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.