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AGILE FOR REAL Agile Open Northwest 2013
Agile Open Northwest, a non-profit alliance of agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region, presents our seventh annual conference, now expanded to a third day!
What: An Open Space conference about Agile practices and techniques.
Where: Ambridge Event Center, Portland, Oregon
When: February 6 to 8, 2013 - Now three days long!
Who: YOU and other experienced, collaborative, committed agile practitioners. Registration is limited to 150 participants.
Cost: $200 for the three-day event, including continental breakfast and lunch each day, and dinner on the first night.
Agile Open Northwest 2013 offers an opportunity to strengthen our community of practice and co-create the future for Agile development in our region. For three days, we build on conversation after conversation as we engage important questions like:
What is Agile really?
What are the most important practices in making Agile approaches really successful on my team?
Who practices Agile philosophies, methods, principles or practices in the Northwest, and what's the impact?
What is the difference between Lean, Scrum, XP, and other Agile approaches?
What new technical challenges face Agile?
What are the latest cutting edge developments in the Agile software development world?
How do Agile frameworks and methods co-exist with project management, process control and other governance structures?
How do we adapt Agile practices to our organizations without diluting them?
Can Agile methods work in big, risky projects? How?
When distributed teams use Agile approaches, what changes?
If we adopt an Agile mindset, what might the transition look like in my organization?
This conference contains over 90 sessions bringing novices, journeymen, and experts together for face-to-face conversations exploring the most important topics in Agile software development today.
How does it work? Your hosts designed this event to allow practitioners like you to meet in self-organizing groups where we can share our latest ideas, challenges, hopes, experiences and experiments. We follow an Open Space format to foster collaboration and allow the conference to take its direction from the participants themselves. Your commitment to arriving at the beginning and staying until the end both days will ensure that session after session will integrate, enhance, and deepen every participant’s understanding of achieving “Agile for Real.”