Agile20Reflect Festival

Is the Agile Manifesto Still Fit for Purpose?

ABOUT THE EVENT

It’s been nearly 20 years since 17 software engineers got together for a weekend in a ski resort. The aim was to understand how they could change their ways of working to help them deliver software more effectively. The result was the Agile Manifesto.

Since then, many organisations have been inspired by the benefits of Agile. The promise of shorter lead times, better alignment between IT and business, and improved staff morale. Many businesses have therefore tried to adopt the Agile way.

We posed the questions:

  • What have these organisations discovered?
  • Have all the benefits they expected been realised?
  • Are these ways of working as radically different as they expected?
  • How has the Agile Manifesto withstood nearly 20 years of use in the ‘real world’?

We gathered a panel of experts, including one of the original signatories to hear their experiences. We asked whether their changes have worked and most importantly what lessons they have learned.

AS PART OF

SPEAKERS

David Smith – Agile Coach, BJSS
Arie van Bennekum – Co-author, Agile Manifesto
Helen Meek – Agile Coach, Ripplerock
Chris Stone – Delivery Manager, The Rank Group
Robin Hyman – Agile Coach, BJSS

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