An Agile Approach: The key to success? (ICM Symposium)

Venue: Cranfield University/DEFAC

Location: Swindon, Wilts, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 12, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 12, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 10, 2012
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ICM Symposium, An Agile Approach: The key to success?

Event date: 12 September 2012
Event end date: 12 September 2012

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, Swindon, UK.

In 2010 the Institute for Government was critical of traditional linear approaches to projects within Government, unable to keep pace with developing technologies and changing requirements.

Part of a suggested solution is an 'agile' approach:

“Agile project methods can improve the capability to deliver successful projects, allowing projects to respond to changing business requirements and releasing benefits earlier”.

(Current UK Government information and communications technology (ICT) strategy)

“The nature of working with industry, and the requirement for more rapid product development times, requires Government and industry to work together in a more agile and cost effective manner”.

(The Ministry of Defence Information Strategy, 2011)

The Institute for Government’s latest publication “System Upgrade” recognises the positive moves towards an agile approach but states the need for further action.

The one day ICM Symposium will examine the ongoing buzz around 'agile', help clarify the current and emerging issues and manage expectations for the approach by providing a practitioner-based view translating the rhetoric into practical applications. Invited speakers represent a range of organisations and the emphasis of the day will be on practical explorations of real issues.

Speakers Include:
Air Cdre Mark Neal, Head of Information, Strategy and Policy, MOD CIO
Ian Bailey, Model Futures
Jim Cuthbert, Cornwell
Mark Foden, Foden Grealy Ltd
Mark Le Masurier, Agile Ideas
Steven Arrowsmith, Agile Ideas Ltd
Andy de Vale, Govt ICT Strategy - Agile Work Stream (DWP)

The annual ICM symposium is organised by the Department of Informatics & Systems Engineering, Cranfield Defence and Security and held at the Defence Academy – College of Management & Technology (DA-CMT).

Courses at the college, such as the Information Capability Management (ICM) MSc play an integral role in educating decision makers at all levels who are or will be engaged in implementing business change.

Research conducted at DA-CMT also helps in understanding the issues, suggesting solutions and informing the education and training conducted.

For further information please contact.
Lynn Cade.
Symposia Organiser

MH22, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Swindon, SN6 8LA.

T: +44 (0)1793 785773
F: +44 (0)1793 785325


Cranfield University,DEFAC, Shrivenham
United Kingdom

Additional Information

Just £50 for the full day. £15 if you are an alumni of the University.