Agile2021: With a Little Help from Our Friends

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Agile2021: With a Little Help from Our Friends

As we put the finishing touches on Agile2021, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the contributions of the MANY people and organizations who help make this event so special. Pulling together a conference of this size requires substantial help from our friends. In particular, we really appreciate how our sponsors stepped forward this year to support our dream of creating an outstanding Agile conference accessible to Agile practitioners around the globe.

Agile2021 Global Partner

Our global partner, Scrum Alliance, stepped up early in this process as we tried to figure out what would even be possible in 2021. They have provided help and support in a variety of ways in planning Agile2021, and the inclusion of an Agile Coaching Career Lab as part of the event adds to the range of experiences on offer for Agile2021 attendees. Special thanks to Howard, Roxi, Leticia, and Nadia for their help along the way.

Agile2021 Lead Sponsors

Our lead sponsors play a few different roles in helping to help make our first online edition of ‘the big conference’ a success. In addition to financial sponsorship, they have helped by using their reach to spread the word far and wide about Agile2021. And by sponsoring sessions, and in some cases pulling together great panels and presentations, they have contributed directly to the learning experiences on offer to Agile2021 attendees. Many of them are also providing valuable resources and other goodies to conference attendees in their Marketplace stalls and in the digital event bag. If you’re attending the conference, don’t forget to stop by and visit our sponsors: Apptio, Atlassian, Broadcom /Rally, Excellarate, Flight Levels, Globant, IIBA, Leading Agile, Lucid, Planview, PMI, Scaled Agile, Scrum.org, ServiceNow, Sparkplug, and UST.

Agile2021 Sponsors

I’d also like to thank Adventures with Agile, Agility Health Radar, CertiProf, LitheSpeed, Octo for their support, as well our media sponsors CIOReview and Pearson.

Lastly, I want to acknowledge IEEE Software and Agile Testing Days, who each helped curate great programming on the Agile Exchange.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring Agile Alliance events and activities (and interacting with a large global audience of people keen to learn and share about Agile), there will be a variety of opportunities coming up over the next couple of months. Contact sponsorship@agilealliance.org to find out more.

 

About the Author


Ellen Grove is the Interim Managing Director of Agile Alliance. Based in Ottawa, Canada, Ellen has been working in software development for over 20 years, moving from software testing to user-centered design to managing development teams to Agile coaching and training. Ellen is an Agile Coach, trainer and facilitator who works with organizations of all sizes - from startups to multinationals - to help them find more effective ways of working based on Lean and Agile principles and practices. After many years of organizing and presenting at Agile events at home and around the world, Ellen was elected to the Agile Alliance board of directors in 2017, and became the chair of the board in February 2020 before stepping into her current role.


This is an Agile Alliance community blog post. Opinions represented are personal and belong solely to the author. They do not represent opinion or policy of Agile Alliance.

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