Agile Open Canada Summary

The Agile Open Canada (un)conference wrapped up in May at the University of Victoria and it was a great event. A sold-out affair with participants from across Western Canada – and even a few from Back East and the USA. The two-day event rotates between Victoria, Vancouver and Banff and uses Open Space Technology to facilitate the agenda and format.

The theme for this year was:

What is at the Heart of Agile?

This year’s theme aims to explore the core reasons that the agile community continues to expand and evolve. For each practitioner, reflect on what is at the heart of Agile for them – for example: focus on value, people, technology, community, learning, process, etc. More so, as you look ahead, what will continue to endure & inspire; and what might be peripheral and can be left behind.

There were dozens of great sessions put up in the Marketplace of Ideas – and to highlight a few from the Alluvial participants:

Kristi Meredith ran sessions on Product Inception and Visual Facilitation.

Sarah Adams ran a big session on Agile Portfolio Management

Petra Skapa lead two talks on the Value of Scrum Masters and the Heart of Agile.

Alluvial has been a proud sponsor and member of the volunteer organizer committee since 2017 and we look forward to continuing our support of this excellent community conference.

Stay in touch via for upcoming details about next year’s edition and we will see you there!