Claire Eason-Bassett and Rachel Picken

Mackerel Sky Events and AgilePR

Agile Practices (K) 2018
Agile Practices (K)
Friday 11:30 - 12:15

Session type: Lecture
Session level: Suitable for all

The Agile Guide to Life

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We all know that Agile has valuable application beyond software and in this session, we will share our experiences of applying Agile to life as business leaders, as parents, as partners and for ourselves.

We have found that taking an Agile approach to Life is enabling us to do things differently, make better decisions and enjoy life with all it’s foibles, challenges and delights. Such as dealing with G cutting his own hair…. And with an underperforming member of the team…. And finding a new boyfriend…. And creating new ways of generating work through collaboration.

Claire Eason-Bassett - biography

As Executive Producer at Mackerel Sky Events, Claire has developed and delivered hundreds of events.

Most notably, she has been the Event Lead for Agile on the Beach (Best Agile Event 2016) since its inception. She also holds a BSc in Mathematics, specialising in decision theory, and an MBA.

Claire and her team have been implementing Agile in the business for the last 6 years, exploring how it works for a non-software business with highly flexible and changing teams.

Rachel Picken - biography

Rachel Picken is a Chartered public relations practitioner who has worked with a wide range of national organisation to introduce Agile working. She developed and has been running the Agile Project Management programme with the Chartered Institute of PR since 2016. She is the UK feature writer for Agile Vox, the international magazine for the Scrum Alliance (professional body for Agile practitioners) and a regular contributor to Agile on the Beach, a global conference held annually in Cornwall, where Rachel is based.

Rachel runs an independent PR consultancy, Agile PR, from Cornwall and works nationally and internationally. Her clients include University of Bristol, University of Oxford, the Chartered Institute of PR plus charities Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and First Light.

Teams who have taken part in in-house Agile training include the events team at University of Bristol, the PR team at global law firm DLA Piper. Course delegates attend from a diverse range of organisations, from retail giant Primark to the Cabinet Office at No 10
Downing Street.

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