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Agile Sheffield and BCS South Yorkshire Branch are hosting another collaborative session after last years success. Please join us for the below


Richard Joseph, Agile Coach


18:00 - Event start
20:30 - Close


Imagine you’re my age or older (I bought the first Now That’s What You Call Music album on cassette from Boots when I was 12).

Now imagine that you’ve worked your way up to a position where you’re a manager, senior manager or even one of the elite, newly coined C-suit. You’ve heard of agile, maybe some teams are being agile, maybe you’ve been told that you and your teams need to be agile.

You’ve probably heard people about talking about agile:
Scrum - rugby?
Scrum master - someone really good at rugby?
Sprint - running very fast over a short distance?
Kanban - ?????

The language of agile practice is confusing. So you need to master a new vocabulary - fair enough, that's the easy bit

The tricky bit is mastering the real language of successful agile leaders, which comes from understanding what it means to be agile.

It goes deep into behaving and speaking in a way that promotes and influences a positive agile working culture.


Richard Joseph
Richard is an Agile Coach and has been helping organisations learn about and apply agile ways of working for the last 10 years.

He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1994 and started work as a software engineer. Richard’s held several technical posts with software consultancies and quickly moved into project management.

Richard set up Agile Sheffield in 2015 following a year working in London with GDS and attending lots of agile meetups. “Sheffield just seemed to be missing a trick - it was really a no-brainer.” Agile Sheffield runs every month and currently has over 1300 members.

When he’s not being an agile coach and the weather’s not so good, Richard loves listening to his vinyl collection. But when the weather’s good, you’re more likely to find him walking up a mountain or mountain biking down one.


For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


BCS South Yorkshire Branch
Visit https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/south-yorkshire-branch/

The Real Language of Successful Agile Leaders - South Yorkshire Branch
Date and time
Wednesday 26 February, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Sheffield Hallam University
Rooms 7138 and 7139, Stoddart Building
City Campus
S1 2ND
This event is sold out