Scotland

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting the wonderful Seb Rose.

    Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is an agile approach to delivering software that has been around for well over a decade. It was created to help developers care about quality, morphed into a collaboration approach, and found widespread mis-adoption as a test automation technique.

    In this session Seb will explain how BDD is intended to work, what value it delivers when done well, and why much BDD in the workplace falls short.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● enumerate the three core practices of BDD
    ● explain the difference between BDD and test automation
    ● argue that collaboration and learning are at the heart of successful software development

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:

    A Consultant, Coach, Trainer, Analyst, and Developer for over 30 years.

    Seb has been involved in the full development lifecycle wit...

  • ⭐Speaker: Valarie Dryden⭐

    Tech leader with 15 years experience in the field who loves the craft of building high performing teams as much as architecting systems. Helping blaze the trail towards compassion, empathy, emotional intelligence and kindness in maximising engineering impact.

    Talk summary:
    Are you sabotaging your recruitment efforts by using other companies’ outdated 'elitist' processes? These practical tips will help you develop a 'compassionate hiring' ethos to attract diverse and impactful candidates.

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    We will have a chance for demos and talks from attendees, let us know if you would like to show your work :)

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Chris Hutchinson - Location data analysis through the prism of time

    We’ll briefly look at why location analysis needs to be thought of in terms of time and not distance. After all, none of us can travel as the crow flies, and we are all at the mercy of the transport networks around us to navigate the world.
    Then we'll dive into how we made this possible at TravelTime, touching on some of the data sets we use, the models and algorithms we’ve built on top of these, and how we then make this accessible to users.
    Finally we’ll go into a live demo, showing how the technology can be used to visualise data and answer some real-world questions in location analytics.

    Bio
    Chris joined TravelTime a couple of years ago as Product Manager, responsible for building integrations between the TravelTime API and other third-party analytics platforms. He now heads up the Customer Success team, working closely with clients across all industries to help them enhance their location search and analytics ca...

  • What happens when you combine a project with purpose, with a design thinking lead approach and an awesome group of volunteers?

    Lead volunteer experience designer, Michael Haigney, will share how volunteers where recruited, onboarded and motivated to deliver a do extensive research and idea visualisation in just 8 weeks.

    The volunteers delivered an accessibility audit, customer journey maps, heuristics review, wireframes, a working prototype and a design system that exceeded the trustees expectations at charity, Protect Our Winters UK, POW. They can see the design system being adopted by the rest of the EU chapters and possible the USA, where the charity was formed.

    Also:
    * Project updates. Hear how our current volunteer projects are doing. There will be opportunities to volunteer and take part!

    * Opportunity for charities to request help and seek advice with most pressing digital challenges

    * A chance to meet other members of the Digital For Good community

    See you then

  • A return to the tried and trusted 'workshop' format this month. At the moment this is planned as an online event.
    But who knows?!
    During this MeetUp we will endeavour to answer your WP questions and, if we can't do that, we shall hopefully point you in the direction of someone who can.
    Please RSVP if you are interested in attending. The Zoom Link is provided to those who RSVP. We look forward to meeting you online.
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    The Glasgow WP MeetUp is grateful to 34SP for hosting its online MeetUps. 34SP is a UK-based hosting company.

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting David Goldsmith, author of Paid To Think.

    David covers a wide range of subjects and has an impressive resume and portfolio spanning more than 30 years.

    In this session David will do a deeper dive on acquiring new knowledge, different levels of learning and the five enterprise thinking learning triangles.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    1. An overview of Enterprise Thinking (ET)
    2. The different levels of learning in the context of ET
    3. ET's 5 Learning Triangles

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:

    David Goldsmith is President and Co-founder of the Goldsmith Organization (New York and Hong Kong), a consulting firm solving big challenges while servicing executive clients globally; Co-founder of Buzd, LLC, a firm in which he is a patent holder for technological applications and products related to artificial intelligence, cell phone applic...

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • *You Get What You Measure*
    Many companies ask the question “How agile are we?”. They employ tools to measure the perceived agile maturity of their teams and use the results to drive change. In this session I’ll be looking at the use of agile maturity assessments within organisations. I’ll be asking whether measuring the agile maturity of teams is valid for an organisation and exploring whether these measures can add value to an organisation in helping it achieve its key results.

    *Bio*
    Originally from an IT Project Management background, Mark was introduced to Agile in 2005 and has worked almost exclusively within Agile roles since then. For more than 10 years Mark has worked as an Agile Coach within multiple companies in various industry sectors throughout the UK and Europe.

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  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting the wonderful Francis Laleman.

