Agile Encore wrap-up

It’s been a busy few weeks at the Agile Australia 2014 planning centre. We have been revamping Agile Australia, gearing up to open submissions for the next national conference very shortly, and spreading the Agile message to new audiences.

Last week, we held Agile Encore in Melbourne, reprising some of the favourite sessions from this year’s Agile Australia conference for those who couldn’t make it to Sydney. There were also thought-leading new sessions on conceiving and building the right software, and practical ways to apply the Cynefin framework.

It was great to see that many in the audience were on the first leg of their Agile journey. Lots of people told us they learned a lot from the afternoon – new perspectives on getting work done or hacks for their Agile boards. ‘The Girl with the Chisel Tip Marker’ Lynne Cazaly also shared her visual communication techniques which I found really handy!

Speaking of visuals, we’re changing the look and feel of the Agile Australia website and are very excited to show you (soon!). In the next few weeks, you’ll be hearing from us about the incredible keynote speakers we’ve secured, our fabulous new venue and the call for papers opening.

It’s crunch time for the Agile Australia 2014 stream chairs, who are very earnestly writing and editing the descriptions for the five streams featured at this years conference. No spoilers just yet – the five streams will be revealed in a later post. We’ll be opening the call for papers before Christmas.

And before I forget – Agile Australia 2014 will be held on 17-18 June 2014 in Melbourne! The additional workshop day will be Monday 16 June. Please save the dates!

Best,
Agile Alien

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