By request, I am designing a series of conferences around the Heart of Agile theme. The central idea for these conferences is to have four tracks, one for each of the four actions in the Heart of Agile. However, these will not be parallel tracks, so people can avoid whatever theme they don’t like. They will be sequential, so that there will be a time period to discuss Collaborate; a separate time period to discuss Deliver; and so on.
Within each track, there are three types of sessions:
- experience reports, and
- peer-to-peer sessions.
Conferences are currently being planned in U.S., in France, and in Australia.
I will upload more about the conference design, in case you are interested in organizing such a conference near you.
Stay tuned, let me know if you are interested in hosting or helping with such a conference in your area.
“When the presenter is a “Utahn” of Scottish descent and gets his laughs from a French audience, in fluent French, you know something special is happening on the stage.”
Russ Lewis, Storm Consulting, had this to say about the presentation of Heart of Agile in Sophia Antipolis in the summer of 2015:
The Heart of Agile – with Alistair Cockburn
This is a nicely written blog post by Stephen Thomas. See his thoughts at
“Going back to basics with Agile, what would we find? The Heart of Agile”.
Congratulations to Jonathan House and Tony Christensen for receiving the first-ever completion of Certified Advanced Agile Practitioner.
As those people know who have taken the Advanced Agile Workshop, this is not a sequence where you attend a class for two days and get a full completion certificate. The sequence is closer to getting a black belt in a martial art, where you attend classes continually, and eventually take an exam.
It was, thus, a significant event when Jonathan House, out of the thousands of people who have taken my courses over the years, including the Advanced Agile Workshop several times, finally completed all that I could ask for someone to be known as operating at the highest level of agile practice.
A few months later, Tony Christensen also passed the same rigorous tests, and it is with pleasure that I finally am able to offer both of them the highest certificate I can offer: Certified Advanced Agile Practitioner.
Pablo Tortorella, de Kleer, Buenos Aires, introduces the Heart of Agile at el IV Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería de UniCundi, en Colombia.
Continue reading “Heart of Agile : Corazón de Ágiles reaches Latin America”
It is useful to have just four simple words as a touchpoint for getting started, but surely life is not that simple – is it?
Continue reading “Expanding the diagram”
As 2014 progressed, I found myself saying more and more often: “Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of agile. The center of agile is … ”
Continue reading “Rediscovering the “Heart” of agile”