Rachel Davies, TweetAuthor of the first book on "Agile Coaching"
Biography: Rachel Davies
Rachel is co-author of the first “Agile Coaching” book and the UK’s leading expert in coaching agile teams.
Rachel has over 20 years experience in software development in a variety of roles from software developer to manager, and has supported 50+ agile transitions over the last decade working with many well-known companies including Agresso, BBC, Egg, Nokia, Screwfix, and uSwitch. Her work regularly involves working with business stakeholders and senior management to understand driving concerns and collaboratively design a custom Agile lifecycle that fits the company culture.
Serving on the board of directors of non-profit US based Agile Alliance for 7 years, Rachel has worked alongside industry thoughtleaders, such as Mike Cohn, Mary Poppendieck, and Ken Schwaber.
Internationally recognized and presenting at industry conferences worldwide, Rachel has worked as an agile practitioner since 2000 and utilizes a range of agile methods including XP, SCRUM, Lean/Kanban, and DSDM.
You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation: TweetXP @ Unruly
Unruly is the leading global platform for social video marketing. Founded in 2006, we now have 11 offices and employ over 125 people globally including Germany. We've been applying eXtreme Programming (XP) from the start and that's still a core part of how we develop our software products. As our company and customer base has grown, we've had to figure out how to shape user stories and make plans with stakeholders spread across US and Europe. We also have grown our tech team so we can continue to develop new product offerings with rich user-experience while improving our underlying infrastructure to handle a growing amount of traffic and data. Come to this session to hear about how we use XP and where we've had to make adjustments to adapt to scale.
Presentation: TweetKEYNOTE: The Art of Embracing Change
At the heart of software development is an important truth "all things must change" - business needs change and technology evolves - as software developers we need to be open to embracing change. Alas, in our day-to-day project work, we often feel the weight of working around things that are difficult to change. Embracing change is also an important aspect of continuing to create software we are proud of and that has an impact in the world. Come to this talk to hear how we can start to create openness to new ideas and different ways of working.