BCS PROMS Spring School - 25 March 2019
Location: BCS London, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Duration: 3 Hours
Part 4: Agile Case Studies
Spring School Series 2019 (book once, attend all four)
Part 4: Agile Case Studies - Monday 25th March 2019
Agenda (for all 4 sessions):
18:00 - Registration with tea, coffee and biscuits
18:30 - Presentation including Q&A
20:00 - Networking with sandwiches, wine and soft drinks
Close by 9.00pm
Case Study 1 - Not all Streams Lead to Waterfalls
Presented by Adam Mitchell
Replacing Anglia Ruskin University's Learning Management System (the heart of any higher-education's business) from what was previously an in-house built bespoke solution to an externally hosted cloud-based system was always going to be challenge, but to achieve what previously took many years to build in just 9 months was going to require some strong governance, a committed team, and of course an extremely agile approach in order to pull it off.
Join Adam as he takes you through the journey of how this demanding project was achieved and delivered on time, using a variety of different agile techniques, and a look at the successes and failures along the way.
String Theory Game - presented by Adam Mitchell
Case Study 2 - Business Agility - Creating the Agile Business
Presented by Peter Measey
Radtac is an Agile Consulting company that Peter formed in 1998, since then it has grown to be a multi-million pound international business that has supported some of the largest agile transformations in the world. This case study will look at the journey of Radtac that has always been an inherently Agile business designed to support other agile businesses.
Adam Mitchell has been working in IT and Software development for over 20 years, since graduating from Queen Mary University of London with a degree in Computer Science and Business Studies. Starting off developing applications in Visual Basic, and now using more up to date .net and web technologies, Adam has worked for a variety of different (and some blue-chip) organisations including ARM, IBM, and Napp Pharmaceuticals.
He now leads a software development team at Anglia Ruskin University, providing them with bespoke software applications and solutions. As well as primarily being a technical and delivery lead, Adam has project managed several agile projects including the hugely successful 'Pain Community Centre' website for Cardiff University, which was nominated for 'Best Agile Team' in the 2013 Agile Awards.
Adam is both Scrum certified and a DSDM practitioner, and believes the key to being agile is down to the strength of your team's commitment and conviction.
Peter Measey has Project Managed and contributed to the implementation of some of the largest Agile Projects and Delivery Management transformations in the UK and Worldwide. He specialises in the provision of international Agile Coaching and Training. He has unique experience of enabling Agile within different cultures across the world.
Peter has specialised in Agile since 1994; he is a Certified Scrum Trainer, Certified DSDM Trainer, an APLN Practitioner and Prince2 Practitioner. Peter has significant skills and experience as a Project and Programme Manager, Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer and Coach within the Public and Private Sectors.
He is the Author of many Agile White Papers and has presented at Conferences and Events - including Unicom, Project Challenge, Agile Business Conference, DSDM Atern Launch, - on subjects ranging from specific Agile methods to "How to ensure successful Agile Transformation".
Peter is the lead Author for the BCS publication "Agile Foundation: Principles, practices and frameworks".
Peter has worked with clients in many sectors, including household names such as Nokia, NHS, HM Customs and Excise, British Telecom, Rolls-Royce, Fidelity Investments and British Airways.
In 2014 Peter was shortlisted as "Most Valuable Agile Player" in the 2014 UK Agile Awards.