Agile Tour London 2017

Big thanks to our fantastic speakers, attendees & sponsors for making Agile Tour London 2017 a success!
Videos of the talks will be released by InfoQ in Jan 2018. All the slides are available on this website in the Talks section. Photos will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter page.
Blind tickets for 2018 are already available on Eventbrite. We will open the website for 2018 edition in late March 2018.


Agile Tour London 2017 is back for its 5th edition on Friday 20th October 2017 at etc.venues Victoria near Pimlico Tube Station.

Agile Tour London is a conference about Agile in general, where agilists of any background can meet and exchange ideas. Join us for Agile Tour London 2017, dive into hands-on workshops and engaging talks, exchange ideas with fellow agilists and meet some amazing speakers. 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.

We are delighted to welcome Dan North, for the keynote this year.

With 30 sessions by 35 speakers, the Agile Tour London 2017 is set to cover almost all aspects of Agile, this year we have an increased focus on Agile UX, Devops, Neuroscience and Agile Outside IT. Check out the full program, you really don't want to miss some of the amazing talks by our fantastic speakers.

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We are very happy to have Dan North as keynote speaker this year.

The Journey to Continuous Delivery

Dan North

09:00 - 10:00

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.


Kent Beck’s 3X – The Unified Theory of Software Development?

Antony Marcano

10:15 - 11:00


3X – Explore, Expand, Extract: is the brainchild of Kent Beck, father of eXtreme Programming (XP), and could be the unified theory of everything from the hackathon to Waterfall; from lean startups to incumbents.

 When is hacking on an idea and pushing it to production the right thing to do? When do the disciplines of XP kick in? When do methodologies like SAFe or even Waterfall begin to make sense? Not only can 3X unshackle us from applying the wrong practices and methodologies at the wrong times, it can help us find answers to challenges of organisational culture and provide a common language for everyone from the CEO to the apprentice developer.

In this talk, Antony Marcano introduces 3X and explains how it can inform our approach to everything from product development & software craftsmanship to change & company culture.

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Tags: 3XThinking, Product Development, Software Development


Data-based coaching brings humanness to Agile teams

Bazil Arden

10:15 - 11:00

Empiricism is at the heart of Agile, and yet many of us only utilise a fraction of what we could do to help ‘inspect and adapt’ and see the wider system trends.

This talk will show how a ‘data-based’ approach can help to improve team effectiveness through enhancing the psychological safety experienced by the members of the team.

Google’s quest to understand what made teams effective lead them to study 180 of their teams, and  the conclusion that “Psychological safety was far and away the most important of the five dynamics we found -- it’s the underpinning of the other four”

The talk will also show how ‘data-based coaching’ helps to surface and tackle cognitive biases, focus on the wider system and counter political forces. Visual representations of the process and quality data can stimulate insight and curiosity within the team, leading to improvements.  Whilst often subtle changes to trends are key aspect to learning from experimentation.

It’s time to reclaim ‘metrics’ from their often toxic association with governance and provide teams with the tools they need.

How data-based coaching enhances psychological safety

Tags: Psychological safety, teams, empiricism , coaching



Manual Testing is Dead. Long Live Manual Testing

Tony Bruce

10:15 - 11:00

'Manual testing' as a term used to describe testing is extremely confusing. What exactly are they attempting to describe? What do people believe is happening?
I believe 'Manual testing' displays a lack of consideration of the work, thinking and effort that goes into testing. However this depends who is using the term and why.

If testing consists of point and click, then 'Manual testing' may be apt.

If testing consists of test ideas, prep and experimentation, I don't believe the term 'Manual testing' suits.

We need to address this and clarify there is no automation testing or manual testing. There is testing.

This talk will be about testing and the need to be able to discuss it more clearly.

Tags: Agile Testing, Manual Testing, Automated Testing



Introduction to Sociocracy 3.0 - Effective collaboration at any scale

Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

10:15 - 11:00

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.

Tags: sociocracy, agile organisation, collaboration at scale



"Bet On The Horse Or The Jockey ?" A practical approach to founder and idea validation

Alex Bolas Pawel Kaminski

10:15 - 11:00

Everything we do, we believe in our startup founders and their new vision of the world. The way we show this belief is by joining them on the journey of challenging every assumption we know, making a difference for one individual person and always being focused on the user, no matter the cost.

