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Attending the Agile Open Florida Conference in St. Petersburg

Attending the Agile Open Florida Conference in St. Petersburg

Date(s) - 06/26/2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


On June 26, I will join fellow Agilists from around the great state of Florida for an Open Spaces event.  The 2nd Annual Agile Open Florida will be hosted at Valpak.  Here is a description of the event:

Who should come? And why? Anyone who has wrestled with the challenges of taking a team, a department, or an entire organization on an agile journey should attend.  This challenge is bigger than you.  You feel it is critical for you, your business, and your customers to “get this right”.  And there are so many things to get right.  So many questions to be answered.

But there is a catch.  There are many approaches to agile.  For teams, there are many choices such as Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Kanban.  At the enterprise level, frameworks such as Scaled Agile Framework, Disciplined Agile Delivery, LeSS and others all promise a path to success.  As some have discovered, there is even much more to consider around people, process and tools. What are your new paths on the agile road?  What can you share?  What questions do you still have?

This is not a traditional conference. There will be no keynote speakers, PowerPoint or panel discussions. Plan to spend a full day connecting with others who share your passion and are willing to take responsibility for what they believe in and care about around following a path to agility. We will build the agenda together, all ideas and topics you identify will be discussed. Everything will be documented and proceedings will be available within 24 hours after the event.

Agile Open Florida will be facilitated using the Open Space Technology (OST) format, with the ultimate goal being to …

Connect. Learn. Share.

Using the Open Space Technology (OST) approach, the Agile Open Florida encourages agile practitioners from around the state of Florida to self-organize around topics that are most important to them.  In this framework, participants with common issues and interests share their experiences and learn from others.  There is no preset agenda for the event, rather, sessions are created “live” by the participants at the start of the day.  In order to get the most out of this event, please come prepared with topics that are of interest to you, either to learn more about or to share your experiences.