Digitalks Cheltenham schedule

Thursday 12th January 2012

  • Better collaboration and the future of agile development

    by Tom Howlett

    Tom's session will focus on software development, production teams and project management philosophies including:

    - Why the old ways of software development failed

    - Why Agile development works

    - An overview of how 'Scrum' works - Who should be part of the team? When to get involved and when to keep out the way.

    - An overview of how 'Kanban' works (Why limiting work in progress drives improvement)

    - The future of agile development (everyone needs to get better at collaboration)

    At 7:30pm to 7:45pm, Thursday 12th January

    Coverage slide deck

  • Drinks break - social

    A chance to grab a beer at the bar and chat with fellow Digitalks attendees and speakers.

    At 7:45pm to 8:00pm, Thursday 12th January

  • Web Performance - A Whistlestop Tour

    by Andy Davies

    Andy's session will focus on the important topic of website performance and how to measure what happens once your site is live. He will cover the following points:

    • Page load time across the web
    • What tolerances do people have for slow page load times and what's the effect on conversions?
    • What effect does improving page load time have on visitor behaviour?
    • Surely everyone has fast connections now so performance isn't a problem?
    • How to measure performance and the tools to use to help you

    At 8:00pm to 8:15pm, Thursday 12th January

    Coverage slide deck

  • Complexity & Illusion of Simplicity: Part 2

    by Graham Beale

    We are delighted to welcome back Graham Beale to deliver part two of the usability talk he gave in November.

    At 8:15pm to 8:30pm, Thursday 12th January

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