Agile New England

About Agile New England

Agile New England is the leading community of Agile and Lean enthusiasts, practitioners and learners in New England. Based in Boston, we are committed to fostering a greater knowledge of the Agile and Lean values, principles and practices. Our goals are to broaden the understanding and professionalism of our members, and to increase the effectiveness and competitiveness of software development organizations in New England.

Agile New England is affiliated with the ACM and with the Agile Alliance.

History
Agile New England (originally Agile Bazaar) was founded in June of 2002 when Ken Schwaber called a meeting at a hotel in Burlington. He was acting on behalf of the Agile Alliance board in their mission to seed local chapters of Agile Alliance. The founding members present for that first meeting were Mike Dwyer, Stephen McDonald, Ron Morsicato, Ken Schwaber, Tom Stambaugh, Jeff Sutherland, and Nancy Van Schooenderwoert. The organization was renamed €œAgile New England€ in January 2011.

Activities
We hold meetings the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. These meetings explore a wide variety of Agile practices and methodologies, for both beginners and advanced practitioners. The monthly meetings are free of charge, and include a light dinner, courtesy of our sponsors.

We also organize special events during the year, including an annual Deep Agile conference. You can register for next month's meeting here, and browse information on past events on the past events page.