Session type:


Presented by:

Emily Webber


Cara Bermingham


Gary Fleming

JPMorgan Chase

Chisara Nwabara


Session time:

29 Jun 12:45 13:15

Session duration:

30 minutes

About the session

Agile on the Bench is a friendly, low-fi, lunchtime, outdoor, agile meetup. Expect short fun talks about all things agile, people, teams, users and getting things done… on a bench. Being outside means no tech, there are no laptops or projectors, just the speakers, the attendees and lots of fantastic ideas.

Agile on the Bench is a community event run by agile people for agile people (and passing joggers). It ran between 2014 and 2017 and is back for a one-off special.

Your hosts are Emily Webber and Cara Bermingham. For more info head to 


Day one

Gary Fleming - Kitchen Kanban:

A Fable Visualise, Inspect, Adapt: three key ideas we use throughout much of agile in order to improve. Let’s work through an example of using visualisation, inspection and adaptation to make a system better. Forget about software, though, we’re going to be talking about the kitchen.

We’ll hear the story, a fable, of how two creatures fixed their kitchen woes through visualisation, inspection, and adaptation.

Chisa Nwabara- How training my reactive dog has made me better at my job

Yes, I’m one of those people that caved and got a Covid “puppy” over lockdown. My ex wanted one, I said yes, and here I am one dog richer! =D What I didn’t realise at the time was how much this dog would disrupt my life, nor the amount of empathy and awareness he’d introduce to how I see things.

In this talk, I’m going to share some of the lessons learned as I work with my dog who is scared of other dogs (yes, I know...sounds crazy!) and break down how those insights have directly influenced me in the work place.



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