Spring Lecture Series on Agile

The Bristol Branch and the Agile Methods Specialist Group would like to invite you to a series of talks and case studied on Agile. For more detail on each evening see the individual event page.

Booking is required.

Price: BCS Members: £20 per night, £50 for all 4 nights, Non BCS Members: £30 per night, £75 for all 4 nights (inc VAT)

Evening 1 (Tues 26th Feb): So what is “agile”?

Main Speaker: Pete Measey

The basic philosophy behind agile, the advantages and disadvantages
An overview of 2 agile techniques – e.g. scrum and kanban
2 case studies – one on each agile technique

Evening 2 (Tues 5th Mar): Seven Tips for a Better Scrum

Main Speaker: Nigel Baker

Many people Scrum badly. Here are 7 tips to better Scrumming. P.S. It doesn't matter if you have never used Scrum before!

Evening 3 (Tues 12th Mar): An Agile Evolution

Main Speaker: Adam Knight

Adam will examine some of the techniques adopted to maintain a focus on quality in the face of daunting requirements and how the key benefits of agile are obtained not through the application of a template set of pre-defined techniques. Raising the importance of quality and the use of test automation.

Evening 4 (Tues 19th Mar): Agile Adoptions that Work...and Last

Main Speaker: Jose Casal

A detailed explanation of scrum
A couple of case studies with details about using scrum

The timings for each evening are as followings:

18.30 Refreshments and networking
19.00 Main speaker
19.40 Q&A
19.50 Case Study 1
20.10 Case Study 2
20.30 Final Q&A
21.00 Close