What we're about

ACG provides a unique environment for members to explore Agile ways of working from a transformational perspective. We seek to discover and explore what it is that makes Agile the leading methodology in town.

Our group creates a platform where people can learn, discover, share, innovate and grow to be a leader of change and learn ways to creatively break silos within their organisation using Agile.

Our ambition works in three parts;

1. To build a community where members create one of the best in class for learning.

2. Share methods that help resolve team delivery, business and development challenges.

3. Introduce new speakers, deliver coaching around new ways of working and creating a safe space to speak out and ask questions.

4. Develop experiential activities through, workshops, webinars, demos, talks, interviews and courses in a bid to change the way we think about delivery.

Join the future of change and get involved.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Upcoming events (5+)

Brian Tucker (SPCT) presents - Agile in highly regulated Environments Awareness

Agenda: 6:30pm - arrivals and pre-networking 7:00pm - Agile in highly regulated Environments Awareness 8:00pm - Networking with drinks and nibbles 9:00pm - end About the Talk - Agile in highly regulated Environments Awareness: • An overview presentation followed by an opportunity for expert Q&A. Framework agenda Lean & Agile Values - A quick look at the values that are interesting and important from a regulatory perspective. Know Your Regulations - Techniques to understand the regulations in play and the artefacts that they require. Agile Toolbox - The process and artefacts that could be utilised. Formal Requirements - Understand the life-cycle of Formal Requirements. Flow-Of-Work - Demonstration of how work gets done by Agile Teams and how it interacts with the Formal Requirements and their artefacts. About Brian Tucker Brian was one of the first trainers outside of the Scaled Agile Academy to qualify as a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) having worked with the framework since its initial inception five years ago. Brian regularly delivers the SAFe Program Consultant training, co-teaching with Ian Spence and occasionally collaborating with Dean Leffingwell. Brian has been involved in SAFe implementations at numerous companies across Europe including hybris, PZU, Ford and Nordea. Brian is a highly proficient Agile and Scrum coach and trainer with extensive management experience in both corporate and small company situations, backed up with 11 years of software development experience. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY reed.co.uk and agileworld.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1995, reed.co.uk became the first recruitment website offered by a recruitment agency in the UK. Since then, reed.co.uk has branched out to become the UK's #1 job site, featuring vacancies from over 25,000 recruiters a year, including private and public sector employers, leading recruitment agencies and consultants from REED's network of 350 offices across the UK, and around the world. Our mission is simple: to help the world Love Mondays. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agile World is a Transformation consultancy and we deliver agile transformation strategies & implementation, training and agile teams to organisations across the UK. Our philosophy is to help create organisations who work better together and continously improve.

Agile Dinner at the Brigade (London Bridge)

139 Tooley St

The first in a series of Agile Dinners to chat about Agile and eat good food — we are agile we can do both! The format is very simple: The theme of the dinner is “Agile Best Practices”. Agile best practices help us release more frequently at a higher quality. We will get to know each other and discuss this theme. Then, between the main dish and the dessert, we will swap seats to improve networking. We can stay in touch after the dinner on the Aginext exclusive Slack community. The Brigate is located close to London Bridge Station and is relatively quiet. It has also a very interesting menu — check out the All Day Menu on https://thebrigade.co.uk/menus/ The Brigade is also a social enterprise that helps people get off the streets and train in hospitality, so our eating there will support the cause. This event is organised by the Team of Aginext Conference and Agile Covent Garden. http://www.aginext.io - [masked]

