speaker at events and conferences across Europe, David was voted Best Keynote Speaker at Agile Testing Days 2013. He is co-author (with Gojko Adzic) of the best-selling book 50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories, was a contributor to the book More Agile Testing, and has also had several papers published in international IT journals.
He currently lives and works in the UK, where he is a partner in Neuri Consulting LLP.
Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.
A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.
Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.
A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.
An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.