Hello I’m Emily

I’m an agile / lean consultant and coach as Tacit, with a focus on agile development and learning organisations. I used to be the Head of Agile Delivery at Government Digital Service (GDS), where I was previously an agile portfolio manager and programme delivery manager. Before that I’ve been an agile software delivery manager/agile project manager for quite a few years, as well as an and event producer and an art student, you can see all that on LinkedIn.

Some other things about me

In 2016 I wrote a book about Building successful communities of practice, I also help organisations develop their own.

I created the diversity charter for events because I want them to be better for everyone.

I set up and ran an online community/social network for people who live in the London borough that I used to, Hackney. It’s called Yeah! Hackney (now closed).

I had a popular photo blog too, where I kept my collection of photos of shop fronts in London. That’s called London Shop Fronts.

I like sharing what I learn and new ideas at conferences.

I have been involved in a lot of meetups. I co-founded an agile meetup called Agile on the Bench, founded Agile in the Ether and have helped run a few others in the past, like Agile in Leeds (which I created); twee8, a Hackney social meetup that ran from 2008 to 2014; wpldn and wp-hooked both meetups for WordPress developers.

I love vintage scooters and minis. Wave if you see a lime green vespa 50 special, a blue Lambretta J125 or a navy mini.

I’m married to Stephen, and have cats called Evie Dave and Eric.

You’ll find me on other social networks too, like twitter or instagram.

If you’d like to get in touch, drop me a line below.