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Allan Kelly - 'Change Lessons from the Cornish Software Mines'

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Allan Kelly - 'Change Lessons from the Cornish Software Mines'

Time: February 21, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: GE Energy
Street: Elizabeth House, High Street, Chesterton
City/Town: Cambridge CB4 1WR
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Phone: 01223 900107
Event Type: software, east, evening, event
Organized By: Jacqui Davidson
Latest Activity: Mar 20, 2013

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18.00 - 18.30 Registration and Networking

18.30 - 19.30 Talk followed by questions

19.30 - 20:00 Networking

Please sign-up to ensure your participation. We have to provide to the venue a list of people participating by 20th February. Sign-up now to avoid disappointment.

Thanks to GE Energy for hosting this event.

Change Lessons from the Cornish Software Mines


Software companies exist everywhere - even in remote regions like South West England.  From mid-2010 to 2012 Cornwall got to play Agile Laboratory.  15 companies were introduced to Agile in a Government supported programme.  The result? 50 new jobs, better customer service and satisfaction, more flexible businesses and that's just a start.

In an EU supported programme companies producing medical devices, e-commerce solutions, video streaming systems and bespoke embedded software - to name a few - were helped to adopt Agile development. 

This case study will describe what was done, what the results were and the lessons learned by those involved.  We believe these lessons are as applicable to large companies as they are to small.  Lessons such as 4D coaching, success is relative and the pace of change.


Over 25 years Allan Kelly has held just about every job in the software world, from system admin to development manager.  London based, he works for Software Strategy - - providing bespoke development plus training, consulting and coaching for companies adopt and deepening Agile practices.  He specialises in working with software product companies, aligning company strategy with products and processes. 

In addition to numerous journal articles and conference presentations he is the author of “Changing Software Development: Learning to become Agile” (2008) and "Business Patterns for Software Developers" (2012).  He is also the originator of Retrospective Dialogue Sheets (  On Twitter he is @allankellynet and his blog is at


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