- 5th Sep 19 - 6th Sep 19
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Manchester - Conference Centre
Hotel and conference centre in the centre of Manchester
One of the leading conference hotels in Manchester city centre with top-of-the-range conference facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout to keep you constantly connected and only 5 minutes’ walk to Piccadilly Station and a short stroll to Canal Street, China Town. 117 guest rooms also offer an ideal place to stay.
Directions by road
TO MANCHESTER FROM THE NORTH VIA M6 M61:
Follow STRETFORD signs into M60. Leave at Exit 12 and join M602 SALFORD. At end of Motorway, follow A57 MANCHESTER sign (Regent Road) for approx. 1 mile. Proceed under railway bridge, continuing into A57M (Mancunian Way). Continue on the A57M, take 2nd exit. Immediately fork right on slip road into Sackville Street. Following University sign Turn Left at the Hive Bar onto Charles Street for the multi-story car park – M1 3BB
YORKSHIRE VIA M62/M60:
Leave at Exit 17 signed Mcr CITY CENTRE and follow A56 towards Manchester for 4 miles (Bury New Road, becoming Gt. Ducie S.) Enter City under railway bridges and keep straight ahead, still on A56, into Deansgate. In ½ mile, after passing KENDALS store, left at traffic lights (sign UNIVERSITIES) into John Dalton St. and straight ahead at next lights into Princess St. in ½ mile, pass under railway bridge and immediately turn left at lights into Charles Street Multi-story car park – M1 3BB
DERBYSHIRE VIA A6:
Follow A6 signs towards Manchester City Centre until reaching the flyover junction with A57M. Continue on A6 and in 200 yards pass under railway bridge and turn left at traffic lights into Fairfield St. Pass Sackville Building on left in 200 yards and then turn left at the next lights into Sackville Street. Pass under railway bridge and turn right into Charles Street for Multi-Story car park – M1 3BB
NORTH WALES & CHESTER VIA M56
Follow MANCHESTER signs, past Manchester Airport to end of M56 Motorway and keep straight ahead into A5103 MANCHESTER for 4 miles. On reaching roundabout beneath road take 3rd exit following A57M SHEFFIELD signs to next roundabout; then 2nd exit up ramp to join A57M. Keep to nearside lane for 200 yards and leave at next exit signed UNIVERSITY. Immediately fork right on slip road, following UNIVERSITY sign. Turn left at Hive Bar into Charles St. for Multi- Story car park M1 3BB
THE SOUTH & MIDLANDS VIA M6:
Leave at Exit 19 and follow A556 MANCHESTER for 4 miles. Join M56 MANCHESTER at Roundabout and follow to end as for NORTH WALES & CHESTER
MERSEYSIDE VIA M62
Leave at Exit 12 and join M602 MANCHESTER. At end of the motorway follow A57 as for THE NORTH.
Directions by train
PICADILLY STATION – 5 min’s walk
Head for escalators to the left of the concourse. Follow the signs for ‘TAXIS’. Immediately outside the station main entrance, turn right and cross London Road, then cross Fairfield Street to the Bulls Head pub. Turn down Lower Pump Street and proceed under the railway arch (passing Echoes Nursery on your right). Turn right onto Altrincham Street and Continue to the security lodge. Turn left and you will see Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre.
OXFORD ROAD STATION – 5 min’s walk
At the bottom of the station approach, cross over Oxford St. into Whitworth St. (to the right of the Palace Theatre). Turn right before the University’s Sackville St. Building and continue along Sackville St. Under the railway and the Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre is on your right.
Take the MetroLink Tram to Piccadilly Rail Station. Exit to the street at platform level following signs for ‘Taxis’ and continue as for directions for PICCADILLY STATION.
Directions by plane
MANCHESTER AIRPORT (9 miles – 20 min’s)
Taxis can be arranged by contacting the hotel directly or by taxi pick up point at front of the Airport. By car follow directions NORTH WALES & CHESTER VIA M56.
Trainer: Tom Reynolds
Tom is a highly experienced certified trainer and coach whose insights into the Agile mindset make his training and coaching both effective and genuinely transformative.
He has spent more than 30 years working in IT, with a track record of success at major blue chip clients, and has focused on Agile since 2007. Today, as a certified Scrum trainer, certified Kanban trainer, Agile coach, Organisational Relationship Systems Coach and Personal/Life Coach, he draws on these and other practices to help individuals and teams embrace smart new ways of working that deliver remarkable results.
Tom believes passionately that Agile is not just a new framework or set of processes – it’s a new way of thinking. To be truly Agile means wholeheartedly embracing change, examining everything you do, being willing to try and fail on the way to your goals, and putting complete trust in your team. Taught and coached in this way, Agile can transform the way individuals and teams think and work together.
Tom’s training and coaching are delivered with a freshness and energy that make the process of embracing change an enjoyable as well as challenging experience. In an inclusive environment that fosters courage, transparency and trust, he inspires individuals and teams to become the best version of themselves, and reveals that change can be exciting, rewarding and above all highly productive.
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