The future of Agile 10YrsAgile

Yesterday lot’s of people were tweeting about 10 years of Agile. And more specifically about the future of agile.

While I was adding pictures to the 10 years of Agile group. I found this picture back. For me, this kid is the future of agile.

Let me explain why:

I did a leadership game on the last day of Agile 2009. I was asking people if they wanted to join. When I asked this boy he was like: “yeah I don’t know anything about programming”; – Me “nah you don’t need it”. He was still not fully convinced but curious enough to join the game. (My interpretation.)

During the game I saw him grow. People treated him equal and he realized that. When he had a great idea he said it and they listened to him. At the last round when I was looking for 2 process leaders (coaches?) he was one of them. I think quite a few coaches could learn from his coaching style. (At least that is how I remember him.) Although a nice picture, it gives a wrong idea of his style. It looks like he was bossing around while in reality he was explaining an idea.

So why is he the future of agile?

– The future is not some +40 year olds discussing agile
– The future is about collaboration
– The future is about trying something you don’t know
– The future is seeing opportunities and grabbing them
– The future is about listening to the best idea’s and using them no matter who they come from.

And these are ‘just’ my ideas, I’m sure he would have much beter ones.

Update: Now you can read Kevin’s ideas: he started to tweet