At ucreate we build startups from the idea on the back of a napkin and AHA moment under the shower to a world domination concepts worth millions. We have huge belief in our founders and their ability to deliver on their dreams. We also "believe in what they believe” unconditionally which means one day we might have to create a Facebook for dogs 🙂

In this workshop, we want to share with You how we “validate" the founders and their ideas before we start working together and how we build a common understanding of the problem and challenges ahead. We run practical games, experiments, workshops, build lego towers and ask a set of questions to learn more about our future partner. We challenge and question everyone and everything.

We share and educate how we work and what we believe in. No matter how valuable the opportunity we only work with people who share our WHY and have the right motivation. We explain why we don’t have a large backlog, why we don’t estimate and why we don’t know what we are going to build in 6 months and why our developers are not "code monkeys”. We share our passion for user needs and not being attached to opinions, especially our own! We build trust and help both sides to feel comfortable, safe and in control. We will share practical examples of our process and teach attendees how to delight their future customers and users while learning, building rapport and increasing understanding.

Hopefully, this workshop will help you to work better with your team and stakeholders to validate future requirements and ideas in a fun, playful and insightful way.

Tags: startups, validation, commitment, options, user centric, lego, user story mapping


The PO Skillset

Geoff Watts

11:15 - 12:00

Most people would agree that the role of Product Owner on an agile team is crucial to success yet many organisations struggle with this role. The practical and logistical aspects of being a Product Owner are fairly well documented but the personal characteristics are not so well understood.

What makes the difference between the good Product Owners and the great?

In this talk Geoff Watts will share his experience of the great Product Owners he has come across in his 15 years as coach and trainer in business.

Tags: Productowner, Scrum, Leadership



Swearing, Nudity and Other Vulnerable Positions

John Le Drew

11:15 - 12:00

Over 3 months John recorded over 75 hours of interviews and spoke to some of the most respected people in the industry to produce an audio documentary that attempts to answer the question “What is safety? And why is it important anyway?”

This highly interactive talk will present the findings and guide and challenge you through a journey to understanding safety. Including short interactive sessions and role play exercises to cover the following topics:

- What is safety?
- What are the elements that make a team effective?
- Is psychological safety the foundation to team performance?
- What can we all do to help foster psychological safety in our teams?
- What is the relationship between safety, stress and engagement?
- What is the profound impact of a lack of safety and engagement on society?

This talk has grown as John created the new podcast The Agile Path. The first season on this podcast is about safety in teams. John has interviewed world renowned specialists in the field; Christopher Avery, David Marquet, Jerry Weinberg, Esther Derby, Johanna Rothman, Diana Larsen and many more in over 75 hours of audio. This has been a fascinating deep dive learning experience for John and he hopes to explore these insights with the audience.

Tags: safety, collaboration, effective teams



NeXtP - a revolution in software development

Nigel Runnels-Moss

11:15 - 12:00

Many of you will practice Scrum, or some variant of Scrum like LeSS, SAFe, or MoAR. Some of you will practice XP or Software Craftsmanship. Modern software development environments are getting faster and more demanding as the needs of digital business and big data get faster and more demanding, the pace of change is accelerating and software (as Marc Andreessen put it) is eating the world.

But Scrum was revealed to the world in 1995, and XP in 1999. Both had been in development for years previously, at a time when many software developers now hadn't even been born. As the second decade of the 21st Century draws towards its close, we have to ask ourselves what progress has been made in the last 20+ years, and what the next cycle of software development methodologies will bring? @sleepyfox is here to answer that question with his new development methodology: 'NeXtP'.

Tags: NeXtP, Scrum, Software Development, Software Craftsmanship


Coaching Product Ownership for Unleashing Innovation

Christoforos Nikitas John Barratt Rickard Jones

11:15 - 12:15

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.

Tags: Coaching, Product Management, MVP, Agile UX, Lean UX


The Power of Emotional Agility - Embracing Change and Thriving in Work and Life

Debbie Wren Helen Lisowski Portia Tung

11:15 - 12:15

Join us on an epic personal adventure where you get to relive the highlights and lowlights of your Agile journey among fellow Agilists through the lens of Emotional Agility as defined by author Susan David.

