The Raleigh Durham (RTP – Research Triangle Park) Chapter of the Agile Leadership Network is hosting our annual OpenSpace Conference. This year the conference is coordinated with the Agile20Reflect Festival.
Our organizing theme is “The Pandemic and Onward.” For many in technology, remote working and distributed teams are familiar territory. In other business sectors, like financial and manufacturing, the pandemic isolation has been a disruption. For personal services and hospitality, its been nothing short of a disaster.
Outside of business, the pandemic has turned the modern dilemma of a person who is “alone in a crowd” into a person who is “in a crowd alone.” Our contact with others is mediated through apps and telecommunication devices. At one time we have never been more connected while being so apart.
And, yet, we see adaptation, innovation, and change: theaters stream live performances and musicians sell concerts from their living rooms; Zoom has become synonymous with on-line conferencing with families and friends; schools consider a future where there are no more snow days.
How has the pandemic disrupted the workplace? What role has Agile played in the response to the disruption? Which of these changes are lasting? What does the Future of Work look like after the pandemic has ended?
Join us to explore the past, present, and future of Agile through the lens of the global pandemic and our response to it.