About the Agile Yorkshire Community


Agile Yorkshire is a monthly gathering of IT professionals from in and around Yorkshire. It has met every month since 2007 to discuss Agile software development methods and extreme programming, plus a host of other IT issues.

Agile Yorkshire's monthly gatherings provide a platform for local practitioners to network, learn from each other and listen to some of the IT industries highest profile speakers.

Next Event:  05 Jun 2024

The Organisers

Royd Brayshay

Royd Brayshay is an agile coach and trainer based in Leeds.

He works with all kinds of agile coaching clients around Yorkshire and across the north of England to help them become more commercially effective at building software.

He is a co-owner of NewRedo, a software company based in Leeds with clients including the Lotus Formula 1 Racing Team, EasyJet, Walmart and some growing lean startups.

Royd was nominated for an agile coaching award in 2012.

Past Speakers

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Lindsay Baker
Lindsay is an experienced Digital Delivery Leader and Agile Adoption Coach, specialising in building effective and efficient delivery practice for organisations. As a neurodivergent female in tech she is passionate about the value of diversity in...
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Catherine Bonner
Catherine Bonner is a Communication consultant, coach and trainer with over 15 years of experience helping business leaders and teams master how they communicate. She has guided countless professionals in mastering the art of public speaking,...
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Robin Hackshall
Robin's goal is to help individuals, teams and organisations solve complex problems simply. Robin is an experienced Agile Coach and Scrum Master working within Agile environments since 2011. Originally starting out as a Product Owner he has...
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Vernon Richards
I’m a Quality Coach & Tester who helps teams build better products by understanding the relationship between quality & software testing. I’ve been testing since 2002 starting with video games on PS2, Xbox & PC. It may not sound like a real job but...
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Ian Carroll
Ian Carroll is a consultant, coach, and speaker on all topics related to Lean, Kanban and Agile software development. Using his 25 years of hands-on experience he helps clients transform their organisations using Agile & Lean techniques to lower...
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John Le Drew
John has spent most of the last 2 decades working in the software industry, with a focus on web technologies. After 10 years as a software engineer John moved into consultancy where he quickly learned the value of team dynamics and how most...