Talks

 

I’m often asked to write and talk about the things I do and experience.  This talk, “The Reluctant Change Agent’s Guide” is typical of my style.  I’ve also been lucky enough to talk at various Agile conferences, and four different DevOps Days events.

My talks cover the broad range of skills and knowledge required to build high performing teams that deliver quality products.  Each talk is grounded in real experience as a developer, Agile Coach and Engineering Manager.  My talks aim to provide theory, advice and inspiration.  Subject areas include:

  • Organisational and personal change

  • Agile Transformation

  • Employee engagement & motivation

  • Building high performance teams, and performance management

  • Cognition and its impact on individual and team performance

  • Building organisational cultures to support learning and delivery

  • Agile and learning methods (including Scrum and Kanban)

  • Improving testing and quality

If you’d like me to talk at your event or conference do get in touch.

Upcoming Talks

‘Resilience - how to bring your best through the worst’

Lean Agile Scotland

9th-11th October 2019

‘Kaizen To Karōshi - Burnout in Agile Teams and What You Can Do About It’

P3X - People, Product and Process Conference

31st October -1st November 2019

Previous Talks (Selection)

'Resilience – How to bring your best through the worst'

'The art of Agile' (with Kylie Yearsley)

Agile on the Beach

11th-12th July 2019

‘Resilience - how to bring your best through the worst’

Agile Manchester

8th-10th May 2019

‘The world's biggest ball flow game’

‘Kaizen to Karōshi - sustainable pace and performance in teams’

Agile in the City London

3rd-5th April 2019

‘The world's biggest ball flow game’

Agile Cambridge

26th-29th September 2018

‘Team Design For Continuous Delivery’

FlowCon France

27th-28th November 2018

‘Kaizen to Karōshi - sustainable pace and performance in teams’

Agile on the Beach

12-13th July 2018

‘Cognitive biases, group think and other nuisances - practical methods to outsmart your team’

Agile Cymru

3rd-4th July 2018

‘Kaizen to Karōshi - sustainable pace and performance in teams’

Agile Manchester

9-11th May 2018

‘Kaizen to Karōshi - sustainable pace and performance in teams’

Agile in the city Bristol

1st-3rd November 2017

‘A systems thinking approach to recruitment’

Velocity

17-20th October 2017

‘Kaizen to Karōshi - sustainable pace and performance in teams’

Lean Agile Scotland

4-6th October 2017

‘Team Design For Continuous Delivery’

Agile on the Beach

5-7th July 2017

Thinking systems: how to avoid anchoring, biases, group think and other nuisances

Agile Manchester

10-12th May 2017

‘Team Design For Continuous Delivery’

Continuous Lifecycle London

17-19th May 2017

‘Team Design For Continuous Delivery’

Pipeline, the Continuous Delivery Conference, London

21st March 2017

‘Driving engagement – How to get your organisation behind DevOps, and why it matters’. (Agile and DevOps MasterClass Dublin 2016)


'Team Design for Continuous Delivery'. (London Continuous Delivery Meetup 2016)

‘Anchoring biases, group think and other nuisances, practical methods to outsmart your team’. (Agile In the City Bristol 2016)

Improving Quality By Changing Culture - A talk on how improving employee engagement improves quality, and what can be done to encourage it. (Test Con Lithuania 2016)

What I learnt about DevOps when my car caught fire - An ignite talk featuring five key DevOps lessons. (DevOps Days London 2016)

Succeeding with DevOps it’s not about DevOps - A talk drawing attention towards culture as one of the key enablers for DevOps.  (National DevOps Conference 2015)

DevOps – Do Not Exceed The Recommended Dose – A talk considering the impacts of DevOps on an organisation’s delivery system, and the dangers of  hype surrounding DevOps. (DevOps Days Warsaw 2015)

Transformation? Into what?  The delicate art of balancing user needs in digital projects (Digital Transformation & Business Evolution Conference 2015)

Collaboration catalysts top tools to fuel your team - Covering the topics of Kanban and ChatOps, why they are so effective and how to apply them. (DevOps Summit 2015)

Hight Trust, Low Performance – A talk on performance management challenges and approaches in Agile environments. (Agile Cambridge 2014)

The Reluctant Change Agent’s Guide  – A talk on encouraging change from ground up. (DevOps Summit London 2014)

Agile’s got it covered – so why DevOps? – A talk on the relationship between Agile and DevOps (Agile Business Conference, London 2013)

People As A Service – How Not To Build A Lasting DevOps Environment – A talk on culture and the people factors behind DevOps. (DevOps Summit London 2013)

Measuring DevOp’s Vital Signs – A talk on how to measure DevOps adoption. (DevOpsDays London 2013)

Dev+Ops+Org How we’re including almost everyone – A talk on Culture, Continuous Delivery and DevOps (DevOpsDays Goteburg 2011)

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