This is a stage for pioneering Agile thoughts, practices, models and questions. It is a place to share emergent, intriguing, minority interest and innovative ideas. It is a home for unfashionable concepts, unpopular ideas and dissenting voices.
It is fertile ground for slow burning, long term ideas, where they can grow and thrive. Ideas like Agile Contracting, which appeared in Breaking Acts last year but is still a minority interest activity very much in its infancy.
The Agile Frontier stage accepts proposals that are new and do not fit into the existing categories. It is the home of every idea for which “people” say “it is not Agile” or “it is just wrong”. It is the double black run for your new ideas as a speaker where the audience will challenge you on every aspect. Performances on this stage may illuminate new approaches that will make you question your beliefs or inspire you to try something new. Whatever the specific content is, each session will challenge you to think hard about what you do, whether you’re presenting or attending.
Performances on this stage may or may not impact the future direction and maturity of Agile processes. At the same time, it is the place to visit to see what could become hot in the next five years.
Agile is the shared love of learning, and to facilitate learning we need innovation in big steps. Remember that many parts of Agile were started by doing extreme things when “everybody else” thought it was crazy. If it had been up to the majority at that time, Agile would have never been possible. Please join us on this stage as we continue to find better, easier ways to be Agile in organizations, between organizations, in business dealings, in software and non-software projects.
The Agile Frontier embraces these ideals.
Given the nature of this stage, it is impossible to suggest possible topics without implicitly excluding other relevant topics. Instead of a list of topics, here are the values for this stage:
- Exploratory ideas over established norms;
- Revolutionary concepts over evolutionary increments;
- Identifying options over committing approaches;
- Challenges over acceptance;
- Adaptation to environment over insistence on form;
While we recognize the opportunity for advancing our art in the items on the right, this stage feels there are greater opportunities in the items on the left.