Birmingham Tech Week Special: The joy of a deadline!

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We're pleased to be taking part in the inaugural Birmingham Tech Week. We will be one of a collaborative series of events taking place this week, showcasing Birmingham’s burgeoning tech scene.

TOPIC: The joy of a deadline! How we transformed digital passport applications against the clock

Are deadlines always bad? How do you set up your teams to deliver products/services your users love with deadlines looming large? This month's talk comes from members of the agile team that's delivered the UK's first truly digital passport application service, much loved by UK nationals and the envy of other countries. They will be sharing the challenges faced along the way - how they faced them, and how they might avoid them if they could do it again.

Chirag Agarwal - Kainos’s Head of Product on the digital passport service. In this role, Chirag has enjoyed building empowered, autonomous agile teams that work well together to solve any complex problems they are faced with.

Julia Bellis - Service manager at HMPO. Julia has worked exclusively with agile teams since 2005 and loves how agile lets you focus on the interesting, human side of software and omits the boring busywork. At HMPO, she has relished the challenge of laser-sharp focus on our goals to allow our teams to deliver at pace.

18:30 - Registration Starts
19:00 - Quick Intro about ProductTank, connect with some of our ProductTank neighbours & a few words from the location host.
19:10 - Lightning Talks & Product Therapy
20:30 - Networking
21:00/21:30 - Close

Depending on how we feel, continue the conversation at the nearest watering hole.

We are kindly being hosted by our friends at Voxpopme.