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Jan 24, 2022

Get Ready for the 2022 Agile Coach Conference!

If there was ever a time to put our Agile abilities to the test, that time is now. So much is changing in the world, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for many individuals and organizations to adapt. That is why we are thrilled to welcome you to the 2022 Agile Coach Conference, where you’ll learn from the Agile masters themselves just how Agile working can help you get ahead of the curve. This event will be the perfect place to share best practices and learning cases, as well as a time to reconnect with fellow Agile colleagues, while getting acquainted with new ones.

Energize and Amplify

Though the transition to remote working is no longer a novelty in our lives, it is something that has still left many of us feeling disconnected, grappling for the best practices of working Agile in this hybrid environment. At the drop of a hat, everybody has changed their approach to work, and Agility has led us to shape our environments in a way that enables us to confront the complexity of doing so with ease. With the help of the 2022 Agile Coach Conference, you will have the chance to not only learn all about the implications and benefits of Agility from the masters in the field, but you will also have the opportunity to network with fellow Agile Coaches in a real-life, interactive setting. The Conference is your chance to take a well-deserved break from working remotely and build in-person relationships at the stunning Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam.

Why the Agile Coach Conference?

The secret behind the Agile Coach Conference is that it has been optimised in a way that is perfect for people of all experience levels in the field of Agile working. The Conference has been designed to cater to both expert Agile Coaches, as well as to those who are interested in exploring the concepts of working Agile for the first time. A topic of particular interest that will be covered at this Agile Coach Conference is the benefit of Agility in all departments within an organisation. Though the Agile approach to working started in IT, it has since made its way into Marketing, Human Resources, and more -- and the Conference will show you just how that came to be.

Collective insight -- a key element in working Agile -- will reign supreme during this unique event. Discussions and conversations will provide ample learning opportunities, with the Conference offering multiple engagement formats to encourage active information sharing. The best way to learn is by sharing and hearing stories, which is precisely what the Agile Coach Conference will give participants the opportunity to do.

Quality vs. Results

Do you find that it’s more important to be results-oriented or quality-oriented? At the 2022 Agile Coach Conference, we want to show you that you never have to decide between the two when you are working Agile. Timely results and high quality outputs go hand-in-hand. But don’t just take our word for it -- come learn from the best Agile Coaches who will prove to you that this truly is the case in an Agile environment, regardless of the project that you are working on.

Midfielder DNA Sessions

Whether or not you’re familiar with football, you’re probably curious to learn where we got the inspiration for the name of the Agile Coach Conference: the Midfielder DNA Sessions. If we were to ask you what an Agile Coach is, what would you say? And what values do you believe are part of the Agile Coach’s DNA?

As an Agile Coach, you are tasked to streamline processes, deliver value and support effective collaboration. In football terminology, the comparison to the role of a midfielder in football is easily made. The midfielder usually disrupts the opposing team’s attacks, while simultaneously creating opportunities for goals. Moving between attack and defense, the midfielder typically travels the greatest distance during a match.

Competitive circumstances aside, we can directly extrapolate very specific cross-over values that an Agile Coach shares with a midfielder: a strong awareness of the rest of the team and individual players, providing support for advancement, and preventing mistakes from happening. Creating the circumstances for maximum collaboration, anticipating and maintaining an overview -- all while traveling the distance with each individual member in their Agile transformation process.

Meet the Speakers

No event is complete without its list of reputable speakers, which is why we are proud to bring you some of the best at this Agile Coach Conference. On March 30th, 2020, we will be joined by speakers from a number of diverse and interesting companies, with special appearances from Lyssa Adkins, Sharon Breidel, and Eelco Rustenburg.

Lyssa Adkins, the renowned keynote speaker for the 2022 Agile Coach Conference, is a US-based Agile Transformation Coach and author of the bestselling book, Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition. Sharon Breidel is an Agile Coach, RTE, certified Scrum Master (PSM I), SAFE Program Consultant (SPC), and SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE), currently working as an Agility Expert at Nationale-Nederlanden. Her background is in aviation, services, and HR management, and she will be appearing at our event as a guest speaker. Eelco Rustenburg, a fellow guest speaker, is a Managing Partner at BlinkLane Consulting, as well as the co-author of the acclaimed book, The Power of Scrum. We are incredibly excited about this lineup, and we hope you are too. With these speakers and more, both seasoned professionals and Agile novices will truly be learning from the best Agile Coaches in the field.

Agile Is the Future. And We Are Here for It!

So much has changed for all of us in the past year and a half, both professionally and personally. But despite all the transitions and difficult changes taking place, we have remained resilient and overcome the most stubborn of impediments. The key to our success? Agile working! The Agile approach to work is here to stay, and we are here for it. And, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you at our 2022 Agile Coach Conference for a chance to share stories, network, learn from the masters in the field, and so much more. The best part? If you secure your spot now, you will get to take advantage of our Early Bird discount. So, don’t miss out -- buy your ticket today, and we will see you in March!

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