#AACONF 2020

Business Agility Powered by Agnostic Agile

Although times may be uncertain, one thing will remain true - there is power among people and there is power in an Agnostic Agile Mindset.

Agnostic Agile is launching #AAConf, a global, online conference that will run through Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. The theme for #AAConf 2020 is Business Agility.

About

About Agnostic Agile

Since its launch in 2017, Agnostic Agile has had an organic growth to ~2500 signed people worldwide. We are at the tipping point in the Agile Industry, where employing an agnostic mindset towards agility is becoming more and more commonplace, and Business Agility is recognised as one of the most important facets of work.

"As experienced agile practitioners and as people responsible for agile change and transformation, we should recognise the importance of being agnostic with agility at any level. This means one size does not fit all, one framework is not the answer, and the 'what' and 'how' should be suited to customer context and to a wider strategic vision."

The AGNOSTIC AGILE team

8

Expert Speaker

1000

Seats Available

5

Sponsors

13

Sessions

EVENT SCHEDULE

Here is the line-up of our awesone Speakers, and their conferences.
Questions will be collected from various sources, live if possible and before the session through various channels
Don't forget to register for FREE!.

Event

Arie van Bennekum

Business Agility is on the table in a lot of companies. Strange it is only happening the last couple of years, Agility only has corporate benefits when you do it all together and not just IT. On top of this, companies who want that transformation, struggle to become Agile. What is needed to make that change and btw, what does the Agile domain have to offer? Arie’s answer has always been agnostic, even in his delivery projects before writing the Agile Manifesto. He will take you on his journey and point out how Agnostic Agile helps him and how he mixes practices from various methodologies depending on the needs of the team.

  • Start: 19:00 (GMT +8 Beijing)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English (Simultaneously translation to Chinese)
Event

Xu Yi
Business Agile & Huawei

Yi is currently one of the most experienced Agile and Lean coaches in China, has rich experience in Software Testing, Test Automation, Scrum, Agile Development, Team Management, Classroom Training and Coaching. Kaveri believes the core of software development is about people, processes and methodologies should support people’s interactions to produce value effectively. The purpose of Agile Training and Coaching is to develop the capability of people and the management of software development procedure.

  • Start: 20:00 PM (GMT +8 Beijing)
  • 45'
  • Zoom Meeting in English (Simultaneously translation to Chinese)
Event

Wendy Huang
Business agility to maximize customer value

PMP, CSM, CSP & CSPO, SPC4(Certified SAFe Program consultant), ACP, NPDP(New product development professional) , Certified Management3.0(Agile management) Instructor, phychological consultant, NGH member, Part-time translator

  • Start: 20:45 PM (GMT +8 Beijing)
  • 45'
  • Zoom Meeting in English (Simultaneously translation to Chinese)
Event

Arie van Bennekum

Business Agility is on the table in a lot of companies. Strange it is only happening the last couple of years, Agility only has corporate benefits when you do it all together and not just IT. On top of this, companies who want that transformation, struggle to become Agile. What is needed to make that change and btw, what does the Agile domain have to offer? Arie’s answer has always been agnostic, even in his delivery projects before writing the Agile Manifesto. He will take you on his journey and point out how Agnostic Agile helps him and how he mixes practices from various methodologies depending on the needs of the team.

  • Start: 15.00 PM (GMT +11 Melbourne)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Sam Zawadi

Agnostic Agile started almost 4 years ago, and yet it is only now we’re seeing the industry explicitly move towards the idea of Agnostic Agile, both commercially and intuitively. It is more accepted now than it ever was before. But what lies beyond Agnostic Agile? What lies beyond frameworks, ways of working and agile change and transformations? Sam will take you through a brief history of Agnostic Agile and then talk about what some of the answers to these questions could be, and why it is YOU that matters more than anything in any agile endeavour or corporation.

  • Start: 16.00 PM (GMT +11 Melbourne)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Peter Lam

Agile has 'taken the world by storm' over the last 5 years, despite being 'coined' close to 20 years ago. It has been rebranded, certified, dumbed down and become a goal in its own right. This is particularly prevalent when the 'Agile industrial complex' [Fowler] redefines terms so that they lose their meaning and the intent of what Agile is for.
Agile's original intent was to help people to focus on delivering business outcomes.
If we look over the year that has been 2020, it is clear that agile 'mindset' and agile methods simply aren't enough. It is clear that the methodology dogma between scaling frameworks and certification bodies are simply irrelevant to people who aren't self confessed experts. The blame game in agile only demonstrates that the system is at odds with the people working in it.
So where can we go from here? What practical steps can we take to make things better for everyone in a world of agile change and delivery? Join Peter as he takes us through some of these questions.

  • Start: 17:00 PM (GMT +11 Melbourne)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Arie van Bennekum

Business Agility is on the table in a lot of companies. Strange it is only happening the last couple of years, Agility only has corporate benefits when you do it all together and not just IT. On top of this, companies who want that transformation, struggle to become Agile. What is needed to make that change and btw, what does the Agile domain have to offer? Arie’s answer has always been agnostic, even in his delivery projects before writing the Agile Manifesto. He will take you on his journey and point out how Agnostic Agile helps him and how he mixes practices from various methodologies depending on the needs of the team.

  • Start: 16:00 PM (GMT +2 Amsterdam)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Natasia McMahon

COVID-19 has taught us how Agile our businesses need to be. Business needs to test whether their strategy is still valid and how the rest of the business will operate. Natasia will unpack what Business Continuity looks like during and post COVID-19. She will delve into those critical business areas that have to be Agile without question and help being a new way of developing projects for swift implementation

  • Start: 17:00 PM (GMT +2 Amsterdam)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Speaker to be announced!

