Conference schedule

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  • Day One

    Wednesday 25 September

  • 09:00 - 09:15
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 09:15 - 10:10
    Keynote
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 10:25 - 10:30
    3 Case studies to be announced soon
    Practitioner session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 10:30 - 10:50
    What would happen if your organisation ditched performance management today? What would you do instead? In this talk you will hear about a financial services organisation that did just that and what happened next. Be warned this is no fairy tale and this story may evoke some strong emotions.
    Practitioner session

  • 10:50 - 11:10
    Building new teams is an opportunity to change culture and build new business practices. But doing so inside an existing organisation makes things trickier. This is the story of a Government Department establishing a new team in a new location, and using the opportunity to rethink how teams behave, and establish an agile mindset from the ground up.
    Practitioner session

  • 11:10 - 11:30
    This is an incredible study about the journey of a project using Agile methods at Scale during the past 3 years and the way it evolved. A mega project with a tight, go-to-market schedule. With teams practicing SAFe distributed across 5 global locations, hundreds of employees, and millions of customers, this study reveals our methods for structuring and managing a remote site effectively.
    Practitioner session

  • 13:30 - 13:35
    3 Case studies to be announced soon
    Executive session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 13:35 - 13:55
    Five years ago, Three UK was the UK's most complained about mobile operator. In order to transform from a price-led to a customer-led business, they have changed their ways of working and leadership approach. They worked on building empathy with colleagues and customers, developing emotional intelligence and trust across the business. This has created an environment where people take risks and fail fast and learn. Three did the same thing with consumers, refocusing on their core purpose, restoring confidence in the network, breaking the rules of mobile in the UK with free international roaming and free emergency calls, as a way to demonstrate empathy with the consumers’ mobile lives. The results have been amazing – record employee engagement scores, record customer net promoter scores, and record profits.
    Executive session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 13:55 - 14:15
    As mentioned in my bio, I have worked in Big Pharma and then a consultancy with mainly big corporate clients. The typical command-and-control type of environment you find today. With this traditional mindset (plus being really successful in this system) I came across the book ""Reinventing Organizations"" and was intrigued by the idea that a company could be run self-organized, without all the management meetings, rigid structures based on power and with a more human approach to leadership and people management.
    Executive session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 14:15 - 14:35
    This is an agile transformation story about the IT organization and business interaction points of Albert Heijn (AH), the leading food retailer in the Netherlands. AH IT comprises an ecosystem of internal employees and external partners that makes up 2000 people in total and is the critical driver for technological change for the entire organization.
    Executive session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    This is an attendee-driven ‘ask me anything’ panel discussion on the practicalities of addressing business agility head-on. Using sli.do, a web-based collaboration tool, anyone can propose topics and/or vote on them. Panel members will discuss the most popular topics, sharing their advice, stories, successes and failures. The panel has a huge variety of experience across different backgrounds and industries. We have been members of delivery teams, led business functions and transformations, coached teams and organisations. We are spirited, hands-on practitioners who don’t pull punches and love a bit of banter. This session is for anyone who is trying to improve how their organisation works and finds it more like wading through treacle than running through cornfields. The panel members have a focus on growing people, learning, developing leadership, and applying principles and practices that make a measurable difference, rather than applying the sticking plaster of vanity metrics over the ‘weeping and infected wounds’ of the past. Join my friends and I as we run this engaging session: Gabrielle Patrick, Maryam Umar, Paul Shepheard and Anna Urbaniak.
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • Day Two

    Thursday 26 September

  • 08:50 - 09:00
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 09:00 - 11:00
    Join us for our workshop where we’ll be actively engaged and learning how Agile HR, Agile Procurement, Beyond Budgeting and Agile Culture - four vital elements of Business Agility compliment each other. When these combine in action you are ensuring a positive outcome as you’ll have an organisation with a rich diverse and inclusive culture, who are adaptable and innovative in their strategy and who can challenge conventional thinking and achieve great things.
    Workshop
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 11:15 - 12:00
    Join us for the Agile Tools session where you are welcome to select your round table of choice from an impressive list of experienced hosts, each wishing to share with you a thought provoking and valuable agile insight. Lasting for 45 minutes you are guaranteed to learn something new and leave the table with a small gift/tool which will be very useful back at the office.
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Keynote
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 14:20 - 14:25
    3 Case studies to be announced
    Thought Leader session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 14:25 - 14:45
    Much research links staff engagement to enhanced productivity, performance and wellbeing. However, large organisations often struggle with achieving optimal levels of engagement to realise these benefits. At JCURV, we’ve found that agile ways of working have a profound positive impact on employee engagement, and, as a result, help realise the desired organisation outcomes.
    Thought Leader session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 14:45 - 15:05
    I will share the experiences that shaped the evolution of ‘agility at scale’ for the vehicle refinement group at Jaguar Land Rover in the hope of illustrating the power of collaborative transformation and the potential of the teams. This will be a personal perspective, based upon my experience of the impact of the increasing complexity, unpredictability and growth during my 30 years in the automotive industry. There was recognition of the need to adapt in response to the turbulence the industry is now facing.
    Thought Leader session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 15:05 - 15:25
    Thought Leader session
    Where
    Broadgate Suite

  • 16:30 - 16:45
    Where
    Broadgate Suite