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Daniel Mezick on Open Agile Adoption!

In advance of delivering his keynote at the Global Scrum Gathering in Paris, Daniel Mezick will host a presentation & group discussion on Open Agile Adoption at Agile Culture New York!

Open Agile Adoption is a repeatable technique for getting rapid and lasting buy-in from stakeholders on your agile team. It is based on the hypothesis that human engagement is what actually powers genuine and lasting Agile adoptions.

Daniel Mezick is an agile & scrum coach, public speaker, and author of The Culture Game, a tutorial and reference guide for encouraging team learning. Daniel has taught and coached over 100 agile software teams since 2007.


What is Open Agile Adoption?

Open Agile Adoption is a repeatable technique for getting a rapid and lasting Agile adoption. It works with what you are currently doing, and can be added at any time. It incorporates the power of invitation, Open Space, passage rites, game mechanics, storytelling and more, so your Agile adoption can take root.

The hypothesis of Open Agile Adoption (OAA) assumes the following:

• Engagement is the fuel of a rapid and lasting Agile adoption.

• The use of Open Space Technology is effective in generating high levels of engagement.

• Creative and independent thinkers do their best work when actively engaged, and will actively disengage when explicit mandates reduce feelings of freedom and autonomy.


There is much more to the idea of Open Agile Adoption - you can get a fuller story here:


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  • Daniel M.

    Thanks to Andy & Amr for arranging and thanks to everyone who attended. Thanks especially for your many probing and insightful questions following my brief session. Your questions added loads of texture to the session and helped me prepare for the Global Scrum Gathering keynote on Open Agile Adoption next week. Here is the keynote link:

    Thank to each of you for helping me is this way. Please go to for more info on how to plan and execute an inviting Open Agile Adoption inside YOUR company. If you have specific questions, you can contact me via the links below or call[masked]
    or email dan [at] newtechusa [dot] net

    Thanks, Dan (

    September 17, 2013

  • Carol K. T.

    Excellent discussion on the organizational challenges to Agile and the opportunities Open Space offers.

    September 17, 2013

  • William C.

    Great seminar

    September 16, 2013

  • Joleen T.

    Very interesting and inspiring speaker. Enjoyed the interactive participation and overall group energy.

    September 16, 2013

  • Damien C.

    Sincere apologies I cannot make it on short notice, have a great meetup.

    September 16, 2013

  • Carol K. T.

    I read the introduction and agree with the dynamics you described. It captures the ideas of Scharmer's learning from an emerging future and a guidance practice I employ. Looking forward to this evening's gathering.

    September 16, 2013

  • Daniel M.

    I plan to see you Monday! Folks who want to do some pre-work can examine the introduction to the Open Agile Adoption handbook, here is the link:

    September 15, 2013

  • JVK

    Agile practitioner

    September 11, 2013

  • Leila

    Apologies. Have conflict now for 9/16 - hope to join next mtg.

    September 8, 2013

  • Leila

    Looking forward!

    September 2, 2013

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