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn a new way of living and relating to yourself by first becoming mindful of your current thought patterns and processes and then begin practising to re-wire the way you think.

We’ll experiment with making peace with our inner self which will enable us to achieve our most valued goals, make real change and live life to the fullest.

Tags: Agile Mindset, Self-awareness, Personal development, Self-management, Personal effectiveness, Adventure, Fun



The Science of Happiness

Mattia Battiston

15:30 - 16:15

"I'll be happy once <I get this done/I get a promotion/I change job/I buy a new car/etc>". How many times have you said something like this? We think happiness comes from success, but science has proven that it's the other way around: being happy makes us successful.

Happiness has huge benefits on most aspects of our lives, including the professional one.

So how can we be happy? Well, turns out we can quite easily "trick" our brain into being happy(er). Let me tell you how, and using some practical exercises I’ll show you how I apply these concepts in my day to day work to create a successful team.

Tags: Culture, Team, Happiness, Leadership, Science, Exercises

Notes: Initially a short version of this talk was planned at 12:10 in Flourish 2



#MAGA - Make Architecture Great Again

Reda Hmeid

12:10 - 12:30

We're capable of delivering features at break neck speeds these days. Agile, Continuous Integration, TDD amongst other things have allowed us to deliver high quality, high value digital services very fast.

But can those great practices really make a difference without a great architecture to build on top of?

In this short talk, I'll introduce the reasons why we need to focus on a great architecture and what are the principles that make an architecture great.



The Journey to Agile

Shabbir Naqvi

12:40 - 13:00

It’s very common for established companies to perform some sort of Agile transformation. Quite often this involves hiring a consultant, giving a crash course on Agile and typically Scrum, and then suddenly mandating teams to work in that way. Development teams are restructured and processes are put into place. Does this really work though? Having worked in a variety of environments, ranging from start-up to corporate, I offer my thoughts on the topic and use a case study from my own experience to describe how I feel it's best to get development teams aboard working in an Agile manner. I also touch on what it means to encourage bottom-up behaviour from development teams rather than top-down from management and how you can use a bottom-up culture to facilitate change in your teams.

You will walk away from the session with some takeaway points to help facilitate change in your development team, especially if you have recently decided to take the plunge into the world of Agile.

Tags: Agile Transformation, Agile Mindset


The House and Pentagons of Agile coaching

Ryan Behrman

12:40 - 13:00

In this short talk, I will present 4 models for demystifying the context, skills, practices, and relationship dynamics of an Agile coach. The models aim to answer the why, how, what, and who of Agile coaching.


Disruption – How The World Works

Mark Allen

13:15 - 14:00

In this presentation, we will look at what Disruption actually is and why it isn’t innovation.  We will see why it’s not only desirable but essential to the success of all our businesses, why it’s inevitable, how you can spot it and what happens when you fail to prepare for it.  We’ll look at some classic examples of disruption at product line and business sector level to deepen our understanding of the power of disruption.

Then, we will take a 200 year journey back in time to see what disruption looks like on a global scale and take a look ahead to see what future global disruption could look like.  We will see that global disruption is predictable and take lessons from our examples to understand how to survive and thrive when disruption happens, and see why Disruption truly dictates how the world works.

Tags: Disruption, Product



Leadership Evolution, Revolution and Devolution

Louise Elliott

13:15 - 14:00

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

Tags: Leadership, Agile Leadership, Leadership Styles, Followship, Chimpanzee



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

Carl Starendal

15:30 - 16:15

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.

Tags: Servant Leadership, Devops, Release Train Engineer, Lean, Relentless Improvement, Flow




Cultural insights to enable success with Agile

Ash Sheikh

13:15 - 14:00

In this talk, I will take you through a connected web of cultural issues which are common in today’s organisations and need to be addressed in order to benefit from your investment in agile ways of working.

We will first look at some of the positive qualities of a well-functioning organisation, such as being aligned to a common purpose.

We will then dive deeper into each of these qualities to look at some of the cultural norms within organisations which severely limit the benefits that organisations should be getting from their investment in agile.

