Through Agile:MK, we invite everyone to help drive the adoption and improvement of Agile methods in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. We are doing this through sharing experiences, talking with experts, and creating a space for Agile professionals to network, to share their successes and challenges with adopting and practicing Agile. Our aim is to raise the standards of professional working life for the Agile community in our area.

Our next meetup

Agile:MK April - Apart Yet Together: The Tales of Delivering Value Remotely

April 13 2017 at 6pm, Workforce HQ, Milton Keynes

With Muhammad Meghji, ScrumMaster/Agile Coach & Rob Redpath, Product Owner

We've heard it a thousand times: Agile works best when you're all in the same proximity. But sometimes that's not possible - or even desirable. When talented developers can be had for a fraction of the cost on the other side of the world, how can you take advantage of that, and yet maintain team cohesion and agility? 

When the best talent can be drawn from across the world, with individuals who do their best work from the beach, the ranch, or the family home, how can they stay productive and focused as part of an agile team? What might be some of the gotchas to look out for?

Muhammad Meghji

Twitter: @mameghji

Muhammad is a people centred Certified ScrumMaster and Agile Coach who is passionate and self-motivated with over 9 years of experience working with teams delivering high value software using Agile principles.

With in-depth knowledge of various flavours of Agile, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP, he promotes and encourages relevant best practices from each methodology leading teams towards small and incremental improvements whilst building high performance teams.

With solid real world experience of both local and geographically distributed teams, he is delivery focused, working closely with teams, product owners and stakeholders to ensure delivery of sprint goals and commitments whilst taking the department on a value driven Agile transformation journey.

Rob Redpath

Twitter: @robredpath

Rob took a remote job 3 years ago and hasn't looked back! Across being a developer, product owner and coach to his teams, Rob's spend the last few years enjoying the challenges of delivering value remotely and taking advantage of the opportunities that it presents.

Don't forget to check all out previous meetups as well!