Emily Webber is a London-based independent agile and lean consultant with her company Tacit. She works with organisations in both the private and public sectors to help with their agile transformations and to develop their agile capability for sustainable change.
She was previously at the Government Digital Service, where she was Head of Agile Delivery, leading the team of agile delivery professionals that deliver services for citizens.
She is passionate about agile, communities, organisational learning and skills development. She co-runs the meet-ups called Agile on the Bench, blogs at (emilywebber.co.uk)[http://emilywebber.co.uk] and has a weak spot for vintage scooters.
She is the Author of Building Successful Communities of Practice: Discover How Connecting People Makes Better Organisations
Agile working and cross-functional teams have the ability to silo organisations into teams, programmes and functions. This leads to duplication or work, a reduction in sharing knowledge and worse cuts people off from their support network. At a time when organisations are scaling, structures are flattening and workforces are increasingly fluid, supporting and connecting people is more important than ever. This is where communities of practice come in.
Communities of practice have many valuable benefits for both individuals and organisations. In this session, Emily will draw from her experiences of developing communities of practice at the Government Digital Service, government departments and other organisations as well as case studies from her ongoing research into this area. To show you why Communities of practice are a vital piece of your Agile organisation and what role they can play.