Plaster Group had another great year sponsoring and attending the tenth annual Agile Open Northwest, a three day conference at Seattle Center. This Year’s Central Theme:
“Agile: How Will You Know It When You See It”
The conference brought in Agile practicioners from all over was organized according to open space principals:
This year had a great turnout, bringing in more than 200 Agile enthusiasts who provided wide array of session topics, covering such things as:
- Reluctant/Resistant Stakeholders or Team Members
- Code Cooking
- Requirements in an Agile world
- You Can Agile Anything: An Experiment in Building a House with Agile
- No Estimates
- Agile Transformations: Are they Agile?
With many sessions going on simultaneously, attendees were diligent in taking and sharing notes so others could experience second-hand the sessions they were unable to attend. Weren’t able to attend the conference this year? You’re in luck – session notes can be found here!
Attendees kept the three days light and fun, engaging in activities and tweeting their favorite quotes:
OH: "I came here looking to fill some gaps in my knowledge, and I'm leaving thinking it's all gaps." #AONW #AONW2016
— Jay "Legacy" Bazuzi (@jaybazuzi) February 5, 2016
"Lean Startup is to Lean as Ham is to hamster." – @mcarlson_sb Bravo. #AONW #SeaLean
— Tonianne DeMaria (@Sprezzatura) February 5, 2016
"Von Moltke spoke 7 languages fluently and knew how to be silent in all of them " – Stephen Bungay @SKHolt @aonw #AONW
— Adam Yuret (@AdamYuret) February 5, 2016
OH at #AONW "Hunting elephants in rooms is the easiest part of my job."
— Karen Lechner (@AgileAlaskan) February 4, 2016
Plaster Group’s senior Agile consultant Aki Namioki livened up the final morning of the conference by leading a session on Irish music (there was even some dancing!) Aki also worked hard as an active volunteer in the organization of this conference.
#aonw #AONW2016 music and dance sessions breaking out pic.twitter.com/slXADi7xjU
— クリス Chris Lucian (@ChristophLucian) February 5, 2016
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Above photographs accredited to John Madison