Abstract/Description

In this session we will explore why Agile is a Mindset, not a process or a methodology. We will walk through the history of Agile starting from its roots in Lean, to the emergence of the popular agile methodologies like Scrum and XP through the writing of the Agile Manifesto and the evolution of Agile as we now understand it today. This will provide the critical context needed for the remaining sessions in the Boot Camp, show you the 'why' behind things before you dive into the 'how'.

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About the Speaker(s)

Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D. (also know as Dr. Agile because of his doctorate in Agile Transformation) is the Head of Development Management at Riot Games where he leads a team of 70 internal agile coaches and delivery leaders. Ahmed is a well-known thought-leader in the Agile community and is currently serving as the President of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile.com) – an independent accreditation and certification body focused on advancing the state of Agile learning. Throughout his career, Ahmed has led a number of Fortune 100 companies through large-scale agile transformations using his culture-led transformation approach, which focuses on changing and introducing organizational habits critical to sustaining agility. He is the co-author of “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World”, and is a seasoned speaker who has made several keynote appearances worldwide speaking on topics like, the agile mindset, how to create lean high performing habits within teams, and how to transform organization in a manner that achieves sustainable organizational agility.