What’s With the Luminaries at Agile2020?

by Doc List

In the almost-20 years since “A Manifesto for Agile Software Development” was written and the 15 or more years before that during which some pre-Agilists were laying the groundwork, Agile has always been a community. A community of people who have experimented, explored, shared, and — one way or another — changed the world in which they live and work.

Luminaries

Luminaries are people who have, in various fashions, shined a light. It might be that they came up with a new way of doing things, like Scrum and XP. It might be that they started and grew a community, like the founders of Agile Alliance. It might be that they have a unique perspective on people and how they lead, how they work together, and how they become something different as a group.

And the Luminaries track?

Some years back Mitch Lacey had the idea to add something new to the Agile20xx conference (hmm — does that make Mitch a Luminary?): a track devoted to bringing in those people who had made a difference, who came to be referred to as “Stalwarts”, and giving members of this community a chance to just chat with them. In front of a lot of people.

Ahmed Sidky

Ahmed Sidky
Ahmed Sidky

Alistair Cockburn

Alistair Cockburn
Alistair Cockburn

Cat Swetel

Cat Swetel
Cat Swetel

Chet Hendrickson

Chet Hendrickson
Chet Hendrickson

Gabrielle Benefield

Gabrielle Benefield
Gabrielle Benefield

Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton
Jeff Patton

Linda Rising

Linda Rising
Linda Rising

Mike Cottmeyer

Mike Cottmeyer
Mike Cottmeyer

Naresh Jain

Naresh Jain
Naresh Jain

Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick
Tricia Broderick

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