As well as highlighting these cultural barriers to success, there will be tips and guidance for some culture-fixes you can consider in order to get more success with your agile investment

Tags: Agile Transformation, Agile OutsiteIT, Agile Mindset, Corporate Hunger Games, Noble Purpose, Psychologial Safety




Effective Teaching

Carlo Beschi Helen Meek

13:15 - 15:00

Teaching is an effective way of helping others grow their knowledge and skills.

If you are a Scrum Master, a Technical Leader, or a Team Manager, being a good teacher can really make a difference - for you, and for the people you are working for.

Think about when you were a young child: you did not know how to read, or to write. Someone taught you. You learnt it.

Nowadays, work requires us to be lifelong learners - to keep improving the way we use our technologies, build our products, work with other people. Having great teachers is a critical asset for any organisation. Be one of them!

In Effective Teaching, Helen and Carlo will share a number of teaching tools, techniques and tips. You will have the chance to see them at play, inspect their usage and practice.

It's gonna be interactive, and fun. Don't miss it!

Tags: reaching, coaching, trainingFromTheBackOfTheRoom, learning, facilitation, agile



Upgrading Agility - what's the next step

Brindusa Axon

14:15 - 15:00

It's an accepted universal truth that Agile and Lean methodologies help create environments where teams are setup for success, in turn enabling their companies to thrive.

At LeanConvert, we're striving to build a highly productive and engaged team while all of us work remotely, from different countries and time zones. It has its rewards, but also big challenges. While we spend our days optimising digital customers experiences, I got curious about our agility. Or better said, where does our in-agility originate.

Let's take the classic Yes, but ... as an example. It's a conversational killer, we've all felt: its originator is caught in defensive chains, it leaves the recipient confused and eventually annoyed. Understanding the dynamics created by this tick and taking the initiative to create awareness and provide tools to replace it has a mega result on collaboration and creativity.

We started experiments in growth hacking with Pareto's law,  co-active coaching, psychological models and training from the back of the room, to name a few.  What we discovered is simple: we can engage, collaborate and create SO MUCH MORE! Join me on this discovery journey and let's upgrade agility together!

Tags: Agile, coaching, development, team



Culture May Eat Agile for Breakfast

Stefan Wolpers

14:15 - 15:00

Can an Organisation 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.

Tags: Scaling, Agile. Startups



Effective Software Testing for Modern Software Development

Alan Richardson

14:15 - 15:00

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
Tags: Agile Testing, Devops, Software Developement, Risk Management


Being Agile : Beyond Code

Belinda Waldock

14:15 - 15:00

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.

Tags: Agile outside IT, business, being agile, cornwall, teams, people



NeuroAgileCoaching for Agile Leaders

Anna Obukhova

15:30 - 16:15


Do you know how to lead or coach the team, I suppose you do. Which actions are effective and which are just myths, how to understand this without too many errors? Where this knowledge comes from? Last year gave us an amazing opportunity to use hard science to transform leadership effectiveness. Neuroscience and data about how our brain works allow us to rethink what we are doing as leaders and coaches and how to improve teamwork and change the process, so our brain is used as effectively as possible.

We work in a constantly changing environment and the neuroscience of change is one of the most challenging topics and it should be done well to avoid setbacks and frustration.

We will explore the main brain science facts that are important to Agile and Scrum, and how to apply them in everyday work to increase your leading and coaching effectiveness so team enjoys productivity and engagement.

Tags: Scrum, Agile Coaching, Scrum Master, Neuroscience


Changing the world or a passing fad – What is agile?

Simon Powers

15:30 - 16:15

It’s been nearly 2 decades since the Agile Software Manifesto. Business agility has been tried by small start ups and mega-corporations alike, from government to charities, from banks to recruitment agencies. Agile has been tried and tested.

The question, of course, is does it work? And if not, why not, and what’s coming next?

Simon explores Agile as a reflection of how we think about ourselves and the world around us. Agility is the future and hope of many organisations, but what does this say about us as human beings. What world are we creating? What does this mean for us, our businesses, and our societies?

Tags: Agile Transformation, Agile Mindset



Redesign Design

Matteo Cavucci

13:15 - 14:00

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.

