Event: A practical introduction to Agile and Scrum

On the 18th March we’ll be repeating our 2.5 hour introduction to Agile and Scrum from earlier this year. The first event was very popular so make sure you book your place in good time to avoid disappointment.

The program remains unchanged: Simon Bates will provide a concise and practical introduction to the Scrum framework aimed at anyone who works in, with or around Scrum teams.

When and where

Wednesday 18th March 2015

6pm -8.30pm

Manifesto Digital – 1st Floor, Gensurco House, 52-54 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4RP

(Can’t make this event but want to know about future ones? No problem – let us know and we’ll contact you next time round).


As with the last session the goal of this evening will be about getting to know the basics of Scrum… if you’ve recently started working in a Scrum team, or if you work in an organisation where Scrum is being adopted, or might be adopted, or if you’ve had a taste of Scrum and are considering becoming a certified ScrumMaster, you’ve probably built up a considerable backlog of questions. In this event we’ll be providing a practical introduction to the Scrum methodology as well as a forum in which to air those questions.

Agile project management has grown rapidly in popularity since the principles were first set out in 2001 and Scrum is by far the most popular implementation of Agile. In Scrum cross-functional, self-organising teams tackle discreet amounts of work in timeboxes called sprints, with a set framework of meetings to aid planning, collaboration and productivity.

In this event I’ll be condensing what is normally a four hour introduction to Scrum into a much shorter session, leaving plenty of time to answer and discuss any burning questions.

No prior knowledge is assumed but we’ll expect that you have some exposure to projects and project management.

About Simon Bates

A focussed technical delivery lead Simon has a wealth of experience in Java technologies, Agile development and Scrum Mastery.

At Manifesto Simon makes sure we keep our promises. He’s one of the founding members of Manifesto and is COO. Recently he’s lead the Race for Life development team for Cancer Research UK. Before starting Manifesto Simon worked at leading London agencies AKQA and Conchango on accounts including Nike and Volkswagen where he began his appreciation for all things Agile.

Simon will deliver an introduction to Agile and explain how implementations like Scrum and KanBan can be used to make digital and comms teams in the charity and non-profit sectors keep up in digital.

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