Agile North East

A group for people in North East England who are involved in developing software to discuss Agile Development Methodologies.

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Event History

Wed
3rd
Apr
6:15pm - 8:30pm
FREE
Tue
12th
Mar
6:15pm - 8:30pm
FREE
venue Crowne Plaza Hotel Hawthorn Square, Forth Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3SA
Six talks, from Mandy McGill, Jo Edwards, James van Tuyl, Paul Graham, Hannah Prestwell, and Sarah Stokes.
Tue
19th
Feb
6:15pm - 8:15pm
FREE
location Partnerize, West One, Forth Banks. Newcastle
Directing the focus back on the spirit of Scrum, and the essence of the role itself. Presented by Tobias Mayer.
Tue
12th
Feb
6:15pm - 8:30pm
FREE
venue hedgehog lab Generator Studios, Trafalgar Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2LA
Using Wardley Maps and Cynefin to create context specific maturity models. Presented by Chris McDermott.
Tue
8th
Jan
6:15pm
FREE
venue hedgehog lab Generator Studios, Trafalgar Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2LA
Jon Bagshaw and Mandy McGill look at the Theory of Constraints using the Dice Game.
Tue
27th
Nov (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue hedgehog lab Generator Studios, Trafalgar Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2LA
"The Empathy Games" (Paul Goddard) - shares simple techniques and protocols to assess you own strength in recognising your own emotions and feelings, as well as in others.
Tue
13th
Nov (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
Tue
9th
Oct (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Scott Logic 6th Floor, 1 St James’ Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AD
Two talks, "Doing Discovery Quickly" (Rob Newsome) and "The Benefits of User Collaboration" (Daniel Mosforth).
Tue
11th
Sep (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
A hands on session for anyone interested in innovative ways of enhancing their team, lead by Laurence Wood.
Tue
14th
Aug (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Presented by Jon McNestrie.
Tue
10th
Jul (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Two talks, "No Estimates" (Juan Rodriguez Pozo) and "Let's do Agile" (Ryan Tomlinson).
Mon
18th
Jun (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
Tue
8th
May (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Bring questions, quandaries and queries and there will be a vote for discussion.
Tue
13th
Mar (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Two talks "'Exceeds expectations' - performance appraisals in a collaborative world" (Jon McNestrie) and "Dear Mr Scrum Master, Welcome to the company" (Steve Trapps).
Tue
13th
Feb (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Stephen Mounsey presents "Conflict in Agile Teams". Second talk TBC.
Tue
9th
Jan (2018)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
"Good Agile/Bad Agile", presented by Karl Scotland.
Tue
14th
Nov (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
A discussion and workshop around planning, review, retrospective and daily scrum/standup meetings that are a very visible part of the scrum framework.
Tue
10th
Oct (2017)
6:30pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Jean-Paul Bayley will introduce one of the Innovation Games' Collaboration Frameworks.
Tue
12th
Sep (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
"Part of the Pipeline" (Ash Winter) and "How becoming T-Shaped can cause a Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (Gwen Diagram).
Tue
8th
Aug (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
What is safety? And why is it important anyway?
Tue
11th
Jul (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
A game to give experience of four of the five domains of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework.
Tue
13th
Jun (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Explanations of training and certifcation from Scrum Alliance (Jon McNestrie), scrum.org (Alasdair Macleod), AgilePM & Prince2Agile (Jude Paterson).
Tue
9th
May (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Discovering Sprint Zero - How do you get started, what do you do first?
Tue
11th
Apr (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
Thu
30th
Mar (2017)
6pm
FREE
location EBA101, Ellison Building, City Campus, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
...Developing Pre-SCRUM Tools with Prof Dave Snowden.
Tue
14th
Mar (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
"Delivering the Product Vision" (Kevin Rutherford).
Tue
7th
Mar (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
An introduction to Scrum, aimed at Developers, Testers, Analysts, Project Managers and others.
Mon
13th
Feb (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Meri Williams leads the session.
Tue
10th
Jan (2017)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
"Extreme Programming (XP) for Dummies", by Jon McNestrie.
Tue
13th
Dec (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Led by Paul Guy.
Tue
8th
Nov (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
"One way to perform an agile transformation" (Matthew Carr) - A real world overview of an agile transformation
Tue
11th
Oct (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
A fun quiz on all things Agile. Plenty of participation and some (smallish) prizes for the winning team.
CANCELLED
Tue
13th
Sep (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
Thu
8th
Sep (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Bunker Coffee 11 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Woody Zuill - Mob Programming is a development approach where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and on the same computer - an evolutionary step beyond pair programming.
Tue
9th
Aug (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Bunker Coffee 11 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Testing Jenga and Agile Testing Lean Coffee/Beer.
Tue
12th
Jul (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Bunker Coffee 11 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
How to Roll Rocks Downhill - Accelerate Agile with Goldratt's TOC (Clarke Ching)
Tue
14th
Jun (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Bunker Coffee 11 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Jon McNestrie presents "Continuous Integration with Lego"
Tue
10th
May (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Bunker Coffee 11 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Two talks: "Agile Development, the materialistic view" (Mark Thompson) and "Inspiring Testing Through a Mobile Lens" (Ash Winter)
Tue
12th
Apr (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
8 minutes of speaking and 2 minutes of questions (this will be very strict!). Talks can be about anything you like but we'll try and keep most of them vaguely related to all things Agile.
Tue
8th
Mar (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Chris McDermott - Systems Thinking (TBA)
Tue
9th
Feb (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Two talks, "A Retrospective Retrospective" (Ania Maxwell) and "Building an Agile Culture" (Phillip Steele).
Tue
12th
Jan (2016)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
A fun game designed to give people a taste of what it is like to manage a portfolio of projects in an organisation torn between Waterfall and Agile. Expect twists and turns, tears and a small prize for the winning team! Led by Jon McNestrie
Tue
8th
Dec (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Is Scrum really Agile? Matthew Carr

