Agile Arizona is right around the corner. It is in its fourth year and is expected to welcome 500+ attendees!

Agile Arizona is the Southwest’s regional conference for Agile practitioners, coaches, trainers and enthusiasts.

Guess what, we are sponsoring AGAIN this year!

This affordable event is a full-day experience mixing passionate people, great ideas, and industry best practices in a unique and creative setting.

You’ll notice the logo of Agile Arizona is the Desert Jack Rabbit (AKA Hare) native to Arizona. Why do you think this is the logo?

Well the desert Jack Rabbit relies on its exceptional speed and great leaping to evade predators.

…so it makes sense that this desert-dwelling mammal would be used as a symbol of agility.  If you look up the word Agile, you’ll find:

ag·ile

adjective 

1. able to move quickly and easily.

2. relating to or denoting a method of project management, used especially for software development, that is characterized by the division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment and adaptation of plans.

Today, conferences like Agile Arizona with a mission of furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish are popping up everywhere.  Did you know it wasn’t until the 1990’s that methodologies emphasizing close collaboration between teams began to gain increasing public attention?

In 2001, seventeen independent-minded software development practitioners gathered in Snowbird Utah to discuss the term “Agile.” These practitioners realized that it was important to have close collaboration between the development team and business stakeholders to successfully run a business.

While there was a lot of disagreement, through this gathering emerged four main values:

1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

2. Working software over comprehensive documentation

3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

4. Responding to change over following a plan

From these core principles, several Agile Methodologies have emerged including Scrum, Unified process, dynamic systems development method, crystal clear, extreme programming, adaptive software development and feature-driven development.

Agile Arizona has 25 sessions through the three day long conference.

The adoption of Agile has led to success rates in software development, added quality and speed to the market and boosted moral, motivation and productivity of IT teams.  Companies all around the globe are benefiting from the Agile approach. While tools are important, people are more important. The process is made by people with feelings, bodies, and thoughts.

An Agile organization understands that it is in a constant flux to exploit new opportunities and add value and purpose. Forget about the traditional business model…

Agile recognizes that a certain amount of autonomy must be given and encouraged to promote invocation and add value. Rather than relying on top-down directives, open interactive conversations are far more valuable.

A big part of Agile is to dive in, it’s about doing as opposed to being paralyzed by over-planning. At Isos Technology, employees are encouraged to focus on the company culture and mindsets when going about a project. We rise by lifting others.

There are many reasons why you should attend!

  1. Did you know that the AZ Tech community is rather small (but growing!) Show some support for your local community! Stronger technical people = stronger technical teams which means successful companies!
  2. Come out for the great presentations. You will leave the conference with new skills & perspectives on Agile hurdles that you couldn’t gain from just reading books and online articles.
  3. Get Certified! With so many workshops you’re sure to find a topic that interests you. Kick butt and then spend a great day networking with your peers.
  4. By keeping in the know on what is going on with Agile, you can continue to iterate over performance improvements.
  5. Meet Us! We are going to be on site and ready for any questions you may have about your Atlassian needs. Plus, we have some awesome swag, giveaways and helpful tools to share

DATES

Nov 22 – Full day Conference

Nov 21 – Pre-conference Workshops

Nov 20–21 – 2-day Certifications / Classes

What are you waiting for? Hop on over! 

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