THE WORLD OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
IS BECOMING AGILE
OpenAgile London 2013
Monday, March 18th
A GLOBAL EMERGENCY
WHAT TO EXPECT
There is a global financial and economical emergency in that the traditional management methods are failing: Companies are no longer able to deliver quality products in time to meet client expectations; Organizations are not often flexible enough to respond to the fast changing market environment; Individual capacities are largely ignored, and their cannot freely express themselves.
To react, an increasing number of organizations are adopting Agile philosophies and methods to earn the competitive advantage.
OPENAGILE LONDON 2013 CONFERENCE
OpenAgile London 2013 is the first annual conference focused on OpenAgile and how it is used in organizations by real teams. London was chosen due to the great learning environment with both the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College being located here. This conference is meant to help both students and professionals by providing learning opportunities and networking opportunities.
The purpose of OpenAgile is to create an environment in which people are free to express their true nature and capacities to contribute to the betterment of their organization.
OpenAgile is a method focused on providing tools for teams in any type of management environment: projects, operations, sales, executives, social enterprises, and charities. OpenAgile evolved out of Scrum and other Agile methods in 2004 and 2005. Mishkin Berteig, an industry expert in Agile methods, worked with his father, Garry Berteig, an artist and educator, to apply Agile methods outside of the technology environment where they arose. The first non-software Agile project was a video production project Garry ran in his media class. At the time, this was revolutionary! Students in the class loved the method and found it incredibly valuable for succeeding in team-based assignments. Mishkin and Garry, with the help of others, started finding many other environments to try out this new Agile approach. A core group of people helped then to co-found the OpenAgile Centre for Learning which was incorporated as a non-profit in 2011. In the last few years, more and more organizations have used OpenAgile to solve tough problems and transform the way they work to become effective, purposeful and great places to work.
OpenAgile is "open" in that the materials for learning it are available free of charge and are licensed under a Creative Commons license to enable broad use of the materials. Additionally, OpenAgile is "open" because it is developed through a mutual learning process between teams who are practicing it and the OpenAgile Centre for Learning itself. It some ways, OpenAgile itself is following in the footsteps of the open source software and open hardware movements.
The OpenAgile London 2013 conference is being sponsored by Berteig Consulting Inc. Berteig Consulting has been a significant contributor.
The OpenAgile Center for Learning has officially moved its offices to London Ontario with the intention of working closely with the education sector, local business and social enterprises, and local not-for-profit organizations. OpenAgile has partnered with LondonInnovation and together they have offices at 203-186 King Street London, ON N6A 1C7.
We welcome you to participate in this informative and inspirational event that will give you the tools for the future of management!