One of the most important basic engagement techniques we uncovered in the creation of the Festival has been the “Power of Invitation”
The Agile20Reflect Festival was an open invite to any Agilists to share their passion. Deliberately distributing the events and allowing people to do what they want. There have only been a few events that were out with our scope. As we started on this, we really wanted to find out who was out there? Who was doing what? Who wanted to collaborate with who?
When we first launched the idea, several people doubted that the festival would happen. To help guide us. We have developed a Red – team to minimise risk but we have put a lot of reliance on self-organisation and the ability of the community to self-regulate. Things will go wrong, and we will learn from that, but we have faith in the community to support the festival.
I was blown away at the beginning of the journey when Daniel Mezick took me to see the great Harrison Owen. I was in awe of the great man. He gave me some great wisdom. Whoever comes are the right People, whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened, and It starts when it starts. Meeting Harrison Owen was one of the great moments of my life. I felt completely Humbled.
I am so happy so many people took up the invite! And this is truly Global and truly multilingual And I am looking forward to understanding what happen next. I am still humbled to think that the unpaid volunteers achieved such inclusion. This is the Biggest Agile thing in the world and its free for everyone, a great educational charitable undertaking. I took up the invitation and i will be talking about three things, not theories or methods but human stuff. Imposter phenomenon holding you back, Gratitude and Agile Teams and Celebrating the super powers of Dyslexia and Agility. Three things that I coach in agile teams people in a lot. I followed my Passion.. I invite you to do the same.
And it all starts with the invitation to the Opening Ceremony. And a huge thank you to the volunteers. Agile20Reflect is a worthy celebration.
https://www.meetup.com/agile20reflect-meetup-group/events/275140778/ – Details for the Opening ceremony