Date: 30 Apr 2019
Where: London

Agile: People not processes

There has been a lot of focus on Agile process and methodology but possibly less attention has been paid to the type of people required to truly make agile deliver effectively.

Delivering value and culture change within an organisation is potentially a more difficult challenge than implementing an agile delivery framework.  It needs people within the business and product groups to embrace specific behaviours and for the organisation to provide an environment in which people can operate without fear of failure.


Peter Goodall (Product Owner) and Steve Green (Business Account Executive) in dialogue about the interactions appropriate to progress from business need to product change. The use of Agile methods and how that worked for their business, their product groups and the BAs. 


Future Ethics

Technology was never neutral; its social, political, and moral impacts have become painfully clear. But the stakes will only get higher as connected cameras will watch over the city, algorithms oversee society’s most critical decisions, and transport, jobs, and even war will become automated. The tech industry hasn’t yet earned the trust these technologies demand. Drawing on years of research for his new book Future Ethics, designer Cennydd Bowles will illuminate the moral challenges that lie ahead for technologists, and discuss how practitioners and companies can create more thoughtful, ethical products for future generations.


Cennydd Bowles is a London-based designer with fifteen years of experience advising clients including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC. His focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has lectured on the topic at Facebook, Stanford University, and Google, and is a sought-after speaker at technology and design events worldwide. His second book, Future Ethics, was published in 2018.

Cennydd is a frequent keynote speaker at tech and design conferences worldwide, and runs internal training workshops for clients including The Financial Times, Orange, Farfetch, and Capital One. He has written for a range of print and web publications, been a columnist for A List Apart, and edited the book Front-end Style Guides. 


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