Filling our Agile adoption gaps - Open Space

Thanks very much to CPA Global and Sandy in particular for hosting this Agile Sydney event to get our conversations going for 2013!


Important reminder: please keep your RSVP status up-to-date. The venue has a strict attendance limit and not changing your RSVP status when you decide not to attend means that someone else misses out unnecessarily. Please be respectful of others in our Agile community. Thanks.


This is an opportunity to discuss Agile-related topics of your choice that related to the theme:

"Filling in our Agile adoption gaps".

What gaps do you have in your Agile implementation?

What is a technique, framework or other change that might fill this gap?

What would you like to know that would help your organisation to proceed?

Bring your topic ideas along on the evening and post one or two to the 'marketplace' - our agenda for the evening.

We expect to have a diverse group of Sydney Agile practitioners coming to candidly share experiences, ideas and advice.


We had a very successful end of year session at the end of 2011 using the Open Space format. See:

If you have not participated in a real Open Space before (as per Harrison Owen's Open Space Technology), this video provides a good introduction:

Let's work together to create another open, engaging forum to discuss the Agile-related topics of most interest to you. As per 2011 we will use Open Space Technology to post topics and collaboratively create our agenda.


As usual, the Open Space will be about everyone being involved in discussion with just a few principles to keep in mind:

- Whoever comes are the right people
- Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
- Whenever it starts is the right time
- When it’s over, it’s over
- The law of two feet applies; when you feel you can no longer contribute or learn something from the session you should move on. This is not a judgment on the people or the topic.
- The person with the passion for the topic has the responsibility to facilitate the discussion and provide feedback to the whole group,
- Respect each other, hear what everyone has to say
- Allow yourself to be surprised

Whilst the first principle suggests anyone can come to an open space session, the organisers would very much appreciate you RSVP'ing accurately as per whether you will come along for the evening so that we know how many people we are catering for.

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  • Craig G.

    Thanks to everyone who came along. Great info and great people. Special thanks to Sandy and Rowan for all their hard work organising the night.

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Mike L.

    It is a great meetup and thanks a lot for Rowan and Sandy's organization. Looking forward to meet again soon!

    February 13, 2013

  • Steve S.

    My first meetup but won't be my last. Thanks to those who shared their thoughts and experiences.

    February 12, 2013

  • Sandy M.

    Well, I didn't really know what to expect, but WOW! What a fantastic concept and turnout! Everyone had something valuable to share. Thanks to all for your input and ideas. I think many of us will be able to go back to our teams with some realistic and proven solutions. Looking forward to more meetups in this Open Space format.

    2 · February 12, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Rowan and Sandy did an excellent job! Lots of great people with fantastic insights. Pizza was a superb touch.

    2 · February 12, 2013

  • Saket A.

    Sorry cant attend, something urgent has come up

    February 12, 2013

  • Wayne D.

    Apologies but unable to attend tonight.

    February 12, 2013

  • Rowan B.

    We have increased the RSVP limit to 60 as we usually only get a 50% turn-up rate. Let's see if we can improve on that this time!

    If you haven't already, I'd recommend having a look at the short video about Open Space at:

    For those of you curious about where Open Space Technology comes from in more depth, see:

    We'll have pizza from 5:30pm and start proceedings at 6pm with a little surprise for those who arrive on time.

    See you tomorrow evening!


    February 11, 2013

  • Azadeh

    Hi can i be replaced with one of the cancellations please?

    February 7, 2013

  • Brendan K.

    Sorry I can't make it so someone else can take this spot.

    December 16, 2012

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