Business Agility: Stay Relevant

Hosted by Argyll Scott London Technology Meetup

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Business Agility.

The hot topic of 2017.

A “must attend” networking event for everyone interested in learning how to successfully embrace, implement and maintain agile methodologies.

Our exceptional speaker line-up of Agile gurus, including Melanie Franklin (, Kelly Waters ( and Arie van Bennekum ( will be exploring how to influence and persuade C-suite stakeholders to secure their buy-in; the changing role of the PM and how to build agile teams that deliver results. With John Pillar ( of Arcadia and Sam Zawadi ( of Projectiv acting as event moderators, a lively and interactive discussion is guaranteed. There will be plenty of time for Q&As, a chance to pick the experts' brains, as well as the opportunity to compare notes with your peers, together with pizza and drinks.

Melanie Franklin has a track record of excellence in project, programme and portfolio planning and delivery. In recent years she has focused on organisations moving from waterfall to agile approaches in project management to respond to the pace of change and need for shorter project timescales. Melanie is an accredited trainer in AgilePM® and is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified SAFe® 4.0 Practitioner and Lean Kanban Practitioner.

Kelly Waters is the CEO of 101 Ways and also works for clients as an Interim Director or Executive Consultant. He has 30 years experience in the software industry, working his way from developer to tech lead to project manager to CTO. In 2010, Kelly won an award for being the ‘Most Valuable Agile Player in the UK’ and his blog ‘All About Agile’ was started in 2007 and today gets more than 150,000 page views per month, helping people with all aspects of agile adoption.

Arie is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. He has done this from his very early days in the health care and the military forces up to where he is today. This eventually led to being one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and expert in the area of Agile Project Management, team facilitation, Agile techniques and user involvement. An expert in international Agile transformations, he has developed models for organizational competencies, the transformation process, coaching types and other topics which facilitate an Agile transformation He is a regular speaker about Agile and is a thought leader of Wemanity, and chair of the Agile Consortium International.

For more information about the event, contact Lorna Maltby or RSVP here.