A talk/discussion on what it means to be Agile and whether Scrum is really is.
Tue
10th
Nov (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Jon McNestrie talks about relative estimates and how they can be helpful and then we'll play an estimating game around household chores to learn to collaborate!
Tue
13th
Oct (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Scaled Agile Framework - This workshop will be a highly interactive event where all participants will be involved in one of many teams collaborating together to plan a single Program Increment for a single product.
Tue
8th
Sep (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
If you want to understand what Kanban is and practice some Lean concepts in a safe environment outside of your daily work, then the Kanban Pizza Game is for you.
Tue
11th
Aug (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
"A brief introduction into Test Driven Development" (Oliver Shaw) and "Why Projects (and feature teams) Kill Agile Development" (Chris Howe-Jones)
Tue
14th
Jul (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Software development is a communication problem. You may have all of the technical ability in the world but if you can’t work out how to build the right thing then what’s the point. (Jon McNestrie)
Tue
9th
Jun (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Testing with Agility (Daniel McNamee) Asking the question of what is testing and how to go about it in an agile environment.
Tue
12th
May (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
Tue
14th
Apr (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
When talking about Agile, it's easy to get carried away with the catchy buzzwords and jargon that litter text books and blogs and miss the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what they actually are. Join us for a night of a little fun and competition where management speak and textbook descriptions are taboo.
Tue
10th
Mar (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
For Agile North East's first birthday we'll bring back the ever popular Lego.

We'll have a go at the "Lego Flow Game" to highlight some of the differences between batch (waterfall), time boxed (Scrum) and flow based (Kanban) processes.
Tue
10th
Feb (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Open Mic Night

We'll look to open this event up to participation from more people in the group. If you have something you'd like to talk about, show or even just ask advice on then this is for you.
Tue
13th
Jan (2015)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
The Mythical Product Owner - Jon McNestrie

During this talk we'll discuss some of what makes a good product owner and try and work out where to find or how to create this rare creature.
Tue
9th
Dec (2014)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Scrum Simulation with Lego - Jon McNestrie

We'll play a large scale game simulating multiple Scrum teams working towards a common goal. You'll work together to create various buildings out of Lego and deal with your overbearing Product Owner demanding "Where is my city?!".
Tue
12th
Aug (2014)
6:15pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
This month Agile NE will share some knowledge and experience with a discussion about whatever agile topics or questions people are most interested in.
Wed
14th
May (2014)
6:30pm - 8pm
FREE
venue Campus North Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Join the second meet-up of Agile NE. This month's topic: Adapting Agile by Leigh White. This meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss the future direction of the group.
Thu
20th
Mar (2014)
6:30pm - 8pm
FREE
venue Clavering House Clavering Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NG
Join the first meet-up of Agile NE. This month's topic: Resistance to Scrum by Jon McNestrie. This talk will discuss some of the common objections to Scrum and how to tackle them.