26-28 September 2018

Churchill College, Cambridge

The Agile Cambridge programme contains over 50 exciting sessions.

The Agile Cambridge programme is also available as an A4 PDF here.

Day One - Wednesday 26 September 2018

8:15

Conference Registration

Wolfson Hall

9:15

Welcome to Agile Cambridge

9:30

Room:  Wolfson Hall

Dynamic reteaming at fast-growing companies

60 minutes

Heidi Helfand

Procore Technologies

10:30  Refreshment Break

Wolfson Hall

Jock Colville Hall

Fellows' Dining Room

Recital Room

Sixties Room

11:00

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

Efficiencies in interdependent agile teams

45 minutes

Steve Wells

giffgaff

Switchover

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

Knowing me, knowing you - ahaaaaaa!

45 minutes

Jenny Martin

Skills Matter

Switchover

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Case Study

Agile journey through Middle-Earth

45 minutes

Ricco Nourzad

BearingPoint Technology GmbH

Switchover

Room:  Recital Room

 Workshop

Adaptive gamification

90 minutes

Bob Chebac

Xogito

Room:  Sixties Room

 Workshop

Systems thinking

90 minutes

Priya Sinha

Redgate Software Limited

Ben Mancini

Redgate Software Limited

11:50

 
 

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Tutorial

The user story is dead... long live the user story

45 minutes

Adam Borrows

Oracle Data Cloud

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Case Study

Aviation: can agile and safety critical co-exist in the cockpit?

45 minutes

Paul Weavin

GE Aviation

Sandra Markey

GE Aviation

Rachel Powell

GE Aviation

12:35  Lunch Break

13:30

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

Creating an environment for change at Cancer Research UK

60 minutes

Arif Bobat

Freelance, currently at Schroders

Connie van Zanten

Cancer Research UK

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

Swearing, nudity* and other vulnerable positions

60 minutes

John Le Drew

Wise Noodles

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Case Study

ScoDA: Scope Discovery and Alignment

60 minutes

Jessica Bane

Displaylink

Room:  Recital Room

 Workshop

Feedback and cadence for agile management

60 minutes

Dr Andy Carmichael

Huge IO (UK & Ireland) Ltd

Room:  Sixties Room

 Case Study

My agile failures

60 minutes

Nikola Bogdanov

REWE Digital

14:30  Refreshment Break

15:00

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

Establishing business agility at the bank

60 minutes

Dee Wauchope

ThoughtWorks

Julian Holmes

ThoughtWorks

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Case Study

Agile @ASOS - building an outstanding agile delivery community

60 minutes

Carlo Beschi

ASOS

Paul Taylor

ASOS

Room:  Recital Room

 Case Study

The worst team in the world

60 minutes

Ben Mancini

Redgate

Room:  Sixties Room

 Workshop

Code cleaning: mob refactoring live

45 minutes

David Legge

Independent

Willem van den Ende

QWAN

16:00  Switchover

Wolfson Hall

16:10

17:00  Social evening

Day Two - Thursday 27 September 2018

8:30

Conference Registration

Yoga to start your day45 Minutes

Wolfson Hall

9:30

Room:  Wolfson Hall

Does agile make us less secure?

60 minutes

Michael Brunton-Spall

Bruntonspall Ltd

10:30  Refreshment Break

Wolfson Hall

Jock Colville Hall

Fellows' Dining Room

Recital Room

Sixties Room

11:00

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

The board whisperer

45 minutes

Gary Fleming

Emphasis Parenthesis Ltd.

