Susan Clarke

Susan Clarke is an IT programme director, who has worked with global teams for the past 15 years, operating most recently in the heavily regulated area of pharmaceuticals. She has held IT leadership roles in both public and private sectors, specialising in cutting edge digital and cloud deliveries.

She is the current treasurer of the North West APM branch committee, taking an active role in promoting agile methodologies in the region, and is a regular speaker at branch events. She is also an active member of APM’s agile working group, having first adopted agile development in 2002, and adapted the methodology for successful use in multiple organisations since then.

Susan is passionate about supporting the next generation of IT project managers and consequently has been a regular guest lecturer at Leicester’s De Montfort University. She is the author of research papers on agile development and project management, including APM white papers on the practical adoption of agile and scaled agile methodologies.


Presentation title 

The practicalities for adopting scaled agile methodologies


This presentation will share research findings from project managers “in the field” about how and when to apply agile at scale:

1. Introduction on the APM research paper
2. Basic introduction to the concept and different methodologies
3. Explain the extent to which scaled agile tools techniques and roles are practically in place in the UK
4. Explore the drivers to consider, when selecting or de-selecting the methodology.
5. Cover the elements that can be customised, with practical hints and tips from peers on what worked for them.
6. Summary of practical findings
7. Pointers to useful links and materials.

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