Tags: Agile UX, Product Design, DesignOps



Cynefin A&E Simulation Game

Dean Latchana

15:30 - 16:15

I’m in the early stages of designing a roleplaying-style game to help teams understand how they can apply the Cynefin framework.

The game is based on a fictitious Accident & Emergency ward. The players are presented with different scenarios where patients arrive in different medical conditions and states of distress. The players need to know which Cynefin domain to place the patients; this is challenging because of their limited medical team. Their decisions could change the condition and state of the patient, and therefore players may need to move them into a different domain.

The idea is that players need to work together and use the Cynefin framework to manage various scenarios in an unpredictable environment. The game is designed to test concepts similar to those of a typical development team.




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

Natasha Hill

15:30 - 17:15

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.

Tags: Coaching, powerful questions, active listening, communication, listening, development


Neuroscience; the secret to becoming a better agile coach

Philiy Lander

16:30 - 17:15

Ever wondered why you don’t seem to be getting anywhere with a team? Frustrated by people switching off during your meetings or training? That person you thought had made a breakthrough the next week reverts back to old behaviours?

Attend this talk and learn about the basic parts of the brain, what they do, how the brain changes (neuroplasticity), how stress affects the brain, how to keep the brain engaged and how to use this information to be a better Agile Coach.

Tags: Scrum, Agile Coach, Neuroscience



Why Agile Transformations Fail (and what you can do to prevent it…)

Gez Smith

16:30 - 17:15

The collated wisdom from the podcast. What have 40+ agile folk, from developers to Scrum Masters to Product Owners to HR people, said you should do to help your agile transformation succeed?

Tags: Agile Transformation, Agile  Mindset, Agile Culture



Make your user stories RIVETing

Seb Rose

16:30 - 17:15

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.

Tags: User Stories, Invest, NoEstimates



Introduction to Lean IT

Philippe Guenet

16:30 - 17:15

Many will have misconceptions about Lean:

  • Lean is about stamping cars in a repeatable process
  • Lean is about cutting costs
  • Lean does not apply to creative knowledge work
  • And the best one - I know all about Lean, I am a black belt!

Lean is principally about adding value, and the only value that matters is the one the customer is ready to buy. Lean looks to organise the enterprise in support of producing this value and continuously improving on it. In doing so, Lean is very complementary to Agile.

The talk will introduce the concepts and practices of Lean IT and will explore how Lean IT can be combined with Agile, in support and acceleration of enterprise transformations. For those wanting to further their knowledge, we will give a short overview of the Lean IT curriculum and give details of the upcoming meetup.

Tags – Lean, Lean IT, Lean-Agile, Transformation, Change, Behaviours & Attitudes



 Flourish 1Flourish 2ThriveBloomBlossom
08:15Registration and Breakfast
09:00The Journey To Continuous Delivery - Keynote - Dan North
10:15Forum: Defining exactly what agility means by Glenn BoweringData-Based Coaching Brings Humanness to Agile Teams - Bazil ArdenManual Testing is Dead. Long Live Manual Testing - Tony BruceIntroduction to Sociocracy 3.0 – Effective Collaboration at Any Scale - Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse“Bet on the Horse or the Jockey?” A Practical Approach to Founder and Idea Validation - Pawel Kaminski Alex Bolas
11:15The PO Skillset - Geoff WattsSwearing, Nudity and Other Vulnerable Positions - John Le DrewNeXtP - a revolution in software development - Nigel Runnels-MossCoaching Product Ownership for Unleashing Innovation - John Barratt Rickard Jones Christoforos NikitasThe Power of Emotional Agility – Embracing Change and Thriving in Work and Life - Portia Tung Helen Lisowski Debbie Wren
12:00Lunch BreakShorts Talks:

12:40 The Journey to Agile - Shabbir Naqvi,

Short Talks:

