Session type:


Session time:

27 Sep 13:30 14:00

Session duration:

30 minutes

About the session

Your hosts are Emily Webber and Cara Bermingham

13:30 - 14:00 - Grab your lunch first!

Our Wednesday Speakers:

Creating convivial tools

Laura Kirsop

In this session, participants will learn about Ivan Illich's concept of 'convivial' tools, as described in his 1973 book Tools for Conviviality. We will explore convivial tools in our lives and apply the concept by (very) rapidly prototyping a convivial tool for the Agile Cambridge community.

Stop building Potemkin villages

Mark Dalgarno

Does your organisation pretend that things are going better than they are? You're not alone! Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin did exactly this in 1787.

Come along to hear Potemkin's story, how it relates to agile delivery and how we might do things differently.


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). 

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