I attended the Agile Africa Conference with my company, IQ Business, on Monday and Tuesday this week. It’s always great to meet others in the field and listen to some amazing thinking from South Africa, Africa and abroad.
As you may have guessed, I spent every talk sketching live (my fingers are a bit sore) and it was so worth it! I managed to get most of the talks down on paper and I’ll use them to refer back to concepts and ideas that were shared. I’m going to share them here and I hope that you find value in them…
To view the whole programme and speakers, you can visit the Agile Africa website, it’s also worth having a look at all the Tweets which encapsulate a lot of the quotes from the talks – here is the tag and the handle for the conference.
There were also some other amazing sketches from the conference:
These are the keynotes that were at the conference:
Henrik Kniberg – Alignment at scale
Sandy Mamoli – Self-Selection
Neal Ford – Why does Yesterday’s Best Practice Become Tomorrow’s Anti-pattern?
Here are most of the sketches from the other presentations that I attended:
A Learning Continent – unlocking African opportunities – CodeX
UX by Wire: Designing the Most Loved product – Job Mashapa and Farai Madzima
Is anyone there? Dealing with distributed teams – Samantha Laing and Karen Greaves
Leader transformation: a side effect of an agile transition –
Subash Sharma and Felicity Brady
Fish ponds and Agile – Dillon Weyer
Unlocking ScrumMastery through the ScrumMaster Academy – Biase De Gregorio
Requirements Engineering for Agile Product Owners: Hunting Value with Structured Conversations – Pavel Dabrytski
Pivoting Without Pain is Impossible – Nyaradzai Samushonga
Active Agile: The story of a rewarding scaled agile implementation – Justin Doyle
Lead with needs – Danie Roux and Kevin Trethewey