Speakers 2015

Agile on the Beach 2015 Keynotes

We are delighted to confirm our keynote speakers for 2015 as Dave Farley on Continuous Delivery and Jenni Jepsen on Agile Leadership & Teams.   Both will join a variety of speakers discussing agile software, products, teams and business at the conferences new venue, the Performance Centre on the Tremough Campus near Falmouth on 3 & 4th September 2015.

KEYNOTE : Dave Farley – Continuous Delivery

KEYNOTE : Jenni Jepsen – Agile Leadership & Teams


Speakers 2015 

software-craftsmanshipSoftware Craftmanship


  • Clojurescript Taster Session – Bring the power of Clojure to your browser app – Jim Barritt Thoughtworks
  • Test Driving User Interfaces  – Anthony Williams        Just Software Solutions
  • Only *You* Can Analyse The Code – Anna-Jayne Metcalfe         Riverblade
  • Building systems that are #neverdone – James Lewis        ThoughtWorks
  • Mob Programming, A Whole Team Approach – Woody Zuill, San Diego California
  • Product development in an Unruly Mob –  Alex Wilson    Benji Weber    Unruly


  • Taking back BDD – Konstantin Kudryashov        Inviqa
  • 10 things you need to know about BDD, Cucumber and Specflow – Seb Rose
  • Teaching Agile – Shirley Atkinson   Plymouth University
  • Archipelagos in Git – Matthew Dodkins        Bluefruit Software
  • Waltzing With Branches – Chris Oldwood

Bonus Software Track on Thursday  – Continuous Delivery

  • Continuous Delivery Session tbc with Dave Farley
  • The Death of Continuous Integration – Steve Smith
  • Testing in Production    – Benji Weber & Alex Wilson    Unruly
  • Wading through treacle? Escape the integration syrup with contract tests  – Stefan Smith        ThoughtWorks
  • Tests @OpenTable. Look mum I just released some code! – Marcin Bazydlo

businessAgile Business


  • Living Agile – The only way a digital agency can truly work with Agile – Peter Sheppard
  • Being Agile in Business    Belinda Waldock       Being Agile
  • Quality, what is it, and how do we get there – Paul Massey – Bluefruit
  • I’m an Alien – A Business Analyst in an Agile World – Dot Tudor
  • Play with Business – StrategicPlay® with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY ™  Ole Jepsen        goAgile, Denmark    Double Session – interactive workshop


  • Making Mad Men more Agile – Leanne Page &  Joanne Ralfe    M&C Saatchi
  • My kanban diary: How I integrated agile within our Charity   – Danny Whear        ShelterBox
  • Further Adventures with Agile Comms
    Rachel Picken        MPAD
  • Managing client expectations of what agile means for their software development project.  Steve Adams  MSM Software
  • The Financial Prioritization of Projects – Antonello Nardini  &  Elisa Bernardin

teamTeams and Leadership


  • #No Projects – Teams not Projects – Allan Kelly
  • Delivering governance for agile services in Government, in an agile way – James Ashton        Government Digital Service (GDS)
  • The Open Agile Profiling System  – Craig Girvan & Toby Parkins    Headforwards
  • Scrum…Really – Amy Thompson         Agilista Systems
  • This is agile? – Letitia Fearon – Lloyds of London
  • Herding Creative Cats – Andy Bartlett      Worlds Apart


  • The Magellan Project     Ricardo Mestre        Nokia, Germany
  • The Geek’s Guide to Leading Teams – Patrick Kua        ThoughtWorks
  • Creating the next generation of software developers – Mike Trebilcock – Cornwall College
  • Management 3.0 – a leadership framework for leaders of today – Pia-Maria Thoren
  • Working Remotely in a Global Team – Olly Brand        IBM UK Ltd

Product Management


  • Continous Product Improvement – Melissa Perri,  ProdUX Labs, New York City
  • Agile in the real world: How 3D printing is enabling an Agile revolution for physical products – Emily Webber  & Amy Wagner
  • Ajay Sridhar – Valiantys – Agile in the Enterprise – A Case study on transitioning to SAFe
  •  “Can Guinness help you estimate?” –David Lowe & James Wyllie Scrum & Kanban
  • Effective Customer Interviewing: How to use interviews to discover business value – Adrian Howard        Quietstars   (double workshop)


  • Shortening the goalposts – building a winning agile football team – Chris Clarke        The Guardian
  • Product Management    Finding the Joy in Agile Product Management  Erik Bjernulf        Tolpagorni Sweden
  • Flying the Flag for British Technology – The importance of community and content for the future of British tech – Rose Ross – TechBritannia
  • User Story Mapping for Fun and Profit (double workshop)   Lynne Johnson    & Charlotte Philippe      Zuhlke Engineering Ltd


KEYNOTE : davefarleyDave Farley – Continuous Delivery

Dave Farley is co-author of the Jolt award winning book ‘Continuous Delivery’ and one of the authors of the ‘Reactive Manifesto’. He has been having fun with computers for over 30 years. Over that period he has worked on most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games, and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes.

He started working in large scale distributed systems about 25 years ago, doing research into the development of loose-coupled, message-based systems – a forerunner of MicroService architectures. He has a wide range of experience leading the development of complex software in teams, both large and small, in the UK and USA. Dave was an early adopter of agile development techniques, employing iterative development, continuous integration and significant levels of automated testing on commercial projects from the early 1990s.

blog: http://www.davefarley.net
twitter: @davefarley77

Jenni Jepsen - goAgileKEYNOTE : Jenni Jepsen – Agile Leadership & Teams

Jenni Jepsen is a partner at goAgile, a Denmark-based Agile consulting firm, where her focus is on helping people deliver the right product faster and at the same time create lasting change. While she is crazy about Agile methodologies, she is most interested in delivering value – no matter what the process.

By getting to the core of why Agile works and helping people thrive in the workplace, organizations become Agile – increasing motivation, effectiveness and transparency.  Jenni has written and spoken worldwide on how neuroscience can support successful transformations to Agile, and runs courses on Intent-based Leadership – which she sees as a perfect complement to Agile ways of working.

Follow Jenni on Twitter @jenniindk



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