12:10 #MAGA - Make Architecture Great Again - Reda Hmeid

12:40 The House and Pentagons of Agile coaching - Ryan Behrman
- How The World Works
- Mark Allen
Leadership Evolution, Revolution and Devolution - Louise ElliottRedesign
- Matteo Cavucci
Cultural insights to enable success with Agile - Ash Sheikh Effective Teaching part 1 (workshop) - Helen Meek Carlo Beschi
14:15Upgrading Agility – What’s the Next Step - Brindusa AxonCulture May Eat Agile for Breakfast - Stefan WolpersEffective Software Testing for Modern Software Development - Alan RichardsonBeing Agile : Beyond Code - Belinda
Effective Teaching part 2 (workshop) - Helen Meek Carlo Beschi
15:00Tea Break

15:30The Science of Happiness - Mattia BattistonChanging the World or a Passing Fad – What is Agile? - Simon PowersA Servant Leader Approach To Facilitating Enterprise-scale Lean-Agile Value Delivery - Carl StarendalCynefin A&E Simulation Game - Dean LatchanaThe Art of Unlocking the Mind-Inspire People Through Active Listening and Powerful Questions part 1 (workshop) - Natasha Hill
16:30Neuroscience; The Secret to Becoming a Better Agile Coach - Philiy LanderWhy Agile Transformations Fail (and what you can do to prevent it…) - Gez SmithMake Your User Stories Riveting - Seb RoseIntroduction to Lean IT - Philippe

The Art of Unlocking the Mind-Inspire People Through Active Listening and Powerful Questions part 2 (workshop) - Natasha Hill
17:15Farwell drink



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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

Letizia Cenni

Conference Organiser

Linda Timpere

Photo and Media Assistant

Lindsay Morgan

General Coordinator

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

Where I can find a map of the venue?

Do you have a code of conduct?

Can I get a discount on my ticket?

  • Yes we offer discounts to groups, students and charities. 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 4th October 2017.

What if I cannot pay by Eventbrite?

  • It’s possible to use the Invoice + Bank Transfer payment route. The administrative fee is 6% by ticket.

Can I win Scrum Alliance Unit by attending?

  • Yes

How can I give a talk at the Agile Tour London?

  • As a spakers, Please use the Call for Papers which is usually open from 15th April to 15th of June.
  • As an attendee you can have a change to give a lighting talks during Lunch break, please Contact if you want to submit a lighting talk.

How do we choose the speakers and talks?

  • 60% of the speakers have been invited and 40% has been selected by the call for papers process (usually open from 15th April to 15th of June).

As a speakers when I will know if my submission has been accepted of not?

  • If you submission has been accepted you will contacted by email between the 15th of June and 15th of July. If you submission has not been accepted you will be definitly informed by the end of July.

Why be a media partner or a sponsor?

  • To reach a vast community of professionals to promote your company and products.

As a sponsor, can I give a talk?

  • Yes, but it will be announced as a sponsored talk in the program.

As a sponsor, can I make a demo, give away flyers or have a stand?

  • Yes, yes and yes.  Contact us to know the details of our sponsorship package.

As a meetup, could I have a discount code for my members?

What is Agile Tour London about?

  • Agile in general, from software development to Agile outside of IT.

Who is Agile Tour London 2017 for?

  • Everyone in Agile or anyone who is interested in it. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an expert.

What to expect from the conference?

  • Learn from experts, exchange experiences with other agilists, discover agile if you are new to it or strengthen your knowledge, if you are already familiar with Agile.

What are the main themes this year?

  • Practically all the themes of agile will be there. This year, we will have a focus on Devops and Agile UX.

How can you benefit from Agile Tour London?

  • Attend the workshops and talks of your choice, meet fellow Agilists and speakers. Learn from speakers who are leaders in their sector.

Why Agile Tour London?

  • Agile Tour London is a conference where agilists of any experience level and sector can meet and exchange. It’s part of the Agile Tour Conferences network that has been created in 2008 with the idea to promote Agile across the world.

Agile Tour London is for you if:

Agile Tour London in a nutshell:

  • Agile Tour London is a conference about Agile in general, where agilists of any background can meet and exchange. All the themes of agile will be there with some focus on Devops and Agile UX. Join us for Agile Tour London 2017, dive into hands-on workshops and engaging talks, exchange with fellow agilists and meet some amazing speakers. Check the full program on


Agile Tour London Code of conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

– Need Help?
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– The Quick Version
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

– The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

– Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded t-shirts.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

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