Agile ADHD - how Scrum (kind of) saved my husband's life


Scrum is a planning system used in many software companies to help teams work together. Unfortunately, no-one outside of tech has heard of it. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which reduces impulse control and the ability to reach long-term goals. Unfortunately, no-one outside of psychiatry takes it seriously. Sally learned about ADHD the day she met her husband. She learned about Scrum the day she became a developer. And she realised that bringing Scrum and her husband together could be very interesting indeed.

This talk took place on 24th October, 2019at First Direct Arena.

Sally Bridgewater

Sally studied hard-core classical music at Cambridge, which included a lot of violin, piano, harmony, analysis and history. After graduating in 2013, she spent a year training to be a psychotherapist. She also writes novels, her biggest stunt so far being to write 50,000 words in a day.

From this background, Sally has somehow found her way into tech, and she just started as an associate software developer at Sky in July 2016.


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