Diana Williams will lead AgileCincy through our first Open Space session. Open Space is a means to self-organize meetings and conferences. This ‘open’ concept allows for those attending to discuss what matters most to them, what they are most passionate about. There is no set agenda, no predetermined topics. There is however, a theme. The theme for this Open Space is of course Agile.
Before the meeting, think about what you want to learn or share. Come prepared to discuss a topic but don’t plan to have an agenda or to lecture others on the subject. Be open to new ideas, new approaches to an existing process. Be open to having a dialog with one another. Be open to sharing your ideas or concerns. Be open to listening.
Open Space has one requirement – your participation. This is expressed in the One Law of Open Space. It is called the Law of Two Feet. Briefly stated, this law says that every individual has two feet, and must be prepared to use them. Responsibility for a successful Open Space resides with each participant. You can make a difference and must make a difference. If that is not true in a given session, you, and you alone, must take responsibility to use your two feet, and move to a new session where you can make a difference.
“If you are not learning or contributing, feel free to move to a place where you can learn or contribute.” This is the law of two feet.
Open Space embraces the following principles:
“Whoever comes are the right people.”
“Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.”
“When it starts is the right time.”
“It’s over when it’s over.”
At the end of the Open Space, we will come together to share some of the big ah-ha’s we have learned, we will roast marshmallows over a bonfire comprised entirely of copies of the PMBOK and sing Kumbaya. Bring your children.
Be prepared to be surprised!
Networking: 5:30 - 6pm
Program: 6 - 7:30pm
Place: Max Technical Training
PMP's: This event counts for 1 PDU