Agile Tour London 2017

            Agile Tour London 2017 is back Friday 20th October 2017 at etc.venues Victoria near Pimlico Tube Station.

  • Blind tickets for 2017 are already available on Eventbrite
  • The full program will be published the 5th of July
  • Agile Tour London is an annual conference which explores all aspects of agility and its adoption and implementation in a business environment.  Packed with inspirational talks and hands-on workshops, Agile Tour London 2017 offers unmatched opportunities to learn from the best agile experts in the industry. Whether you are an agile newbie or been in the industry for years, this is the definitive agile conference you can't afford to miss.

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We are very happy to have Dan North as keynote speaker this year. More speakers are coming, the call for papers is open until the end of June 2017. The full program will be released at the beginning of July.


This a draft, We are building the list of sessions – The call call for paper is still open – The full program will be release in July

Redesign Design

Matteo Cavucci

00:00 - 00:00

Over the next few years, how we design, prototype, and test services and products will change dramatically. We are transitioning from a traditional, industrial mindset of design as a rigid planning process towards the experience of design as a continuous and evolving conversation between makers and users. This talk, based on real-life experiences, explores how design is changing in the digital age, beyond the initial delivery of specifications and blueprints, to an adaptive co-creation process that evolves iteratively over time. This emergent idea of designOps is dissolving the boundaries between planning, discovery, building, and operating phases, leading to results that are more in tune with the true needs of users.


Effective Software Testing for Modern Software Development

Alan Richardson

00:00 - 00:00

Modern Software Development requires a highly customised and tailored process, built around the needs of the team which creates it and the organisation it supports. Despite the uniqueness or our process, we give it standard names like "Agile" or "DevOps"; and we adopt general concepts like "Automation Pyramid", "ATDD", "BDD", "TDD", "Continuous Integration", "Continuous Delivery".  We have to interpret all those generic concepts for the specific project we work on. In this session, we will look at the modern software development process, and how Testing fits into that, to support us: customise the process, adopt new tools, increase the amount of automated execution, mitigate risk and deliver software quickly which works.
Areas to cover:
- Using Risk to customise development approaches
- How testing fits into modern software development
- How to mitigate risk with tooling and testing
- Using Abstractions Effectively to mitigate risk and increase flexibility
- How to Architect systems to effectively support software development


A Servant Leader Approach To Facilitating Enterprise-scale Lean-Agile Value Delivery

Carl Starendal

00:00 - 00:00

Talk 45 min
Sometimes described as a ‘chief Scrum Master’ for large agile programs using SAFe. The Release Train Engineer (RTE) helps ensure that the overall goals and objectives of the business are met by facilitating value delivery through an Agile Release Train (ART).
In this talk, you will learn about the critical RTE servant leadership skills, how the RTE facilitates program-level processes and execution, addresses impediments, manages risk, coaches the ART, and drives relentless improvement.


The Journey to Continuous Delivery

Dan North

00:00 - 00:00

What is the point of Continuous Delivery? Where should you start? How do you know you are making progress?
In this talk, Dan argues that the purpose of Continuous Delivery is to support Business Agility, and that you shouldn't try to boil the ocean, but instead choose one thing to go after.


Coaching Product Ownership for Unleashing Innovation

John Barratt Rickard Jones

00:00 - 00:00

Workshop 1 hr 45

Ever struggled to create a long term Vision for a Product?
During this workshop, we will move away from the analytical, logical side of our brain often used in our industry to the Right Brain Artistic and innovative side.  We will do this by working with the three levels of Reality.
•       Current state of the product - Consensus Reality
•       Re-ignite the Original fire that created the Product - Sentient Essence
•       Future Vision, Goals and Objectives - High/Low Dreaming
Using some real examples from the participants we will break into smaller groups and start with some visualisation exercises before moving into the dreaming state looking at what the worst and best case for the future of the product could be and what supports these dreams. After this, we will start drilling down working into the MVP for the high vision before creating the high level epics to support the dream
By the end of this workshop you will have learnt:
•       A number of coaching tools you can experiment with in your own Organisation
•       The power of dreaming and visualisation when thinking about the future vision of a product
•        How to break down a future vision into a tangible MVP and the Epics to support it
The tools we shall present are proven approaches based upon Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC). ORSC is an integrated and robust coaching model based on Relationship Systems Intelligence.
ORSC is the only ICF accredited coaching approach that specialises in coaching groups, teams, systems and the relationships between these.

This Workshop requires 2 Facilitators.


Leadership Evolution, Revolution and Devolution

Louise Elliott

00:00 - 00:00

Talk 45 min

What does human evolution teach us about how we should lead teams in the 21st century?  This talk takes a journey covering the last 2.5 million years in order to understand the influences which still affect us today.  It asks questions such as “Why are 30% of Fortune 500 CEOs so tall?” and “Can you tell a person’s job just by looking at their face?”.  It also delves into the different strategies which chimpanzees use to become the alpha male and considers whether any of them are used in the human world.
After this talk attendees will understand:
·         the leadership styles of chimpanzee alpha males
·         the unexpected influences which human evolution has on our choice of leaders
·        the impact of the industrial revolution on leadership in the modern world
·         the devolution of leadership and the importance of followers rather than leaders


Culture May Eat Agile for Breakfast

Stefan Wolpers

00:00 - 00:00

Talk 45 min

Can an Organization Double in Size Annually and Stay or Become Agile at the Same Time?

