30 September - 2 October 2015

Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Programme

Our programme contains more than 45 sessions from a great range of Agile practitioners.

We'll also be holding two in-depth pre-conference workshops, each led by one of our keynote speakers. Visit the workshops page for more information!

Day 1  Wednesday 30th September

08:00 - 09:00

Conference Registration. Tea / coffee break

 

Wolfson Hall

09:00 - 09:15

Mark Dalgarno - Software Acumen

Welcome to Agile Cambridge 2015

10:30 - 11:00

Tea / coffee break

 

Wolfson Hall

Fellows' Dining Room

Jock Colville Hall

11:00 - 12:30

Stream 1

Hands-On Session 

How experimentation ultimately drives the innovation cycle

45 minutes

Kate Logan

ThoughtWorks

Nima Montazeri

ThoughtWorks


Tutorial 

Intro to Lean UX

45 minutes

Sheen Yap

Thoughtworks

Stream 2

Experience Report 

Scaled portfolio experience report

90 minutes

Lisa Long

appear.in

Tony Grout

Stream 3

Hands-On Session 

Examining leadership

90 minutes

John Young

RedElephant Technology

12:30 - 13:30

lunch break

13:30 - 15:00

Stream 1

Experience Report 

Agile about bugs

45 minutes

Ceri Shaw

FreeAgent


Case Study 

Test-driving the Internet of Things

45 minutes

David Dunn

Electric Imp

Stream 3

Hands-On Session 

Do I need a 'prime directive'? How do I create one? How do I use it?

90 minutes

Michael Tarnowski

Plays-In-Business.com

15:00 - 15:30

Tea / coffee break

15:30 - 16:30

Stream 1

Experience Report 

We have come to value data over opinion

60 minutes

John-Paul Clare

Compare The Market

16:30 - 17:00

Lightning Talks

17:30 - Late

Social Evening

Wednesday Social Evening

Join us for good times!

Drinks:

We'll head to the college bar. Join us for a Happy Hour and the chance to share your thoughts and experiences from the day with old friends and new!

Happy hour 17:30 - 18:30

Dinner with Agile Strangers

We’re buying the drinks, you just buy your dinner! Sign up for the restaurant of your choice at Registration (we’ve picked some goodies).

Tables are pre-booked for 19:00

Day 2  Thursday 1 October

08:45 - 09:15

Conference Registration. Tea / coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Tea / coffee break

 

Wolfson Hall

Fellows' Dining Room

Jock Colville Hall

Bevin Room

11:00 - 12:30

Stream 1

Tutorial 

No estimates

45 minutes

Seb Rose


Other 

No projects

45 minutes

Allan Kelly

Software Strategy

Stream 3

Hands-On Session 

Radiating information - we need better agile boards!

90 minutes

Paula de Matos

de Matos UX Consulting Limited

Ernst Kretschmann

Zuhlke Engineering

Stream 4

Hands-On Session 

Working effectively with legacy tests

90 minutes

Duncan McGregor

oneeyedmen

Nat Pryce

Technemetis

12:30 - 13:30

lunch break

13:30 - 15:00

Stream 3

Workshop 

DIY methodology workshop

90 minutes

Giovanni Asproni

Stream 4

Case Study 

The death of continuous integration

45 minutes

Steve Smith

Always Agile Consulting Ltd


Experience Report 

A meta-pipeline for generating continuous delivery pipelines for microservices

45 minutes

Ivan Moore

Team Optimization Limited

Hilverd Reker

Springer Science+Business Media

15:00 - 15:30

Tea / coffee break

15:30 - 16:30

Stream 1

Tutorial 

Demystifying operational features for scrum masters and product owners

60 minutes

Matthew Skelton

Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd

Rob Thatcher

Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd

Stream 2

Goldfish Bowl 

Are Retrospectives Dead?

60 minutes

Aino Corry

Metadeveloper

Stream 4

Tutorial 

Agile habits

60 minutes

Chris Young

Independent

17:00 - Late

Social Evening

Thursday Social Evening

BBQ Joy!

We’re heading out to the college grounds for the #agilecam BBQ. Refuel with delicious drinks, food, and enjoy some great networking!

Drinks from 17:00
BBQ from 17:30

Day 3  Friday 2 October

08:45 - 09:15

Conference Registration. Tea / coffee break

10:15 - 10:45

Tea / coffee break

 

Wolfson Hall

Fellows' Dining Room

Jock Colville Hall

Bevin Room

10:45 - 12:15

Stream 2

Tutorial 

Consenting to better team decision making

90 minutes

Joh Hunt

Aptivate

Nathaniel Whitestone

Aptivate

Stream 3

Hands-On Session 

Creating understanding with powerful questions

90 minutes

Paul Field

Clarity of Purpose

Stream 4

Hands-On Session 

A day of deliberate practice

225 minutes

Jon Jagger

12:15 - 13:15

lunch break

13:15 - 14:45

Stream 1

Experience Report 

The Minimum Viable Book

45 minutes

Emily Webber

Tacit

Amy Wagner

Wagner Ventures


Experience Report 

Being agile in business: adventures with agile beyond software

45 minutes

Belinda Waldock

Stream 2

Tutorial 

How your team can learn from the laws of software

45 minutes

Ewan Milne

IPL


Panel Discussion 

Career development ideas for flat structured, self managed teams

45 minutes

Paul Shannon

7digital

Mark Wightman

Red Gate Software

Stream 3

Hands-On Session 

Trust, canvas and Lego

90 minutes

Omar Bermudez

Zettago Consulting Group

Stream 4

Hands-On Session 

A day of deliberate practice

225 minutes

Jon Jagger

14:45 - 15:15

Tea / coffee break

15:15 - 16:15

Stream 1

Tutorial 

The next step for the agile movement – total organisational agility

60 minutes

Sam Bunting

PA Consulting

Craig Lucia

PA Consulting

Stream 2

Tutorial 

Make risk management work for the agile world

60 minutes

Nik Silver

Silver Works Ltd

Stream 4

Hands-On Session 

A day of deliberate practice

225 minutes

Jon Jagger

16:15

Mark Dalgarno - Software Acumen

Conference Close

Workshops

Agile Cambridge 2015 also features two workshop sessions, each delivered by one of our Keynotes, held the day before the conference.

To find out more, visit our Workshops Page for further information.

Session Types

Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.


Case Study/Experience Report

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.

Hands-On

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.

Tutorial

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.

Workshop

An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.

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