A friendly, low-fi, lunchtime, outdoor agile meet-up ... on a bench
Agile on the Bench, the best lunchtime, outdoor agile meetup.
Agile on the bench is as you may expect, on a bench (well on a few benches), outdoors, in a park. The park also has a bandstand in case it rains.
Being in a park means no tech, there are no laptops or projectors, just the speakers, the attendees and lots of fantastic ideas.
It’s not for profit, which means that it's free for you to attend as speakers and organisers generously donate their time for the love of Agile.
Talks are short, with plenty of time for discussion, asking questions and getting back to work.
And badges… expect badges.
We schedule two awesome speakers each session who talk about anything related to Agile, people, teams and users. You can read more about the talks below.
Speakers have up to 10mins to convey their message in any way they choose, followed by 5mins for questions.
After the scheduled speakers we have Agile question time, a chance for you to ask the group any questions you have about Agile. Think of them as your agile agony aunts and uncles.
Agile on the Bench is:
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We're all good at problem solving, right? But what if we're wrong? The anti-problem is a technique that encourages us to think differently, to come at the issues we work on with our teams from a slightly different angle. This practical presentation will introduce the technique, give us a chance to play with it, and we may gain some insights too.
Lots of us are using assumption mapping when developing products, but failing to acknowledge the other assumptions we make everyday about our colleagues and teams. Assumptions affect how we work together and identifying them upfront can help us work better. Cara will talk through some of the ways we can do this
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