Agile and digital delivery consultant, coach, trainer and speaker. Author of Building Successful Communities of Practice. Passionate about people, communities and learning.
Emily is an experienced consultant, specialising in agile and delivery approaches and organisations that support people to do their best work. She has helped organisations in the public and private sectors create sustainable change through hands-on coaching, consulting and training.
Before setting up her company, Tacit, in 2014, she was the Head of Agile Delivery at Government Digital Service (GDS), where she built, developed and led a fantastic team of ~40 Agile delivery professionals and set the standard of effective agile delivery. At GDS, she modelled the now widely-followed approach to communities of practice and has since authored Building Successful Communities of Practice.
Emily is a popular keynote speaker, blogger (at emilywebber.co.uk) and event organiser. Speaking appearances include Mind the Product London, GOTO Copenhagen, Agile Testing Days Berlin, YOW! Australia and Craft Budapest. Emily set up Agile in Leeds, Agile on the Bench and Agile in the Ether, among others. Her experiences on the event circuit prompted her to create the Diversity Charter.
She has a passion for vintage scooters and has too many side projects.
Books and publications
- Book: Building Successful Communities of Practice
- Peer-reviewed research article: The fractal structure of communities of practice: Implications for business organization (with Robin Dunbar)
- E-book: The Team Onion
- Communities of Practice – Making tech better podcast
- Building Communities That Work – The Product Experience Podcast
- Fostering Inclusion for Remote Work – The New Stack Podcast
- Dunbar’s Numbers and Communities of Practice – Team Topologies
- Communities of Practice – Cucumber Podcast
- The Agile Revolution Podcast
- Don’t Design Alone: Cultivating Communities of Practice – Presentable podcast
- Agile Profile: Emily Webber – Agile Government Leadership
- The Diversity Charter better diversity at events
- Agile in the Ether meetup
- Agile on the Bench meetup
- Minimum Viable Book
- London Shop Fronts photoblog