Sponsors

Sponsors help us to add delight and enjoy the chance to engage directly with our participants. Keep reading to find out about the benefits of sponsorship or about partnering with us in 2017.

4-6 October 2017

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Axelos

Axelos is a joint venture company co-owned by the UK Government’s Cabinet Office and Capita plc. We are responsible for developing, enhancing and promoting a number of best practice methodologies used globally by professionals working primarily in project, programme and portfolio management, IT service management and cyber resilience. The methodologies, including ITIL®, PRINCE2®, MSP® and RESILIA™, are adopted in more than 150 countries worldwide to improve employees’ skills, knowledge and competence in order to make both individuals and organizations work more effectively.

We also run AXELOS Membership, an online subscription service aligned to our core products. Membership helps our network of practitioners apply the knowledge and skills learnt from our certifications to practical situations.

Visit www.axelos.com to find out more.

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Kanbanize

The future of the efficient workflow is digital! The idea of Kanbanize was born out of a necessity for higher productivity and efficiency in software development teams. Inaccurate and insufficient status reporting had to be replaced with a visual way to monitor and track work progress without any additional stress for the executors. There had to be a way to manage and optimize workflows, to stop counterproductive behavior and help people achieve more with less.

We really believe that teams everywhere can continuously improve everything they do. That's why we made Kanbanize! Kanbanize is a Lean management software that boosts your productivity by applying Lean principles to your work. Design your digital workflow, collaborate with others online and track important metrics out of the box. Measure what really matters and automate data collection from your team's workflow so you can analyze the stats and use them to make decisions and forecasts about your initiatives.

Kanbanize has a portfolio layer, allowing you to plan on a strategic level and scale Kanban beyond individual teams. The Portfolio Kanban concept can be employed so that we deliver a flexible, lean, Kanban roadmap, that will actually help your process instead of relying on unrealistic predictions. We are continuously expanding the potential of Kanbanize, making it the true mature Kanban system for Lean management.

What makes our software unique is the extraordinary love of detail with which we have crafted it, our consistent desire to refine and evolve our solution, as well as the solid experience in Lean product development. We firmly believe that continuous improvement requires continuous learning and this is why we provide our clients with extensive coaching for a smooth onboarding process. Lean Kanban transformation has never been easier!

 KanbanizeInc  Dimitar_HK

Optos

Optos is a medical technology company and global leader in ophthalmic imaging, delivering state-of-the-art technologies to eyecare professionals and driving improvements to patient outcomes. Optos' core devices capture ultra-widefield (UWF™), high resolution digital images of the retina (optomap®), capturing approximately 82% or 200° of the retina in a single shot - something no other device is capable of doing.

Ultra-widefield retinal imaging is an important tool for the screening, diagnosis and management of eye problems such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, retinal holes/retinal tears and age-related macular degeneration. It can also indicate evidence of non-eye diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and certain cancers.

We have a hugely ambitious product roadmap and so we’re now hiring Engineering Managers, Software Engineers, Software Engineers in Test and Verification Engineers to join our team, which is based just outside Edinburgh. To find out more please visit www.optos.com/en/careers.

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Studient Loans Company

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is a non-profit making Government-owned organisation set up in 1989 to provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK.

The company plays a central role in supporting the Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) sectors by: making timely and accurate payments of maintenance grants and loans to learners; and ensuring timely and accurate payments of tuition fee loans to HE and FE providers.

SLC services around 1.8 million applications per year and supports over 6 million repaying or due to repay customers with loans totalling more than £100 billion.

We have over 300 people working in our digital customer and digital architecture tems using a range of technologies including Java, Clojure, Oracle, MongoDB and JavaScript. We are introducing LEAN methodologies across our organisation, and continuing to implement agile and user centred ways of working at the heart of our all our delivery activity.

If you have experience (technical and non-technical) within software development, infrastructure and project and programme management and this sounds like something you want to be part of, check out our dedicated digital and technology recruitment pages: slc.co.uk/careers/digital-and-technology.

