COVID-19’s Influence on the Future of Agile

JUNE 8-12, 2020

ONLINE! Copenhagen, Denmark

COVID-19’s Influence on the Future of Agile

As a result of the global COVID-19 Pandemic, the way we work, collaborate, and live has changed dramatically. Many of us are currently “working from home” in quarantine to reduce our pandemic exposure and the risk of infection for our colleagues and families. Collaboration is increasingly facilitated by a variety of internet-based tools – substituting screens for face-to-face interactions. How do does this impact our productivity and the future of Agile?  Join us as our panelists share their experiences and observations!


Steven Fraser (panel impresario) has led R&D and knowledge transfer programs for HP, Cisco, Qualcomm, Nortel, Innoxec, and CMU’s SEI. Steven holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (software validation) from McGill in Montréal, a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Queen’s in Kingston, and a B.Sc. in Physics and Computer Science from McGill. Steven consults on strategies and practices to accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies. Steven has developed and deployed agile methodologies, brokered company-university research collaborations, authored papers, curated forums, and facilitated 75+ conference panels. He is a senior member of both the ACM and the IEEE.

Aino Corry

Aino Vonge Corry is a teacher, a technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a Ph.D. in computer science. She has 12 years of experience with Patterns in Software Development, and 10+ years’ experience with facilitation of retrospectives. For the past 5 years she has been focused on facilitating the agile journey for several companies in Denmark. She also teaches how to teach Computer Science to teachers, and thus lives up to the name of her company; Metadeveloper.

Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is an internationally recognized thought leader on software development practices. He is the author of Code Complete (2nd edition, 2004) and More Effective Agile: A Roadmap for Software Leaders (2019). At Construx, he acts as CEO, founder, and Chief Software Engineer. Steve has served in numerous software industry roles, including Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine, Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Activities Board, and member of the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, and earned a Master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University.


Rachel Reinitz is an IBM Fellow, CTO and Founder of the IBM Garage. The IBM Garage is a prescriptive approach for building innovative applications. The IBM Garage partners with clients of all sizes to transform how they define, design, develop, and deploy engaging cloud applications. Rachel founded the first IBM Garage in 2014 in San Francisco. She is a frequent conference presenter and article author. You can learn more about the IBM Garage Methodology at