Agile On The Beach 2011

Talk Synopsis

agile066Agile on the Beach 2011 was the first Agile Conference to be held in Cornwall and brought together some of the most respected speakers in the field today from both the UK and the USA.

The whole event has been hailed as a brilliant success and we would like to thank all the speakers, the sponsors, the venue staff, Event Cornwall and all who attended. We hope that you learnt, shared, connected with other Agile enthusiasts, and left inspired and full of fresh and new ideas

Feedback from attendees has been fantastic. Rob Thompson said: “I want to say that Agile on the Beach was amazing, I cannot believe that something like this has been put on in Cornwall. There was an incredible collection of speakers, fantastic networking and even the beach party was superb.

“I enjoyed speaking immensely and feel quite honoured to have shared the stage with such luminaries.”

As the conference drew ever closer it was clear it was going to be popular. Michael Barritt, of Oxford Innovation organised the event and said: “The whole conference and Agile programme is about bringing the world to Cornwall and taking Cornwall to the world and it is working.

Using Agile, tasks are delivered faster, at a higher quality, with less problems meaning the success of a project is vastly improved compared with traditional techniques.

agile018Known as the ‘godparents of Agile’ Tom and Mary Poppendieck flew over from America to speak at the conference.

Mary explained how agile is relevant to South West businesses: “We have to figure out how to think about agile in a bigger context; how do we use agile to drive new business, especially in a place like Cornwall where you would like to have new businesses to go out to world and make a splash.”

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