What we're about

Agile Northants was founded by Muhammad Meghji in March 2016 growing very quickly to what is now 800+ members and growing.

Its core purpose is to bring like-minded individuals together to learn from guest speakers and facilitators and share their wealth of knowledge and experience within the software industry on all things Agile.

It aims to deliver "value" on a monthly basis by providing thought provoking talks, workshops and group reflections/discussions by renowned speakers, authors and thought leaders in the field of Agile.

Agile Northants user group has approximately 800 members worldwide and attracts between 20-40 Agile enthusiasts monthly.

To date, Agile Northants has delivered 38 events consistently over the last 3+ years and is now run by a some dedicated members of the group including David Boyd, Tom James, David Duffy, Mike Herring and Ali-Abbas Hussain.

Upcoming events (5+)

Enterprise DevOps by David Daly

RS Components

Synopsis: Many organisations are looking to improve their IT performance: delivering software more frequently and with fewer bugs. To achieve this more and more are turning to DevOps. But what is DevOps? And can it be scaled effectively to work in large organisations? In this talk David Daly (Global Deal Assurance Manager at Worldline) answers these questions, explaining why DevOps matters, how urgently businesses need to adopt, which practices support it, and how it can be scaled effectively. About Speaker: David is the Global Deal Assurance Manager at Worldline, the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. He is also a member of the Atos Scientific Community where he is leading the Digital Business Transformation track. In addition he is an Atos Distinguished Expert with a focus on Agile and DevOps, as well as being a Fellow of the British Computer Society and holding Chartered IT Professional status. He has worked within the technology industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles including developer, analyst, technical architect and development manager. He is a regular public speaker who often challenges conventionally accepted wisdom and has a passion for proving that alternative approaches can produce better results. He lives in Nottingham with his better half, his 2 young daughters and a female cat called Bob. Outside of work David enjoys running and playing piano in a 60s covers band. Agenda: [masked] - Arrival & Networking[masked] - David's presentation 19:[masked] - Food, Refreshments, Conversations 20:00-20:30 - Q&A and Close Sponsors: (We could not do without you - thank you) RS Components

Cumulative Flow Diagrams - Zero to Hero By John Woollam

Synopsis: John will show a natural development of the Cumulative Flow Diagram from the Kanban Board and the Burndown Chart. He then points out things we can measure and the likely causes of common Patterns to be seen on CFDs. He will show a number of common patterns found in software development. Finally he has a number of CFDs taken from his teams for you to interpret in a workshop. About John: John has been an Agile Coach with Sainsburys since 2018 and is working with co-located and split-offshore teams on software development, and with a team of coaches on the bigger picture. He has been an Agile Coach and Scrum Master since 2014. He promotes agility rather than agile frameworks, and devops rather than deployment teams. From 1999 to 2014 he was a software developer, working on finance, payments, EPOS and product systems. Before that he has been showroom manager, telesales, doorstep delivery, factory quality inspector and also served in the Royal Air Force. Agenda:[masked] - Arrival & Networking[masked] - Main Speaker 19:[masked] - Food, Refreshments, Conversations 20:00-20:30 - Q&A and Close Sponsors: (We could not do without you - thank you) RS Components

Mission Improvement: The Product Owner with Allan Kelly

Synopsis: Have you ever worked with an excellent product owner? One who had enough time to be with the team, visit customers, analyse the market, talk to UXD, marketing and upper management? Worked at a sustainable pace and still had time for their kids? A product owner who could tell the team what to do without impinging their autonomy? A product owner who could write user stories and roadmaps, do story and impact mapping, define the details of acceptance criteria and the big picture of product strategy? One who can design experiments and MVPs, refine the backlog, set priorities, understand a CfD, calculate weighted lead time, cost of delay and still tell you when it will be done? In short: Do we ask too much of product owners? Is the role set up to fail? In this presentation Allan Kelly will look at some of the problems Product Owners face... and try to make some useful suggestions. About the Speaker: Allan inspires digital teams to effectively deliver better products through Agile technologies. He believes that improving development requires a broad view of interconnected activities. Most of his work is with innovative teams and smaller companies – including scale-ups; he specialises in product development and engineering. He is the originator of Retrospective Dialogue Sheets, Value Poker and Time-Value Profiles. Allan is the author of the perennial essay: “Dear Customer, the truth about IT” and several books including: “Xanpan – team centric Agile Software Development” and “Business Patterns for Software Developers”. His latest book is entitled "The Art of Agile Product Ownership". Agenda:[masked] - Arrival & Networking[masked] - Main Speaker 19:[masked] - Food, Refreshments, Conversations 20:00-20:30 - Q&A and Close Sponsors: (We could not do this without you - thank you) To be confirmed

*Special* Scrum Clinic led by Experienced Facilitators

Synopsis: Facilitated by experienced scrum masters and coaches, this clinic is a place to come to share your struggles, offer ideas, listen, learn, and become rejuvenated in your work. It's a great platform for those of you who are new to scrum mastery or who are aspiring to become so. We also encourage experienced scrum masters to join us in order to increase the pool of experience, knowledge and skills available to the group. Participation is active, not passive. All participants are invited to contribute and engage in the spirit of self-organisation and self-directed learning. Scrum Clinics are non-profit. You will be asked for a donation when you book your ticket, which will go towards covering the room cost, refreshments and any reasonable facilitator expenses. Food and Refreshments will be provided. Friendships are forged, ideas generated and problems resolved over a communal meal. Facilitators are volunteers. Scrum Master clinics began in London in July 2017, and have since expanded to other parts of the world. For more information see https://tobiasmayer.uk/scrum/smclinics Agenda:[masked] - Arrival & Networking[masked] - Clinic Begins 19:[masked] - Food, Refreshments, Conversations 20:00-21:00 - Q&A and Close Sponsors: (We could not do without you - thank you) To be confirmed

Past events (43)

7 Powerful Lightning Talks

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