Skunk Works and Agile - then, now and the future!

BCS (Bedford), BCS PROMS-G

DateWednesday 19 Sep 2018

18:30 for 18:45-20:00


Tavistock Suite The Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AR

SpeakerJohn Taylor, Chris Davies, Dot Tudor BCS PROMS-G

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What is "Skunk Works"?

It refers to high-priority R&D projects, which feature a small team removed from the normal working environment and given freedom from management constraints.

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

Dot Tudor

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.

Chris Davies

award winning program management in transport, financial services, banking, insurance, government, commercial FTSE-250 corporate sectors - Co-Founders of Condor.

18:30 Registration, refreshments and networking
19:00 Presentation - Skunkworks and Agile - then, now and the future!
19:45 AGM
20:00 Opportunity to network and talk to the speaker


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