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The future of Agile (if there is any).

In 2001 a few of us met in hopes that we could agree on a simple statement that defines lightweight processes.  We wrote a simple manifesto, and chose the name Agile.  We had no idea how successful this idea would be.  At that meeting, Kent Beck stated a prime goal: “To heal the divide between business and development”.  

Has that divide been healed?  Or has it been made worse?  Is Agile succeeding today or, like so many other movements before it, has it been diluted into irrelevance?

I'm sure Bob needs no introduction, but just in case:

Robert Martin (Uncle Bob) (@unclebobmartin) has been a programmer since 1970. He is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, an acclaimed speaker at conferences worldwide, and the author of many books including: The Clean Coder, Clean Code, Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, and UML for Java Programmers.  He is a prolific writer and has published hundreds of articles, papers, and blogs.  He served as the Editor-in-chief of the C++ Report, and as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance.  He is the creator of the acclaimed educational video series at

For this event we're pleased to partner with ACCU, who have been kind enough to lend us a space following the first day of their Developers Conference.

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  • BenJam

    April 11, 2014

  • Ian C.

    Very disappointed that I didn't get to the head of the wait list until after it was too late for me to set off and still arrive on time. If possible please give a bit more notice if you drop out.

    2 · April 9, 2014

  • Ewan M.

    Great write-up of Uncle Bob's talk by Jeff Foster:

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Jeremy N.

    Uncle Bob in his own inimitable style, witty, erudite, informative and slightly bonkers - well worth the trip to Bristol to see him!

    April 9, 2014

  • Sean M.

    Big take away reminder for me was the goal of Transparency. Great work UB, BSUG & ACCU!

    April 9, 2014

  • Ewan M.

    Very entertaining talk, in spite of the serious questions raised by Uncle Bob: not least of course "is μ rising, or falling?". Thanks all for coming.

    2 · April 8, 2014

  • Lily S.

    Really sorry to miss this but I'm too ill :-( hopefully will make the next one.

    April 8, 2014

  • Marie D.

    Apologies, I can't make it this evening after all.

    April 8, 2014

  • BenJam

    I've a couple of late meetings in London now so can't make it. Shame. For now all I'll do is ask whether we're really beyond agile and link to:

    April 7, 2014

  • Keith J.

    I've just had to drop out due to illness so my space should be free now (gutted)

    April 7, 2014

  • Sunny

    I'd love to attend if some spaces free up

    April 7, 2014

  • Richard E.

    Will this meeting be recorded? I’m unable to attend, but I was really looking forward to it.

    April 7, 2014

  • Mike C.

    I really enjoyed the last session in Bath, thanks. Looking forward to this one.

    March 13, 2014

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