There is quite a bit of “not quite there” or even “not getting anywhere” agile going on. Sometimes organizations start out on the right foot, but quickly get mired in the process of integrating new practices with their existing processes. Stuck in Agilefall, ScrumBut, or FrAgile, they are not getting the results they expected from their agile adoptions. Agile is not about implementing new practices. Rather, it is a new way of thinking and a new way of being. The point is not to “do” agile, but rather to “be” agile. This workshop examines the potential and perils of agile practices, looking beyond the rule or the technique to the changes in thinking and behavior the practice promotes. Focusing on the intent behind the practice, this session establishes a foundation for aligning practice with purpose.

  • Learn the essential success criteria for agile adoption
  • Explore the potentials and pitfalls of agile practices
  • Understand the technique for aligning practice with purpose

Workshop Leader:

Jim York, Software FoxHedge, Ltd.

For more than 25 years, Jim York has led, trained, and coached individuals, teams, and organizations in the implementation of Lean and agile ideas. His coaching and workshops blend his practical experience in Scrum, Lean software development, Extreme Programming, product management, and traditional project management. Jim shares his passion for teaching as a frequent presenter at conferences, users groups, public and onsite workshops, and as a business process coach. In 2007, he cofounded FoxHedge Ltd with his wife, Melissa York. Together, they help organizations build leaders who will take their teams from good to great.