Agile and digital delivery consultant, coach, trainer and speaker. Author of Building Successful Communities of Practice. Passionate about people, communities and learning.
Emily Webber is a London-based independent Agile consultant, coach, trainer and speaker. Her focus is on creating the right environments for people and teams to succeed. She does this by enabling effective collaboration, agile ways of working, embedding communities of practice and leading initiatives for growing skills and capabilities. All of which help create sustainable change.
She was previously the head of agile delivery at the Government Digital Service, where she built, developed and led a team of about 40 agile delivery professionals. At GDS, she created the widely-followed approach and maturity model for communities of practice and subsequently 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.
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
- 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