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An event for the computing and technology industry
This event is jointly organised by NTU and the local branch of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. We present two industry speakers on topics that will be of interest to students.
- From: Wednesday 27 January 2016, 1.15 pm
- To: Wednesday 27 January 2016, 5 pm
- Location: Learning and Teaching Building, Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
Talk one: Principle of Agile Software Development by Ste Nadin
Using simple examples, Ste will explain why Agile methods were developed and demystify its language and terminology in order to give a simple understanding of what Agile really is.
Speaker biographySte is recognised as a Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer with over 18 years of experience designing and delivering enterprise class solutions for some of the largest UK government departments and private business.
Talk two: Agile Myths – Debunking Four Common Myths of Agile Software Delivery by David Daly
It has been nearly 15 years since the Agile Manifesto was first published. In that time, adoption of Agile techniques has increased, fueled by a recognition that modern organisations need to be Agile in order to survive. Despite this, there are still many aspects of Agile that are commonly misunderstood. In this presentation, which is based on a series of blog posts, David draws on the historical evidence, existing literature and his personal experience to challenge the myths surrounding Agile techniques.
David has worked within the IT industry for over 15 years. During this time he has worked variously as a developer, analyst, technical architect and development manager. He is now part of the Wordline Global Operational Excellence Team whose mission is to continuously improve how projects are delivered across the global organisation.
Workshop: Chris Roddis-Ferrari and Phil Artley
Do you like lego?.... thought so, us too!
In this session we are going to play the Lego City scrum simulation.
It’s a fun way to learn about some of the core principles of scrum in a fun way, while building a city to the exacting requirements of a picky product owner!
About ChrisChris came to Nottingham to go to university and never left. He has worked in the IT industry for ten years in various roles as a developer, analyst, architect, development manager and Agile activist. He is now part of the Software Studio at Capital One, looking to change the way people think about their finances through great app experiences. Chris is a real advocate for Agile delivery, all the benefits it can introduce and the exciting learning opportunities it brings.
About PhilPhil is Agile Coach in the IT department at Capital One. Phil completed a Masters in Engineering at Loughborough University before moving to Nottingham to work as a Project Manager. Since then, Phil has delivered a wide range of projects working in partnerships with diverse multinational organisations. In recent years, Phil has fully embraced the principles and practices of Agile software development and is a champion of the benefits they bring to organisations and their customers.
- 1.15 pm – 1.45 pm: Refreshments
- 1.45 pm – 3.30 pm: Talks
- 3.30 pm – 5 pm: Workshop
This event is free and open to all NTU students. To book a place click on the Add to Basket tab at the top of this page and follow the booking instructions.
The event will be held at the Clifton Campus. There is ample free parking on site.