Why are so many Agile Coaches Dyslexic?
What is it about Agile that helps Dyslexics Thrive!
What superpowers does Agile release!
When we all got together to decide to set up the Agile2oReflect festival we quickly found out that a sizeable number of agile enthusiasts were dyslexic. It was remarkable! Even within the Festivals Trustees there are 4 of us. So this is a call out to drop your Dyslexia shame and come and explore the superpowers that you have!
This an open event for Agile practitioners with Dyslexia to come and share their experiences.
This will have break out session where we will debate and visualise the common advantages and disadvantages of Dyslexia.
Come join the conversation and learn from others and release your super powers. Let us really support the discovery of the amazing benefits of Agility.
Bring a beverage (Sadly BYOB) and meet new friends.
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Having over 9 years’ experience in Project Management and Agile Delivery, I am confident in communicating with stakeholders to ensure software delivered meets business requirements and is fit for purpose. I have a track record for training and enhancing Scrum Teams in agile principles, who may or may not have a traditional waterfall background, enabling them to select methodologies to work more efficiently and continue to set expectations. I have been coaching and training using many different agile methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, ScrumBan as well as having experience in scaling agile using the LeSS framework. I regularly keep up to date with new agile ways of working and attend the scrum alliance conferences. Agile is not just a job for me it’s a passion.
He has been a consultant and innovator in Business Transformation and Human Centred Design since 1989 and in Agile since 2004 involved in supporting both business and technology in the adoption of Customer Centricity and Agility. His recent focus has been on combining HCD and Agile in Enterprise Agile Portfolio management as an extension of SAFe. This was delivered in the NatWest Group from Business through to IT, Retail Banking and Commercial Banking Transformation with 88,000 staff.
Karl Smith is a Fellow of the British Computer Society FBCS, a member by invitation of BCS ELITE the CIO & CTO group and European CIO Association and has supported various Westminster Parliamentary Groups since 2003. He regularly speaks at conferences on a myriad of subjects Agile, HCD, IoT, Blockchain and Social Media including speaking in the House of Lords on Fake News.
Scott is an Agile Coach working with software teams, he lives in Scotland. He has been know to use Kanban, Scrum, PSK, Open Space, SAFe, Cynefin, Heart of Agile, Clean Language, Flow, Agendashift, and has experience of most methodologies but is non-allegiant over methods. He believes in the power of invitation and respecting people. Also in challenging systemic barriers and is part of the Be More Pirate Movement – He loves their Manifesto too. He is passionate about people, inclusion, equality and creating awesome places where we can learn from each other. Previously, he has led digital and modernisation programs valued in the multi-billions, created Digital Apps and led huge teams.