Agile Flack to Hack – Adventures of an Agile journalist. Rachel Picked, Agile on the Beach 2019

As UK feature writer to the Scrum Alliance’s magazine, Agile Vox, Rachel Picked is tasked with assignments across the country, reporting on how organisations implement Agile. Watch Rachel deliver her Agile On The Beach 2019 talk about her adventures as an Agile journalist.

Her features include front cover story on how Scrum has transformed digital delivery at Cambridge University Press, Agile in entrepreneurship with a young people’s social enterprise plus how it was adopted across the Government’s digital apprenticeship service.

As an early adopter within the PR industry, she has trained comms professionals and introduced them to Agile practices. Her training delegates include the PR manager for Primark, the back office team at the English National Ballet plus press officers at the Cabinet Office, no 10 Downing Street. We are yet to see Theresa May’s Brexit Kanban.

Find out how, as an Agile Voyeur, Rachel has admired stationery boxes, procured emergency post it notes, admired Kanbans and joined stand-ups at organisations from Cornwall to Coventry, and beyond.

Rachel Picken is a Chartered public relations practitioner who has worked with a wide range of national organisation to introduce Agile working. She developed and has been running the Agile Project Management programme with the Chartered Institute of PR since 2016. She is the UK feature writer for Agile Vox, the international magazine for the Scrum Alliance (professional body for Agile practitioners) and a regular contributor to Agile on the Beach, a global conference held annually in Cornwall, where Rachel is based.

Rachel runs an independent PR consultancy, Agile PR, from Cornwall and works nationally and internationally. Her clients include University of Bristol, University of Oxford, the Chartered Institute of PR plus charities Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and First Light.

Teams who have taken part in in-house Agile training include the events team at University of Bristol, the PR team at global law firm DLA Piper. Course delegates attend from a diverse range of organisations, from retail giant Primark to the Cabinet Office at No 10
Downing Street.

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