Category: diversity

Agile and Lean, diversity, Learning, Public Speaking

Agile in the Ether’s first remote conference

Agile in the Ether tweet: I’m thinking about running a small remote one day conference, a mix of short talks and unconference style sessions. Maybe in May - does that sound like a good thing?

I run a remote meet-up called Agile in the Ether. A while back I asked twitter followers if I should extend it out to a conference and they said yes, so I did and it was great. This is what happened and what I learnt. Remote meeting is a hot topic, remote meet-ups and conferences …

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Should you call people resources?

I’m a big believer that language and the words you use say a lot about a culture, and that we can take steps to change culture through changing those words. Words can make people feel excluded, unappreciated and overlooked. I try to make conscious decisions about the words that I use and will phase out …

Agile and Lean, diversity, Public Speaking

Avoiding groupthink and echo chambers: diversity and the multidisciplinary team – a short talk

If you read my blog, then you’ll know that I have an interest in diversity and I also run a meetup called Agile on the Bench. At the Feb meetup I joined forces with Lakshan Saldin to give a 10 min talk about how diversity, groupthink and echo chambers affect our teams. Here is what we said….

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Agile on the Bench Gender diversity

Agile on the Bench

I co-host the meetup Agile on the Bench with Cara Bermingham. We have been collecting stats of perceived gender diversity (counted rather than surveyed) since it started it in Nov 2014. This post is sharing those stats and some observations. When I set it up (originally with David Lowe) we set a rule about speakers, …