What is an Agile Open and Why Should I Go?

What is an Agile Open?

This isn’t a traditional conference! In fact, it’s often known as an “unconference.”

There is no keynote speaker! Often with a keynote, you only come away with a few nuggets of information. With an Agile Open, you can pop in and out of sessions whenever you’d like, making the most of the day and increasing your opportunities to learn.

Using the Open Space Technology (OST) approach, Agile Opens encourage Agile practitioners to self-organize around topics that are most important to them.

There is no preset agenda for the event! Rather, everyone shows up and sessions are created “live” by the participants at the start of the day based on what’s important to you and what you want to share. You are also welcome to create a session based on something you’re struggling with, allowing other participants to share their similar experiences.

Attendees with common issues and interests share their experiences and learn from others.

Learning is in your own hands! There are multiple sessions throughout the day, letting you choose your own schedule based on what you’re interested in.

 

Benefits for Attending

  1. Expand your Agile knowledge
  2. Share your passion of Agile with others
  3. Get solutions for current struggles
  4. Meet others in the Agile community
  5. Choose your own learning path for the day

 

What will the Braintrust Virtual Agile Open look like?

We will use Zoom Breakout Rooms and MURAL to create an intimate and fun Virtual Agile Open Space environment. There will be “office hours” before the event for you to test the tools and meet your Facilitators. 

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.

This event is an excellent opportunity to network and meet other Agile and Scrum professionals—something that is harder to do under Covid conditions.

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.

Sign up for the Braintrust Virtual Agile Open here!