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Tuesday January 29, 2013
Start: 19:00
End: 21:00

A joint event from BCS Bristol and BCS PROMS-G

Venue: City of Bristol College

Speaker: Adam Humphrey

7:00pm Refreshments, 7:30pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here.

An element of business or organisational change is often essential for projects to be a success. Yet established project management methods provide little support in this process and can point managers in the wrong direction.

This presentation examines how to integrate project management principles with essential components of business change. Drawing on practical experience, it examines common pitfalls in project delivery and presents a simple step-by-step framework for approaching business change. A toolkit of key change management concepts and techniques of provided.

Wednesday February 6, 2013
Start: 19:30
End: 21:00

Test Maturity Model Integration

Speaker: Clive Bates

Venue: City of Bristol College

Please register for this event here.

7:00pm Refreshments, 7:30pm Main Talk

Clive BatesExperimentus has been a significant supporter of the TMMi Foundation since it first started. Over the last 8 years we have run well over 150 TMMi assessments and in the last 12 months have certified 4 major organisations to either TMMi level 2 or 3 and a further 2 organisations at level 4 – in addition, we are currently working with 2 organisations assisting them in being certified to the top level of TMMi, level 5.

Certifications are only part of the story and they can certainly help organisations validate their practices. The bigger aspect though is that IT service providers are very clear they want practical and pragmatic help in identifying improvements to their processes that will mean they are more effective and efficient in their testing. Preventing defects not just detecting them.

Over the last few years Clive has been fully involved with running many TMMi assessments and has seen the benefits that organisations have subsequently enjoyed.

There are a number of key factors that contribute to organisations improving their processes and so in this presentation, Clive will explore the following points:

  • Why improve what we do?
  • An overview of the TMMi model
  • How assessments work
  • The current state of the nation
Tuesday February 26, 2013
Start: 18:30
End: 21:00

Main Speaker: Pete Measey

Venue: City of Bristol College

Booking is required. Please see Main Article for how to book.

This thought provoking presentation will discuss the latest frameworks and techniques to deliver better products faster and cheaper. Peter will focus on the usage of these frameworks with an Information Technology focus, however the messages are as applicable to any environment. Specific areas to be covered are:

  • What is an ‘Agile’ Project and ‘Agile Release Train’
  • What are ‘Lean’ and ‘Kanban’
  • How do Agile, Lean and Kanban deliver better products, faster and cheaper
  • How to manage key risks
  • How to ensure a Lean, Agile organisation across large complex distributed organisations (Enterprise Agile)
  • Transforming to a Lean and Agile world whilst ensuring business continuity

Case Study: Alan Kelly of Software Strategy

Case Study: Derek Davidson

Peter Measey has managed and contributed to the implementation of some of the largest Agile project and delivery management transformations in the UK and worldwide: British Airways, BT, Fidelity Investments, HMCE, NHS, Nokia and Rolls Royce.

Peter’s a DSDM Board Director, Certified DSDM Trainer, Certified Scrum Master, Practitioner and Trainer, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner and Prince2 Practitioner. And inbetween consultation and implementation duties, Peter trains and coaches teams in the UK, USA, India, China and across Europe.

Allan Kelly is London based and works for Software Strategy where he provides training and consulting in Agile practices. He specialises in working with software product companies, aligning company strategy with products and processes. In addition to numerous journal articles and conference presentations he is the author of "Business Patterns for Software Developers" (2012) and "Changing Software Development: Learning to become Agile" (2008). He is also the originator of Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. There is More about Allan at
This site and on Twitter as @allankellynet

Derek Davidson is a Scrum Trainer, Agile Coach and ScrumMaster certified by both the Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org. Derek has just started the Devon and Cornwall Scrum User Group (new members always welcome). Drawing on many years as a software developer, Derek is presently working on new training material to teach software development techniques that work well with Scrum such as Unit Testing, TDD, BDD, Automated Regression Testing, Version Control, Continuous Integration, Design Patterns and Pair Programming.

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