Switchover

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Tutorial

Responsibility and the Dolphin Model

45 minutes

David Legge

Independent

Switchover

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Case Study

Crafting a robust deployment pipeline for the financial sector

45 minutes

Boyan Mihaylov

MP Pension

Switchover

Room:  Recital Room

 Workshop

Wholehearted conversations for coaches and other humans

90 minutes

Alex Harms

Maitria

Room:  Sixties Room

 Workshop

Discover LoMo: fast, high trust, structured meetings

90 minutes

Carrie Bedingfield

Onefish Twofish and Cambridge University Department of Engineering

11:50

 
 
 
 

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

How BBC News launched 9 international news websites in 6 weeks

45 minutes

Afroditi Katika

BBC News

Kalpesh Vasta

BBC News

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

The evolution of a portfolio wall

45 minutes

Anna Miedzianowska

Ocado Technology

Grzegorz Cempla

Ocado Technology

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Workshop

Mind as code - mindfulness for developers and knowledge workers

45 minutes

Markus Wittwer

Markus Wittwer Collaboration Consulting

12:35  Lunch Break

13:30

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

Guerrilla values

45 minutes

Lee Winder

Financial Services

Switchover

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others

45 minutes

Anne Dhir

We Are Snook Ltd

Switchover

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Workshop

Dealing with disempowerment

90 minutes

Mark Dalgarno

Software Acumen

Room:  Recital Room

 Workshop

Agile games in action

90 minutes

Dee Wauchope

ThoughtWorks

Julian Holmes

ThoughtWorks

Room:  Sixties Room

 Hands-On

The Agile Security Game

90 minutes

Charles Weir

Security Lancaster, Lancaster University

14:20

 

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

People are precious, time is the resource

45 minutes

Valerie McLean

Sopra Steria

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

Breaking the silence

45 minutes

David Beeney

Breaking the Silence Ltd

15:05  Refreshment Break

Wolfson Hall

Jock Colville Hall

Fellows' Dining Room

Recital Room

15:30

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

Activities, not identities - software development is a team sport

60 minutes

Mairead O'Connor

Equal Experts

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

Tribalism, Organisational Challenges and FUD @ Worldpay

60 minutes

Ben Haswell

WorldPay

Patrick Bateman

WorldPay

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Workshop

Staying curious with Clean Language

60 minutes

Damian Crawford

Damian Crawford Coaching

Room:  Recital Room

 Tutorial

The 5 pillars of collaborative product ownership

60 minutes

John Le Drew

Wise Noodles

17:30

Social Evening

Day Three - Friday 28 September 2018

8:30

Conference Registration

Yoga to start your day45 Minutes

Wolfson Hall

9:30

Room:  Wolfson Hall

Beyond buzzwords - team performance through the eyes of psychologists

60 minutes

Jasmine Zahno

Metaprog GMBH

Joseph Pelrine

Agile Psychologist

10:30  Refreshment Break

Wolfson Hall

Jock Colville Hall

Fellows' Dining Room

Recital Room

11:00

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

How did we get here (and where is here?)

45 minutes

Steve Freeman

Zuhlke Engineering Ltd

Switchover

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

ScrumBan: the future of sustaining a cloud platform

45 minutes

Brendan O'Farrell

Red Hat

Switchover

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Tutorial

Values-aligned feedback

45 minutes

Alex Harms

Maitria

Switchover

Room:  Recital Room

 Workshop

NoEstimates workshop: forecasting with less effort and more accuracy

90 minutes

Matthew Philip

ThoughtWorks

11:50

 
 
 

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

How to level-up learning and development

45 minutes

Chris Smith

Redgate

Jeff Foster

Redgate

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

From agile coach to developer

45 minutes

Maria Scrivener

Independent

 Case Study

Calum's 10 minute miracle

45 minutes

Calum McGowan

BookingGo

12:35  Lunch Break

13:30

Room:  Wolfson Hall

 Case Study

Agile insights from the birth of the internet

60 minutes

Chris Young

Linius Technologies

Room:  Jock Colville Hall

 Case Study

Teaching new tricks

60 minutes

Clare Sudbery

ThoughtWorks

Room:  Fellows' Dining Room

 Tutorial

Should testers participate in code reviews?

60 minutes

Seb Rose

Cucumber Limited

Room:  Recital Room

 Hands-On

Fun retrospectives!

60 minutes

Sriharsha Balaji

Wipro Technologies

14:30  Refreshment Break

Wolfson Hall

15:00

Room:  Wolfson Hall

Empathy is Code Deep

60 minutes

Michael Feathers

R7K Research & Conveyance

16:00

Conference Close

15 Minutes

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.

Lightning Talks

Short talks (max 10 minutes) on almost any topic.