The Heart Of Agile

With Dr. Alistair Cockburn
Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto

July 6-7 2022
Vienna, Austria
Alistair Cockburn in Vienna

Venue To Be Announced
Detailed Address TBA,
1010 Vienna, Austria
06.-07. Jul 2022,
09:00-17:00 CEST

The Heart Of Agile in the Heart of Europe – Vienna.

Spend 2 Amazing Days with Dr. Alistair Cockburn,
Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto.

An Agile Journey for Everyone!

It was a coincidence, software developers decoded the Agile Way of Working.
Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, well-known book author and top expert in his field, was one of them. Today, with The Heart of Agile, Dr. Cockburn brings the core of agile ways to any industry and area of any type of organization, to any area of application.

This workshop is pure agile, for all job titles. It sets the standard for entry-level learning, and re-establishes the subtle aspects of agile ways of working for intermediate practitioners.

The workshop is designed to give the attendee practice in the core elements of team success across any organization: collaboration, delivery, reflection and improvement. Each part of the workshop introduces a topic matching the most recent advances in the agile world, including solution-focused coaching, guest leadership, collaboration patterns, project slicing, decisions as inventory, and building a culture of listening.


In this workshop you will,
  • Understand what is and isn’t a useful agile way of working, what forms the heart of agile, and how all the modern decorations on agile came about
  • See how teamwork, communication & frequent delivery affect your project, initiative or service delivery
  • Gather additional techniques
  • Understand how your new way or working fits with agile & Scrum (one of the most popular frameworks in the agile space)
Agile Manifesto Co-Author Dr. Cockburn helps you feel how it is to do effective agile, whatever your industry or role.

Who is this Workshop for?

Level: Beginner and Advanced.

Who should Attend:
People from any industry, looking to understand the essential concepts and techniques of agile development, independent of any branded methodology.

Course Goal for Attendees:
  • Why agile works, the central principles of agile development
  • The “Heart of Agile”: Collaborate, Deliver, Reflect, Improve
  • How to do incremental, value-based development
  • How it fits with Scrum and non-Scrum approaches
  • How to improve team habits
  • Current topics in the agile world: Lean Startup, Guest Leadership

Workshop Description

Attend this course from one of the founders of the agile movement to understand what really is and what really isn’t agile development (developing an organization, which develops products & services).

  • To develop a feeling for how teamwork, communication, customer interaction and continuous improvement affect your project
  • to understand how your locally tailored way of working fits with Scrum and non-Scrum approaches
  • and gather a few techniques to take home and use immediately.

This workshop replaces the ornate and complicated rules of the different agile approaches including Scrum with an emphasis on the four basic elements of good agile development:
Collaborating, Delivering, Reflecting, Improving.

The workshop serves to introduce agile development to people in any role in any industry. It is pure agile. The format of this workshop has developed and evolved over a fifteen-year period, incorporating insights from different curricula and different schools. As such, it is suitable for people working in Scrum-based organizations, as well as those using a free-form style of Agile.

The main purpose of the workshop is to give attendees a deep appreciation for the power of agile development, when done effectively. Each of the core steps, Collaborate, Deliver, Reflect, Improve, gets attention, so that the participants understand how and why each works and contributes to improved team results.

The workshop adds just enough theory so as a participant you have an idea of how and where changes can be made in real-life situations while staying within the agile sweet spot.


Workshop Organization

Dr. Alistair Cockburn (Cō-burn). One of the original authors of the Agile Manifesto. Voted in “The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes” for his work in Use Cases and Agile Software Development

Internationally renowned strategist, author of the Jolt award-winning Agile Software Development and Writing Effective Use Cases, he co-created the Agile Manifesto, the Declaration of Interdependence, the Agile Project Leadership Network, the International Consortium for Agile and the Heart of Agile.

Dr. Cockburn is an expert on agile development, project management, process design, use cases, and object-oriented development.

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