Lecture on Business agility.

  • Start: 18:00 PM (GMT +2 Amsterdam)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English
Event

Arie van Bennekum

Business Agility is on the table in a lot of companies. Strange it is only happening the last couple of years, Agility only has corporate benefits when you do it all together and not just IT. On top of this, companies who want that transformation, struggle to become Agile. What is needed to make that change and btw, what does the Agile domain have to offer? Arie’s answer has always been agnostic, even in his delivery projects before writing the Agile Manifesto. He will take you on his journey and point out how Agnostic Agile helps him and how he mixes practices from various methodologies depending on the needs of the team.

  • Start: 17:00 PM (GMT -3 Buenos Aires)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in English (Simultaneous translation to Spanish and Portuguese)
Event

Ingrid Astiz Jensen

How to coexist with anti-agile people? If you are at this conference, you already know the value of being agnostic in terms of methodologies and the importance of adapting practices to client needs. Now, there are people who test our patience and flexibility, who insist on using Gantt charts, hiding information, hoarding power, maintaining the status-quo, ignoring digital Darwinism... thanks to them I have reflected on my own limits and discovered some ways to work as a team with those who think differently.

  • Start: 18:00 PM (GMT -3 Buenos Aires)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in Spanish (Simultaneous translation to Portuguese and English)
Event

Alistair Cockburn

Agile has become too complicated, and stays too specialized. Agile manifesto co-creator Dr. Alistair Cockburn simplified it in 2015 to just four elements: collaborate, deliver, reflect, and improve. These four elements not only capture the essence of the original manifesto, but also allows people with any type of initiative to get the benefits of the agile way of working. Today, this generic form of agile is being used in social impact projects, in schools, in raising families, and of course, in companies. Strangely, these four words make the entry into the agile world simpler, more powerful and more widely applicable.

  • Start: 19:00 PM (GMT -3 Buenos Aires)
  • 45' + Q&A
  • Zoom Meeting in Spanish (Simultaneous translation to Portuguese and English)

Who's Speaking

Our speakers are the very essence of agility and agile transformation.

Team

Arie van Bennekum

Keynote Speaker
Agile Manifesto
Thoughtleader at Wemanity Group
Agnostic Agile Co-Founder
Team

Sam Zawadi

Keynote Speaker
Lean Agile Coach,
Consultant, Trainer | Podcast Host
Agnostic Agile Founder
Team

Alsitair Cockburn

Keynote Speaker
Co-Author Agile Manifesto,
Creatively showing a humane way forward
Heart of Agile Founder
Team

Natasia McMahon

Speaker
Harvard certified (PPP) specialist,
Infrastructure Development Thoughtleader,
ExCo member global services company
Team

Peter Lam

Speaker
Enterprise Agile Transformation
Program Manager
Transforming Ugly Programs
Team

Xu Yi

Speaker
Senior Agile Coach / Consultant
IT Books Translator
 
Team

Wendy Huang

Speaker
Enterprise Agile Coach at Roche
 
 
Team

Ingrid Astiz Jensen

Speaker
Agile Coach
Culture Advocate
Internal Communication
Team

Niall McShane

Facilitator
Agile Coach,
Author of Responsive Agile Coaching
 
Team

Nenad Stanic

Facilitator
Transformation Lead,
Coach - Trainer - Facilitator,
Agility Assesor Harvard certified (PPP) specialist
Team

Sun Zhenpeng

Facilitator
Director EXIN China,
Core Organizer China DevOpsDays
 
Team

Fernando Pinciroli

Facilitator
President of Solus S.A.
UCH Informatics and Design Dean
International Agile Coach at Wemanity

Get your tickets!

Agnostic Agile is launching #AAConf, a global, online conference that will run through Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. The theme for #AAConf 2020 is Business Agility.

APAC1

Thu Nov 19th, 2020
FREE

REGISTRATION

  • Zoom Video conference
  • Chinese Translation
  • Q&A session
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APAC2

Fri Nov 20th, 2020
FREE

REGISTRATION

  • Zoom Video conference
  • Q&A session
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EMEA

Thu Nov 26th, 2020
FREE

REGISTRATION

  • Zoom Video conference
  • Q&A session
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Americas

Thu Dec 9th, 2020
FREE

REGISTRATION

  • Zoom Video conference
  • Spanish Translation
  • Portugues Translation
  • Q&A session

Event Sponsors

These are the companies that make this conference come happen!.

Why You Should Join?

This will not be another Scrum or SAFe conference, we will dive deep into the very roots of agility.

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Great Speakers

We've brought together an array of diverse, international speakers for #AAConf 2020.

Our speakers are all agile professionals and esteemed in their fields of expertise, and this is their first time speaking at the same conference together.

You can enjoy interesting discussions and interactions and see where it takes both your minds and your imaginations. Let's discover what business agility could be from an Agnostic Agile lens!

 

 

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Global Event

#AAConf 2020 takes place across three different timezones, and the conference is bound together by the same theme - Business Agility.

Agile hasn't been solely about software for a long time now, yet only recently has the sleeping giant that is Business Agility woken up, rubbed the sleep from its eyes and is moving towards complex organisations that are in need of nimbleness for their very survival.

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Inspired

#AAConf 2020 doesn't just contain useful and practical information that may help you in your professional work, many of its speakers are thought-leaders in the field and want to take you on a journey of discovery - inspiring you to imagine what things could be like.

What does a utopian agile universe actually look like? What does it feel like? What would you see if you walked into a company that has high levels of business agility?

We want to inspire you to think, to imagine and to connect with the speakers and with each other.