We’re moving very fast – How Tom Meade implemented agile at RoS

Blog by Laura Brown, Social Media Manager at Registers of Scotland.

Tom Meade is currently the digital director at the Registers of Scotland (RoS). Previously he worked at the Student Loans Company and The Scottish Government before coming to RoS in September 2014.

When he started, there ‘had been a high turnover of senior IT management… but a real determination to do something positive.’ The ‘reality’ for Tom and his team was a challenge. ‘It took us 3 days’ downtime to complete a release, which is a hell of a lot of money.’

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Mode 2 Meetup: How to scale and remain agile

Blog by Laura Brown, Social Media Manager at Registers of Scotland.

After three and a half years working at Skyscanner, Greg Urquhart’s an expert at implementing Agile methods across big teams (we’re talking 650 staff here). His presentation for the Mode2 Meetup at the Registers of Scotland (RoS) in November focused on how to remain Agile when working at scale.

‘When people talk about scaling and agile, scaling dominates everyone’s thinking… and the bit about agility drops away,’ Greg explained via Skype. ‘This is fundamentally the wrong approach to take.’

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How to be agile: 5 key takeaways from the Mode 2 event

Blog by Laura Brown, Social Media Manager at Registers of Scotland.

What is Agile… and how can you implement it in your organisation? These were just a few of the questions raised at the latest Mode2 Meetup, hosted at the Registers of Scotland’s (RoS) Edinburgh offices at Meadowbank House.

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