2012 Schedule

Conference Overview: More and more Cornish businesses are using the Agile methodology to rapidly increase their efficiency and effectiveness within their chosen market. Designed to alleviate issues surrounding traditional software development, the approach can help all businesses to become more effective. If this sounds something you could benefit from, Agile on the Beach 2012 is the ideal starting point to find out what it’s all about from the world’s best, in beautiful and relaxed surroundings.

There will be 3 main streams as follows:

Software Craftsmanship: For the professionals, there’s plenty of technical innovations on offer. With an array of key international thinkers and forerunners signed up to the 2012 conference, software developers will be guided through the latest techniques, including design patterns and php. For two days Cornwall will be the epicentre of global Agile technology.

Teams: The Agile approach is not just about the business of software. It’s about the business of your approach. The conference will ask managers, directors, or indeed anyone leading a team to re-assess the way they work. Learn about high performing and innovative teams and find out what they do differently and how to create and manage your own. Agile on the Beach is the perfect environment to take some time to re-design the approach you take to your team.

Business including Lean Start-up: For those at the start of their business journey, it is the ideal time to set up as you mean to go on. Find the approach that will enable your business to operate at optimum efficiency throughout the many stage of growth. Learn how other start ups are utilising Agile systems to get a head-start, validating their market and accelerating delivery.

As well as speakers within these concurrent streams, there will also be 3 keynote speakers, 2 on Thursday and 1 on Friday.


Thursday Friday
Business Team Technical Business Team Technical
9.00-10.00 Keynote Jeff BrantleyAgile Roadmapping for Fun & Profit Michael Feathers
10.00-10.30 Break B R E A K
10.30-11.15 Session 1 Rob Fitzpatrick Mark WightmanBuilding a successful agile company Kevlin HenneyPatterns for People Gus Power
“how are we doing?”: managing requirements and customer expectations
Simon Cromarty – “Agile at Every Scale” Jon JaggerCyber Dojo
11.30-12.15 Session 2 Allan KellyBusiness Patterns Schalk CronjéAgile Teams Sebastian BergmannAgility & Quality Jeff Brantley Kate SullivanNew Frontiers for In- House Practice Jon JaggerCyber Dojo
12.15-1.30 Lunch L U N C H
1.30-2.00 Discussion Workshops
Belinda Waldock -Oxford Innovation – Taking Agile Mainstream
Discussion Workshops
BT/Superfast Cornwall – How can Superfast Broadband help Agile?
2.00-2.45 Session 3 Robert BowleyAgile Adoption is Fool’s Gold Rachel DaviesPulling Together as a Team Robert ChatleyExtreme Start up Toby Parkins
Agile Case Study
“Tales from the Whiteboard”
Ed SykesMaking cross-shore time-zone spanning teams work Stefan PriebschObservation from the Agile Front
2.45-3.15 Break B R E A K
3.15-4.00 Session 4 Romilly CockingRaspberry Start up James LewisGrowing a Culture of innovation Robert ChatleyExtreme Start up Dragan JojicOrganisational Agility and Agile Suitability Benjamin Mitchell Seb RoseCommon objections to TDD – and their refutations
4.00-4.45 Discussion Lightning Talks Lightning Talks Lightning Talks Panel
5.00-6.00 Keynote Eben UptonRaspberry Pi

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