Emily Webber

Emily Webber

Hello, I’m Emily Webber. I’m an Agile and Lean management consultant and coach. I used to be the Head of Agile Delivery at Government Digital Service (GDS) and now work with public and private sector clients helping them with agile transformations and getting better at what they do. I’m also a photo blogger and community builder. Below are links to my professional and personal projects.

Connect on: twitter / linkedin / instagram

Current projects

Building Successful Communities of Practice

Building Successful Communities of Practice

is a book, based on my experience and research. It explains why connecting people through communities of practice supports accelerating professional development; breaking down organisational silos; enabling knowledge sharing and management; building better practice; helping to hire and retain staff, and making people happier

The book on Amazon UK

Tacit London Ltd (Tacit)


Tacit is my Agile and Lean consulting company. It has a focus on organisational learning, coaching, training and staff development to help organisations be better through Agile and Lean tools and transformation.


Emily Webber (the blog)


My agile blog where I mostly write about things related to my Agile and lean work. You can also find my posts from the GDS blog and elsewhere, and my well known free Kanban gdocs tool.


Agile in the Ether

Agile in the EtherA remote agile meet-up bringing together people from any location to discuss all things agile, lean, people, teams and delivery in a lean coffee format.


Agile on the Bench


A meet up and conference about Agile, on a park bench. It’s been a lunchtime, no-tech event where speakers talk about things related to agile themes since Nov 2014 and became a conference in a campsite in July 2015.


The Diversity Charter


A charter that anyone can sign to raise awareness of the importance of diversity at conferences and events. It was born out of the frustration of seeing the same people on stage all the time. It offers a way for people to pledge their commitment to changing that and some tools to help.


Witness the Fitness

Witness The Fitness  is a small club of people wanting to get fitter. It uses social theory and Slack to create an environment to change people’s outlook and support them in their fitness goals


Pattern & Yarn

Pattern and yarn

My small project making and selling colourful knitted hats for charity.


Past projects

Minimum Viable Book


A project with Amy Wagner. We experimented with writing a book about people who get things done. We collected stories from amazing people from different industries through workshops and interviews, publishing some on a website and in newspaper format.


London Shop Fronts


The reason I was interviewed on Radio 4’s Today Programme and appeared in the Guardian Weekend magazine. A photo documentation project, a typography study, a photo project and a love letter to London. Between 2010 and 2016, I regularly published photos that of the more interesting shops that form the backdrop to London’s streets, building up a fascinating historical collection of London.


Yeah! Hackney


An independent social network/Hyperlocal community website for people in the London borough of Hackney.
Seeing a gap in online resources that promote community and positive action in Hackney, I decided to create an online forum that helped fill it. I created the site using WordPress and BuddyPress and iterated it to meet the community’s needs, I publicised, grew the site membership and managed the community.

The project was archived with 3215 members and associated twitter account of around 19k followers. See the project at:


Agile in Leeds

Agile in Leeds

A meetup I set up in Leeds for people interested in Agile in the area. The meetup provides a space for people to meet and talk about ideas with an emphasis on hearing voices from everyone and maintaining a diverse roster of speakers. I have since handed this over to some new  (local) organisers


Get in touch

If you want to talk to me about any of my projects above, please get in touch. Please note, that I no longer live in Hackney and cannot promote any Hackney events.

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