Key Takeaways:

1. No organisation exists in a cultural void. If you do not actively shape your culture, something will emerge.

2. Resist the urge to hire merely for skills.

3. Your existing agile culture can easily be overwhelmed by the influx of new culture fragments.

4. Don’t incentivize HR to fill open positions as soon as possible.

5. Ruthlessly educate all new hires and remove misfits with a non-agile mindset early in the process.


Being Agile : Beyond Code

Belinda Waldock

00:00 - 00:00

Talk 45 min

Agile has reached far beyond its origins as a method for writing great code and delivering systems, it has gone viral, it has changed the dynamics of how organisations operate at every level – test driven product development, continuous delivery and improvement, talent and knowledge driven operations, diverse, organic and dynamic team and business structures and more.

In this session hear stories about how agile adventures beyond the code are changing traditional business practices and delivering a business management model fit for the 21st century.


Make your user stories RIVETing

Seb Rose

00:00 - 00:00

Talk 45 min
When you invest in the stock market you’ll often be warned to “remember that the value of investments can go down as well as up”. For over a decade User Stories have been the rock steady investment of agile adoption - and they’ve come a long way since XP called them “a placeholder for a conversation”. It’s time to re-evaluate what user stories are trying to achieve, what they’re good for, and why so many of them suck.
In this session we’ll explore what a good user story should look like and discover why so many of them fail to live up to our expectations. We'll look under the covers of the INVEST acronym, created by Mike Cohn to help people write better user stories and look at why, in many cases, it doesn’t seem to have helped.
It's time to stop investing in the boring, formulaic user stories that litter your boards, choke your JIRA and stifle your meetings. Today we're going to see how to make user stories RIVETing again.


The Art of Unlocking The Mind – Inspire people through active listening and powerful questions

Natasha Hill

00:00 - 00:00

Workshop 1 hr 45 min

Powerful questions help people to open up to new ideas, uncover alternative solutions and explore different possibilities that lead to discovery, action or commitment. Asking powerful questions is a fundamental skill for any coach, leader or anyone who interacts with people.

In this workshop, we'll practise asking powerful questions and developing your listening skills to expand thinking, remove blocks, encourage innovation and unlock minds.

We'll be:

  • Looking at levels of listening.
  • Developing a shared understanding of what a powerful question is.
  • Learning how to create a more powerful question.
  • Experimenting with asking powerful questions and practising active listening.


Introduction to Sociocracy 3.0 - Effective collaboration at any scale

Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

00:00 - 00:00

Talk 45 mins

Sociocracy 3.0 (by Bernhard Bockelbrink and James Priest) has its roots in classic sociocracy and agile/lean thinking. Sociocracy 3.0 offers a collection of principle-based patterns for various areas of organisational development.

We will explain the basic concepts and look at some patterns regarding co-creation and evolution, meeting practices, and organisational structures. Sociocracy 3.0 is not a new “version” of agile, nor an organisational operation system to be installed… it’s an open and adaptive framework… You’re invited to change things in your organisation by applying patterns when there is value in doing so.



Giving a try to Sociocracy 3.0 - Effective collaboration at any scale

Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

00:00 - 00:00

Workshop 1 hr 45 min

This is the workshop session, part 2 of the introduction to sociocratic decision-making. We will zoom in on the patterns regarding co-creation and evolution.

(Even if you have not attended the 1st session of Sociocracy 3.0, you’re welcome to join, but you will not get the overview of Sociocracy 3.0 in this session)

 You’re invited to participate in a facilitated group discussion addressing some specific issue suggested by the audience. Next, you will discover new ways to elevate “collective wisdom” to co-create.
Sociocracy 3.0 (by Bernhard Bockelbrink and James Priest) has its roots in classic sociocracy and agile/lean thinking. Sociocracy 3.0 offers a collection of principle-based patterns for various areas of organisational development.




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Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is open until the 30th June 2017.

Agile Tour London 2017 will be composed of 28 talks and Workshops + some short-talks. A standard sessions is 45min long including QA, ,Workshop that could be 105min long, a short-talk is 20min long.  If you have any questions, contact us before your submissions.

Why Talk at Agile Tour London? Here are a few reasons: To share your knowledge, to promote your best ideas about Agile, to have a chance to be recorded by InfoQ, to have some nice shots done by a professional photographer, to be retweeted on twitter, to have your courses promoted for free, to have fun and mingle.

Please use this Submission Form to submit your talk or workshop.


Glenn Bowering

Program Committee

Monika Turska

Program Commitee

Portia Tung

Program Commitee

Andrea Darabos

Program Committee

Simon Powers

Program Committee

Tony Bruce

Program Committee

Hina Paracha

Community Manager

Oliver Szymanski

Speaker Manager / Founder

Cyril Lapinte

Web Manager

Randeep Singh

Partnership Manager

David Gimelle

Leader / Founder


What time should I arrive at the venue?

  • 8:15am

When will the keynote begin?

  • 9am

Which is the nearest train/tube station?

  • Pimlico on Victoria Line

Can I get a discount on my ticket?

  • Contact us for any discount request

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

  • Yes

Can I cancel my ticket and get a refund?

  • Yes if you cancel before the 11th October

Can I win Scrum Alliance Unit by attending?

  • Yes

Where I can find a map of the venue?



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