AgileByExample 2020

April K. Mills

April K. Mills is a global speaker, consultant, coach and trainer on change agency, Agile, and accelerating results. She is the author of Everyone is a Change Agent: A Guide to the Change Agent Essentials.

April shares her insights and encouragements for change on social media and at her site: She’s confident that we can create the changes we want today if we will each and together live the change agent’s motto: “I will do what I can, with what I have, where I am.”

Keynote— The Answer is in the First Line of the Manifesto

Has your Agile effort slowed or is it failing? Are you wondering "What's gone wrong?" You're not alone. What if the key to more successful, sustainable Agile had been hiding in the first line of the Agile Manifesto?

April Mills will guide us through a closer look at the first line of the Agile Manifesto, and unlock the secrets we might have missed. Focusing on just eight words from the first line of the Agile Manifesto, April will describe how we can energize and accelerate our Agile efforts. As a bonus, these eight words also provide the answer to the question, "How can we, the internal and external Agile change agents, work better together to create agile organizations?"

Now for the test: Can you recite the first line of the Agile Manifesto from memory? If not, feel free to look it up and guess at which eight words April will focus on. Come to AgilebyExample to check your guess against her answer or tweet your guess and #whatstheanswer to her at @engineforchange.

Workshop— How to Accelerate Your Agile Implementation

Bring your agile implementation challenges to this workshop, led by April Mills, where she'll introduce you to many ways that implementations slow, stall or stop and provide easy to implement tactics to accelerate your implementation today. To get the most out of the workshop, attendees are encouraged to read, "Everyone is a Change Agent: A Guide to the Change Agent Essentials" prior to attending. You'll leave the workshop with at least three things you can do right away to make your implementation faster and more successful.