    Francis will facilitate a workshop in (roughly) two parts, and no, it doesn’t start with the why. Much rather, on the contrary. Getting off with a round of activities and conversations, deep-diving into experiments and quick fails, a certain pattern emerges - a placeholder for learning outcomes.

    After this: what have we done? How did we get here? What was this for? - - and an attempt to categorize, contextualize, understand – and, perhaps, see how this pattern can serve the Agile, learning organisation.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● Discover unconventional facilitation methods for cooperative learning
    ● Understand how exformative learning upturns the conventional approach to education and to L&D – and delivers better results
    ● Peer-to-peer learning and guidance about how you too can use this approach in your work as a SM, PO, Agile coach...

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • * Project updates. Hear how our current volunteer projects are doing. There will be opportunities to volunteer and take part!

    * Opportunity for charities to request help and seek advice with most pressing digital challenges

    * A chance to meet other members of the Digital For Good community

    See you there, bring a friend!

  • A chance to catch up (virtually) with other ladies who code. We will have a chance for demos and talks from attendees, let us know if you would like to show your work :)

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting author of "Succeeding with OKRs in Agile", Allan Kelly.

    Agile has lost its shine, "corporate agile" has stripped away all the fun, passion, excitement and learning. Adding OKRs just makes it worse: a reinvention of top-down management by objective with added metrics to mislead and distort reality. Such OKRs are little more than a return to command and control.

    That is what this former OKR cynic thought, but after using OKRs with multiple teams he got a surprise: they work. Used right OKRs fit well with agile.

    OKRs offer the tantalising prospect of reawakening agile's radical side, aligning management with teams, improving communication and resolving the tyranny of the backlog.

    In this presentation Allan Kelly will share his journey from cynic to enthusiast and explain how to use OKRs to bring out the best in agile.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● The two strains of th...

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Event details TBC

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  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting organisational development specialist, Sile Walsh

    In this session, Sile will share her insights into what diversity looks like in practice.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    1. Understand inclusion from a practice perspective.
    2. Learn the 3 essential techniques that support you being more inclusive straight away.
    3. Understand the number one barrier to inclusion – globally

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:

    Sile specialises in strategic leadership and organisational development.

    She is experienced in coaching senior leaders and middle managers across sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, education, technology and commerce within Ireland and internationally.

    Sile has over ten years of experience working with individuals, teams and organisations supporting change management, leadership development, inclusion and diversity, and o...

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Event details TBC

    We have a Code of Conduct. To attend our events, you must accept the ideas and actions within it: www.meetup.com

  • The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Event details TBC

    We have a Code of Conduct. To attend our events, you must accept the ideas and actions within it: www.meetup.com

  • The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are very excited to be bringing you this amazing Ask Me Anything event with the industry leader that is Diana Larsen, co-author of the seminal text Agile Retrospectives.

    Come join us for a dialogue with Diana Larsen, author, coach, consultant, speaker, start up founder, and sojourner in the many various fields of Agile. We'll focus on your specific, real-time questions, challenges, dilemmas and issues about all aspects of the Agile Fluency Suite (Model, Diagnostic, Improvement Cycle, and more). She will also be open to discussing retrospectives, teams, agile, adoptions, lift offs and team chartering, the future of work, managing & leading agility, complexity, team learning environments, and more. There will be only a few prepared slides, followed by a spontaneous Q&A about real challenges you face today. Invite her to discuss whatever is top of your mind! We'll get through as many topic areas as possible between networking and close. It's sure to be in...

  • Event details TBC

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  • The agenda for each meetup will be posted shortly before the event.

    If you would like to speak at any event or facilitate a workshop/activity, please get in touch with the organisers.

  • Morning Lean Coffee (leancoffee.org) is an open opportunity to discuss Lean and Agile ideas, challenges and solutions with people across organisations but with similar issues and goals.

    Everyone is welcome and we usually have a good mix of people from different backgrounds so if you have something you'd like to talk about, or you just want to listen and learn, then please join us.

    We will be running this as a Zoom event for the foreseeable future: zoom.us

    Expanded zoom details below and in event link if needed.

    We also use Lean Coffee Table (www.leancoffeetable.com) as our remote Sharpie and Post-it replacement!

    Please sign up for a free account and join the board below before the call:

    www.leancoffeetable.com

    The Lean Coffee session will run from 7.45am till 8.45 am but the zoom room will be open from 7.30am for waking up chat so grab a coffee and we will see you there!...

  • Join our new Slack group and become part of the online Edinburgh UX community!
    join.slack.com

    This meetup will take place online via Zoom (starting 6.30pm).
    Click the link in the invite to enter the meeting.

    6.30pm - Intro & community announcements

    Details of talks to follow...

  • Event details TBC

    We have a Code of Conduct. To attend our events, you must accept the ideas and actions within it: www.meetup.com