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RBS

RBS Technology is sponsoring Lean Agile Scotland for the second time, because we understand the important role Lean, Agile and DevOps techniques play in delivering market-leading products and services. It’s essential that we serve the needs of our 19 million customers quickly and effectively, and develop our reputation as a high-performing organisation. Our people are our strongest asset, so we’re committed to helping them grow their skills and careers for the future.

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Actineo

Actineo is a boutique consultancy offering advanced coaching, facilitation & training. We specialise in enabling Business Agility through Lean Kanban & Agile at an organisational and team level. Actineo has a team of highly-experienced consultants with the knowledge and expertise to make a tangible difference to the way you work. We work with companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries.

We deliver certified training across Europe. Our most popular certifications include Kanban Management Professional (KMP), Collaboration Frameworks for Product Discovery (CCA) and Agile Project Management.

Our activities at Lean Agile Scotland include a workshop with Jose Casal & JP Bayley and a keynote by Luke Hohmann. They will also deliver a training course before the conference (Collaboration Frameworks for Product Discovery). To speak to us about work challenges you are trying to overcome, visit our stall, contact us at hi@actineo.email or visit actineo.eventbrite.com

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Calba

Calba have sponsored Lean Agile Scotland from the start and are delighted to see its continued growth. Calba is a team of highly experienced agile and executive coaches, supported by agile and digital practitioners. We specialise in lasting change for improved performance. We value people over processes and tools, and focus on knowledge transfer and enablement. Services include:

Agile Training & Workshops:

  • Agile Overviews (half-day or less)
  • Agile Practical Workshop (1-day)
  • BCS Agile Foundation Certificate (2-days)
  • Product Owner Training (1-day)
  • Scrum Master Training (1-day)
  • Agile Planning Workshop (1-day)
  • User Story Writing Workshop (1-day)
  • XP Practices Workshop (1-day)
  • TDD Code Retreat (1-day)
  • Customised agile training (including video/online)

Agile Coaching:

  • Organisational change
  • 1:1, team/project and executive coaching
  • Facilitated workshops – visioning, roadmap and release planning
  • Agile governance models and metrics
  • Agile engineering best practice (XP, CI, CD, TDD)
  • Scaling and integrating agile

Scrum Master Services:

  • Contract or consultancy

Please email enquiry@calba.com for further information.

 agile_calba  agilescot

Registers of Scotland

Registers of Scotland is the non-ministerial government department responsible for compiling and maintaining 18 public registers relating to land property and other legal documents.

Digital is changing everything, from how we work to how we consume services. Technology is advancing every day, and the way we live our lives is overwhelmingly influenced by digital media.

That’s why Registers of Scotland is undergoing a radical business transformation, moving us from a paper-based organisation to one that aims to be digital first by 2020. Key to this process has been the adoption of agile project management, which allows us to consistently develop new products and services with our customers’ needs firmly at heart. We’ve implemented agile throughout the organisation, and are already seeing its benefits in increasing efficiency during development of new products, like our upcoming land and information service, ScotLIS.

 RegistersofScot

Quality Without A Name

We are Quality Without A Name, a partnership of pragmatic practitioners. We develop software, teams, and individuals. We do so by coaching, mentoring, and training tailored to the needs of our clients. We don’t shy away from taking responsibility, and are only happy when you are successful in the short term as well as the long term. We specialise in agile and lean software development. And we develop software ourselves - above all, we are software developers.

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Become a partner

Sponsors

Together with our sponsors we aim to create great experiences and delight our participants.

We're interested in creating bespoke sponsorship packages for interested parties, and we also offer a number of "off the shelf" sponsorship options.

Alternatively, if you'd like to provide swag, giveaways, or other resources as a supporter, we'd love to hear from you.

If you're interested in becoming an Lean Agile Scotland sponsor or supporter, please download the sponsor pack (~350kb PDF) or contact us for more information, or to discuss things further.

download the sponsor pack

Community Groups

A 10% discount is available to user groups and meetups that help promote Lean Agile Scotland 2017 to their members.

If you organise, or are a member of, a user group and would like more information on supporting Lean Agile Scotland and securing this discount for your members, please contact us using the button below.

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