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Agile Womanfesto: Rewriting the Future of Agile TODAY!


  • Submitted: Thu, 2016-06-02 20:00
  • Updated: Thu, 2016-06-02 20:00
Presenter: Tania Katan
  • Topic: People
  • Type: 7 Minute Pecha Kucha

In 2001, 17 men and exactly no women, got together to create the: Manifesto for Agile Software Development! This historical moment is depicted on the agile manifesto website, where you will see the soft light of discovery streaming in through the windows and if you look to the right of the image, you’ll see something even more extraordinary… A woman! It’s true, she snuck into the meeting, disguised only in a beige button down shirt and business casual pants and, when it came time to sign the manifesto, she came up with the most hyper-masculine name she could think of: Alistair Cockburn. How do I know this? I am the REAL Alistair Cockburn! Well, actually, Tania Katan and it’s time for me to tell the REAL agile manifesto story! It’s the radical notion that a diverse team creates a diverse product. Can you handle the Agile Womanfesto?? Yeah, well choose this lightening talk and let’s light it up!


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