Agile & Project Leadership Track

An agile approach continues to find advocates long after the hype was due to fade. For many, what started as a need to ensure parity with external agile suppliers is now business as usual, but not necessarily usual for the organisation. Sustainably embedding agile in a traditional context, and especially where budgets and funding are concerned, holds back wider adoption.The agile & project leadership conference track brings practitioners of agile approaches together to share their experiences of making the methodologies work beyond small companies or isolated units.

This track is for those looking to adopt agile practices, to enhance them or to further them within their organisation.

Thursday, Nov 9

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast & Registration

9.00 – 9.15

Conference Opening

By Janus Boye

9.15 – 10.00 Keynote

On the 60th Anniversary of the First Municipal Computer

By Steven Pemberton

In the immediate period after the Second World War there was a flurry of research across the world designing electronic computers. A milestone was reached in 1957 when for the first time, a computer was installed in the accounting department of a municipality.
And yet within ten short years of that event, there was talk of an international software crisis: projects being unmanageable, running over-budget, over-time, or not even being completed; delivered software not meeting requirements, being slow, low quality, hard to maintain.
Has this changed much in the intervening 50 years? Alas no: there are still continual reports of failing projects. For example, two years ago in the UK, a £10M project with 70 people working on it failed disastrously: what it produced was too slow, and too expensive to use. But with this project something surprising happened: one man, using a completely different approach, restarted the project from scratch and successfully took it to completion, working alone.
What have we been doing wrong, and what enabled him to be so successful?
Conference keynote speaker Steve PembertonSteven Pemberton (NL)
W3C and CWI
10.00 – 10.30

Coffee, tea & networking

10.30 – 12.00 Track: Agile & Project Leadership


By Ben Rudman

Conference speaker Ben RudmanBen Rudman (UK)
12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 13.45 Track: Agile & Project Leadership


By Katrine Kjeldsen

Conference Speaker Katrine KjeldsenKatrine Kjeldsen (DK>
14.00 – 15.00



15.00 – 15.30

Coffee, tea & networking

15.30 – 16.30 Track: Agile & Project Leadership


By Florian Hoecherl

Conference speaker Florian HorcherlFlorian Hoecherl (DE)
Roland Berger
16.45 – 17.30 Town Hall

Town Hall Debate


18.30 – 23.00 Social Event

Social event at Memphis Roadhouse

November 7th

In-depth morning workshops
In-depth afternoon workshops
Keynote by Bebo White
Informal city walk
Social event

November 8th

Keynote by Jake DiMare
 – Business Development
 – Costumer Experience
 – Digital Workplace
 – User Experience
Keynote by Theresa Regli
Social event

November 9th

Keynote by Steven Pemberton
 – Agile & Project Leadership
 – Employee Experience
 – Marketing
 – Strategy
Social event