Increasing your organisation’s competitiveness - by Dean Latchana

Agenda: 6:30pm - arrivals and pre-networking 7:00pm - Dean Latchana speaks about Increasing your organisation’s competitiveness 8:00pm - Networking with drinks and nibbles 9:00pm - end About the Talk and Dean This Business Agility talk addresses how organisations can handle market pressure and opportunity. It covers: - Closing the gap between vision and execution - The ambidextrous organisation and portfolio management - Determining which initiatives provide a strategic fit with the vision - Mindset and ways of working - Reducing the delay between alignment effort, execution and ROI Governance, execution and enablers. About Dean Latchana: I support organisations to succeed in a dynamic market by helping them to develop awareness and ways of working that are contextual to their needs. I advise and guide organisations to gain a new set of competencies so they can continuously re-optimise to an ever-changing business landscape. I co-develop change to remove organisational debt to create the focus for innovation. In order to achieve this, as a Business Agility Consultant, my role is to support business transformation programmes and develop new ways of working across departments. I teach departments, and coach & mentor individuals. My approach is complemented by agile and lean ways of working. Such approaches help ensure organisations, teams and individuals are value-led. They ensure an organisation is orientated to deliver value to their customers and stakeholders at pace. Only with these mindsets can organisations shift from being reactionary to market forces to one in which they gain an edge to survive and excel in their field. I’ve coached in many brands and organisations such as the UK Government, BBC, MTV, Nike, Telegraph newspaper, Financial Times and Sainsbury’s. I operate at a senior leadership, team and individual level. I speak at a number of business community groups. I’ve taught and run many workshops and training courses at various organisations. I’m also the editor of The Agilist newsletter, a nonprofit monthly publication for the agile and lean community ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY reed.co.uk and agileworld.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1995, reed.co.uk became the first recruitment website offered by a recruitment agency in the UK. Since then, reed.co.uk has branched out to become the UK's #1 job site, featuring vacancies from over 25,000 recruiters a year, including private and public sector employers, leading recruitment agencies and consultants from REED's network of 350 offices across the UK, and around the world. Our mission is simple: to help the world Love Mondays. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agile World is a Transformation consultancy and we deliver agile training and agile teams to organisations across the UK. Our philosophy is to help create organisations who work better together and continously improve.

Featured: Answering Questions with Stories - with Alistair Cockburn

Together with Agile in Covent Garden and Adventures with Agile meetups we are proud to host Dr Alistair Cockburn with his fascinating practical story based Q&A session. ----------------------------------------------- Answering Questions with Stories ---------------------------------------------- Stories answer questions in a wonderful, sometimes roundabout way that permits the inclusion of contextual details left out of straightforward answers. And they are much more fun to listen to. In this Q&A session, Alistair will solicit questions from the audience and answer them in the somewhat unusual form by telling stories from the hundreds of projects and companies he has seen. Show up with a question or three on any topics you care about, and watch to see what stories will show up to shed light on them. (Caveat: there will be many more questions asked than can be answered in this session, so not all questions will be chosen.) --------------------------------------- Presenter: Alistair Cockburn --------------------------------------- Dr. Alistair Cockburn, one of the original creators of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was voted one of the "The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes" in 2007, for his pioneering work in use cases and agile software development. An internationally renowned IT strategist and author of the Jolt award-winning books "Agile Software Development" and "Writing Effective Use Cases", he is an expert on agile development, use cases, process design, project management, and object-oriented design. In 2001 he co-authored the Agile Manifesto, in 2003 he created the Agile Development Conference, in 2005 he co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network, in 2010 he co-founded the International Consortium for Agile. His latest work is the "Heart of Agile" https://heartofagile.com ------------------------------------- Alistair's training in London -------------------------------------- 20-21 May Dr. Alistair Cockburn brings to you “The Heart of Agile”, applying agile to any industry and area of any type of organization. See more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-of-agile-with-alistair-cockburn-london-tickets-60327388844?aff=erelexpmlt --------------------- Our Sponsors --------------------- Hotels.com is a website. And an App. But mostly, it’s a company full of people. And it’s our people who make Hotels.com better than any other website, app, or brand not named Hotels.com. We are enterprising, intelligent and supportive. We work in an environment that encourages innovation, creativity and diversity; in the Hotels.com brand Technology Group we may speak DIFFERENT LANGUAGES but we all speak the SAME CODE. At Hotels.com not only do we LOVE TRAVEL, we LOVE TECHNOLOGY!

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