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Argyll Scott London Technology Meetup: Scaling Agile
April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
As customers continue to buy more digital products, software companies need to quickly adjust their products to an ever-changing landscape in order to stay competitive. Product and development teams need systems that react quickly to improvements and progress in their markets. Agile does just that – it helps you release features that perform well and meet your customers’ evolving needs.
Yet as your company grows, being agile and adaptable becomes harder and harder to achieve, with more teams to mobilise and more communication to manage. As an expanding company, you need a thoughtful, impactful, and streamlined way to encourage agile adoption across your teams and people.
Join us as we:
*Analyse the pros and cons of the top-down and bottom-up approaches to scaling agile
*Hear the first-hand experience of companies that have successfully scaled their agile methods
18:00 – Networking and refreshments
18:45 – Sam Zawadi: Agile at scale
19:05 – Amanda Colpoys: Agile transformation at Moonpig: the story so far
19:25 – Mark Jeckells: Using systems thinking to scale Agile
19:45 – Networking, pizza and drinks
20:30 – Join us for a few drinks at the Red Lion, 1 Eldon Street, Moorgate, EC2M 7LS
We’ve got some fantastic presentations lined up!
Sam Zawadi, Lead Agile Coach at Agilica
Sam is an independent agile delivery and transformation professional. He’s worked across different industries, and has helped large companies and enterprises through their journey towards agile delivery and transformation, especially at scale. Sam’s also the founder of the Agnostic Agile movement, and currently works with clients across London and Melbourne.
Amanda Colpoys, Agile Coach at Moonpig
Amanda joined Moonpig four years ago. She worked initially to introduce agile and lean within product and engineering, fostering mature, cross-functional teams and leading them to continuous deployment. She’s now focused on an agile transformation across the wider organisation, extending lean and agile practise to the commercial, marketing, creative and design teams.
Mark Jeckells ,Agile Coach at Société Générale
Mark is a Lean Agile coach and trainer with over 10 years’ experience helping people and organisations progress along their journeys towards successful Lean Agile delivery and transformation. He has a technical background and was a software developer before focusing on coaching and training. Mark is extremely passionate about Agile and Lean, especially encouraging continuous improvement and collaboration, and is himself committed to lifelong learning. He’s a strong supporter of Agnostic Agile and believes in tailoring his recommendations to fit the organisation he is working with, using his Lean Agile toolkit.