Using Agile and Lean at portfolio level & Building a learning platform at speed

  • November 14, 2013 · 6:30 PM

For this evenings talk, we will be hosting 2 great speakers Emily Webber, from GDS, and Simon Pearson from FutureLearn, to speak on the following :

Using Agile and Lean at portfolio level

In this session, Emily Webber will talk about scaling up using agile and lean techniques, using Government Digital Service (GDS) as an example.

She’ll look at how GDS took learnings from managing projects and programmes using agile and lean techniques and translated them to the portfolio framework across an organisation of 300 people: what forums and decisions points they adopted, how they managed and measured workflow as well as how the team did it and what they learnt along the way.

Building a learning platform at speed

Simon Pearson is a Product Manager at FutureLearn, the new online learning platform initiated by the Open University. Simon has worked in publishing, broadcasting, advertising, physical products and now education. He will speak about how to build a learning platform at breakneck speed, and and make the social web and pedagogy play well together.

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  • Christian H.

    And here now Simon Pearson's talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S5lkGozKxA

    November 22, 2013

  • Naveed K.

    Great stuff

    November 20, 2013

  • Christian H.

    Hi All, here is Emily Webber's talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onAzfS5TahU

    November 20, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    Simon posed a question about UX in an agile environment.

    At the extreme Lean of agile UX there's people like Will Evans:
    https://vimeo.com/76046078

    Less extreme are Clearleft
    http://clearleft.com/does/agile-ux

    and here's a example from Auntie where the UX lead took the approach of designing in-browser:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/03/programmes_a_bite_size_design_1.html

    2 · November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good useful talks

    November 15, 2013

  • terence f.

    An interesting pair of presentation enlarging my understanding of exploiting Agile

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    Someone asked about how GDS deal transitioning more traditional departments. Sarah Richards, Meri Williams and Neil Williams occasionally touch on this topic in the talks they give:

    https://vimeo.com/60364530
    http://2013.dareconf.com/videos/williams

    November 14, 2013

  • Philipp K.

    Good organised and great presentations

    November 14, 2013

  • Naveed K.

    Unfortunately - I will miss as well. Family commitments

    November 14, 2013

  • Kenneth B.

    Commuting issue. Won't be able to make it, helas. Such a shame as I was really looking forward to hearing more about this very relevant topic.

    November 14, 2013

  • Amy W.

    Have a last minute change of plans :(. Enjoy, Emily Webber is awesome.

    2 · November 14, 2013

  • Craig S.

    Good news, Christian will be recording tonights event and putting the link on here. It might take a few days though, so I would expect early next week. Hopefully we'll get more events like this in the future.

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • Myriam H.

      That's great Craig, thanks a lot for this. I'm terribly sorry I have drop out again; I'm missing really good discussions. I need to stop working with the US - they keep me hostage :(

      1 · November 14, 2013

  • Elite Avner M.

    I'm so sorry I can't make it today after all, and it is so interesting... I hope to be able to attend more lean-in-reality events in the future, thanks for organising! I went to one of your events last week and it was very good.

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so peeved I can't make this after all. These talks are the most relevant events I have seen in a really long time. Please tell me they will be available on video after the event :-(

    1 · November 13, 2013

  • Craig S.

    Managed to get us some extra seats. Looking forward to some great talks!

    November 12, 2013

  • Kirsteen K.

    Very keen to see any videos if I don't get a place

    November 11, 2013

  • Maryam B.

    Very excited about this talk!

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very excited to hear from GDS

    October 28, 2013

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