Skunk Works and Agile - then now and the future

When: 17th Sep 2018, 18:00 - 17th Sep 2018, 21:00
Where: Nottingham Trent University, Lecture Theatre 3, Teaching & Learning Building, Clifton Campus, College Drive, Clifton, NG11 8NS
Town/City: Clifton
Organiser: BCS Nottingham & Derby Branch
Price: Free
Further Information: Further Information

Come along and listen to experts in this field!

Dot Tudor (International conference speaker, published author, Certified Scrum Trainer, winner of 'Best Agile Coach/Mentor' at the UK Agile Awards, a finalist in the 'Most Valuable Agile Player UK' five years running and winner of the Award for Outstanding Contribution to a DSDM Team), John Taylor (Program Management professional of 20 years+ experience, a graduate of the Defence Systems Management College and previously a technical career in the United States Air Force) and Chris Davies (award winning program management in transport, financial services, banking, insurance, government, commercial FTSE-250 corporate sectors - Co-Founder of Condor) will be presenting:

What is “Skunk Works?”
Skunk Works originates from World War II when a special R&D centre was set up by Kelly Johnson at Lockheed. Since the inception of the Skunk Works, this term has been generalised to apply to similar high-priority R&D projects at other organisations, which feature a small team removed from the normal working environment and given freedom from management constraints. Here is an outline of the presentation:

  • History & Background of ‘rapid’ development
  • The Skunk Works approach
  • DSDM/Skunk Works comparison
  • Case Study - the Wesleyan SBS Programme
  • Enabling Progress
  • Tracking & Reporting Progress
  • Where are things heading?
  • Need for accelerated delivery and enhanced return on investment
  • Need for flexibility of requirements in a complex environment

Programme:
6.00pm: Registration & Refreshments
6.30pm: The Presentation will begin
7.30pm: Take a break and chance to talk and network
7.45pm: The Presentation will continue followed by Q&A
9.00pm: Meeting ends

Note:the car park barriers will be open from 6pm - 7pm and will automatically open on exit.

Campus Map and transport details the event is taking place in building 12 of Clifton Campus Map

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