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Agile:MK December - Agile in Non-Agile Environment with the Open University

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In December Agile:MK will partner with The Open University and use Ketso to explore strategies, solutions, and tactics for overcoming problems and obstacles experienced by Agile teams in non-Agile environments.

Recent research by the Agile Research Network (ARN) found that in more than 75% of organisations Agile practices are used in conjunction with other software engineering methods such as PRINCE2, Waterfall, Spiral, or in an Ad-hoc way. This is in engineering alone – other areas of the business may have not even heard of Agile. This presents a challenge as Agile frameworks require a support structure from the wider business to be truly effective.

In this highly interactive session, we want to know your strategies, solutions, and tactics for trying to be Agile in a non-Agile environment. We’ll be using Ketso, a hands-on kit for creative engagement so you’ll have tangible ideas to take back to your workplace.

About the Agile Research Network (ARN)

The Agile Research Network (ARN) is a collaboration between the Open University and the University of Central Lancashire. Partly funded by the DSDM Consortium, the ARN exists to bridge the gap between academia and industry. We conduct case studies focussed on Agile practices, challenges, and solutions with companies. Our recommendations are based on in-depth, data-driven, empirical research. For more details please visit

About Ketso

Ketso is a toolkit for creative engagement, and provides a structured way to run a workshop. Ketso attempts to get everyone involved and give everyone a voice, proving a creative environment where the workshop can be more useful for everyone. Notable examples of places where the Ketso method has been used are - the NHS, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, University of Pretoria, Tesco, University of Liverpool, and Airbus France. For more details please visit (