It's agileYork's 1st birthday! + Change the Language, Change the Rules

Public group

York St.John University

Lord Mayor's Walk, YO31 7EX · York

How to find us

We will be meeting at DG/125 De Grey Court on the 1st floor

Location image of event venue


Join us for a celebration of agileYork's 1st birthday! (There will be cake ;)

12 months have passed and we've discovered so much along the way. Join us to learn just how a meetup called agileYork was formed using Agile! A number of past attendees have asked how they could start a meetup group and this evening will describe just that.

From a very simple idea you'll discover how we as a group tested assumptions, experimented with formats and collectively built a meetup through feedback.


6:30pm: welcome & arrival
6:45 pm: eat, drink, chat & celebrate
7.00pm: Creating an Agile meetup using Agile
8.00pm: Change the Language, Change the Rules
9:00pm: to the bar/pub?

Change the Language, Change the Rules

The language we use influences the way we see the world, how we work
together and what we believe is possible. Want to find out how the
structure of language, neuroscience and a bit of pseudoscience can
help build a high-performing agile team? Then drop by for a case study
on how to use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in agile teams, with
real world examples, hints, tips and tricks.

About Tom Hoyland

With a career spanning software engineering, business analysis and
digital transformation, Tom coaches a wide range of teams, weaving
together agile values, language and psychological safety to build high
performing, sustainable teams.

A host at Agile Sheffield and a regular speaker at
agile and product meetups, Tom enjoys presenting case studies,
research and insights into successful agile transformations, team
working and their metrics.

Oh did I mention there will be cake ;)

*** We're a Scrum Alliance Endorsed Group! You can earn SEUs by attending our events. ***