Programme 2013

2013 Agile on the Beach Conference Programme

Agile on the Beach 2013 is a two day conference, hosting over 30 speakers and a variety of topics set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between.  Perfect to evoke creative and technical thinking, enjoy time with the UKs leading thinkers in agile adoption and evolution.

Agile on the Beach set in Falmouth, Cornwall, Explores the latest agile and lean thinking in software craftmanship, teams and business. Including ample networking opportunities such as the beach party this conference brings together 200 people to explore, evolve and find out what it means to be truely agile in business, from its culture to product development practices

Business: The business stream will explore how a business can adopt agile beyond software development and its impact on wider business activities. Including the latest models for product development.

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.

SOFTWARE CRAFTMANSHIP: For the professionals, there’s plenty of technical innovations on offer. Software developers will be guided through the latest techniques, for two days Cornwall will be the epicentre of global Agile technology.

dannorthKeynote 2013 : Dan North for Software Craftsmanship

Jackstones – Journey To Mastery

Bio : Dan has been coaching, coding and consulting for over 20 years, with a focus on applying systems thinking and simple technology to solve complex business problems. He uses techniques from Lean operations, Theory of Constraints and Agile software development to help IT organisations anticipate and respond to the challenges of changing business needs.

Dan is the originator of Behaviour-Driven Development, an agile approach to software development that encourages teams to deliver the software that matters by emphasising the interactions between stakeholders. He also proposed Deliberate Discovery, which challenges assumptions around software planning and estimation. He argues that there are no best practices and that everything we do is subject to opportunity cost.

He is a popular keynote and session speaker at international technology conferences, on topics as diverse as software architecture, behavioural psychology, simplicity, uncertainty and learning. His presentation style has been described as Eddie Izzard meets the Architect from The Matrix.

gabriel_steinhardtKeynote 2013 : Gabriel Steinhardt for Business

Bio: Blackblot’s Managing Director is Gabriel Steinhardt, a recognized international technology product management expert, author, lecturer and developer of practical tools and methodologies that increase product managers’ productivity.

A marketing and information systems MBA with extensive experience in the computer software and hardware industry, Gabriel has assumed diverse leadership roles with major corporations and start-ups in marketing, product management and technical undertakings.

Gabriel created the highly successful Blackblot Product Manager’s Toolkit® (PMTK), designed Blackblot’s Strategic Product Management™ training program, wrote the Blackblot Product Management Professional™ (BPMP) certification program, and authored The Product Manager’s Toolkit: Methodologies, Processes and Tasks in High-Tech Product Management book.

September 7, 2013