As an agilist, I sometimes get worried over what I would call the “consumerization” of Agile. Along the way it feels as though it has become less of the anti-command-and-control, return to the people, transformative movement and has become – more or less – a way for all of consultants to make money. It has become about your process and your tool set.
Enter Agile2016; the largest Agile Event ever. Over 2500 attendees from over 40 countries represent the thing that we love about Agile – the people. It has been ultimately refreshing to walk among our competitors and have conversations about our experiences with agile. It is good to have a majority of people simply want to know who you, what hasn’t worked well (and what has), and just connect with another Agilist.
Around 12:15 we did a Facebook Live Stream. As we wandered around, one of the guys from MATRIX actually commented that we was shocked at how open the other booths were and how ready people were just to talk about their experiences here at Agile2016. It goes back to what we all are here for – “Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools.”
More later from Agile2016!