Collective Outcomes and Collocated Minds
2021 SustainAgility Conference - Highlights
2021 SustainAgility Conference - Highlights
Since the publication of the Sustainable Agile Manifesto on 11th April 2020, many of the community members were discussing the topic of a conference on and off. We had few community events in 2020 where we discussed the values, opportunities, challenges, etc. However, no concrete discussions done around organizing a big-scale conference. It just so happened that during the week of March 2021, few impromptu meetings with the Core Team members pumped the conference idea. We thought of celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Sustainable Agile Manifesto as a milestone event & conference. With the core team’s help, we were able to put together a highly successful and memorable 2021 SustainAgility conference in less than 4 weeks. An amazing story of purpose, teamwork, and collaboration. A BIG THANK YOU to all the Core Team members. You all are incredible!
The conference ran over 3 hours each day for 2 days (15 and 16 April). These were 2 action-packed days filled with pragmatic talks, fun games & interactive conversations.
There were a few common themes & key takeaways through these two days:
During panel discussions on both days, our elite panel members literally poured golden nuggets continuously. Some of the key takeaways are listed below:
6. Future of work is hybrid and requires an open mind
"The future of work is hybrid and keeping an open mind towards challenges can turn them into opportunities."
"Future of work is hybrid, personalized and will require the partnership of business, governments, and society as a whole"
"Distributed work is not difficult, distributed teamwork is. It requires collocated minds! "
7. Change your perspective to sustain the change
Leadership is all about Influence over Authority. You need to connect first, truly care about them and that’s what transpires transformational outcomes.
"Ensure Continuous Application of what you learn, continuous learning is not enough."
"You must prioritize value over speed. It’s the secret to sustainable transformational outcomes."
One of the highlights during these 2 days of the conference was, the games facilitated by our Core Team Member Rajaram Kannan.
- On day 1, we played the “boggle game” where the participants were asked to create words from letters. The facilitation, instructions, and reflections were all crafted well to stir the minds of the participants. This resulted in great insights and conversations.
- On day 2, we played the “value wheel” game – the participants drew an image for each core value of the sustainable agile manifesto. It was amazing to see the artistry, innovation, and unique ideas that attendees have shown during this game. It’s simply a great way to build shared understanding and visualize our thinking clearly. Special thanks to our Core Team Member Ms. Brittney Gray for creating the value wheel.
Both games, drawings, and the value wheel are made available through our Download Page.
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Wonderful stories and experience sharing
Our 1st SustainAgility conference has been a fun-filled event with multiple takeaways for everyone. We thank all our speakers, community members, CORE Team Members, and well-wishers. We look forward to welcoming you to our next community events really soon.
Cakes, Best Wishes, and much more...
Celebrating the power of community, the passion of our core team, and the encouragement & support of everyone! More power to the community
On Day 2 of the conference, we celebrated a virtual e-cake cutting and participants provided their support and best wishes for the community through a menti poll.
After all the super hard work over 4 weeks, we all decided to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the sustainable agile manifesto with a real cake-cutting ceremony. The Core Team Members from Singapore met on 23 April 2021, at a beachside restaurant with all safe distancing measures in place, we cut the cake together and celebrated the milestone. With a yummy cake and super yummy food, it was good to catch up with all local Core Team Members. You all can join our vibrant community and becomes part of this amazing team.
Sustainable Agile Community is a global movement. It is time we take this to next level and involve people from all walks of life to grow this community and help spread the word around the manifesto and how combining sustainability and agility together can help define the new normal.
If you’re interested in setting on a local Chapter and Meetup, please submit the request and we can work together to launch the local community in your region.
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