I’m happy. NAP agile 2013 went without a hitch. 54 guests drank, ate and discussed the evening away in Net-A-Porter’s beautiful offices – discussing everything from Scrum boards to using agile at an enterprise level.
Our aim was to get agile practitioners along to discuss a variety of subjects; not to deliver an introduction to agile. A higher attendance to the weightier sessions proved that we hit our target audience. We wanted to ensure that groups were a healthy size, but not too large to stifle discussion. So we aimed for 50 attendees (in addition to our 30 staff/helpers) by inviting 70 guests. The response was incredible: the tickets went in less than 48 hours and we ended up with a waiting list of over 80 people!
This morning I’ll be reviewing our guests’ feedback (posted on our event retro wall) to see what improvements we can make next time. Do I consider it a success? Certainly. My aim was to get people talking about agile and to have some enlightening discussions … and eat pizza and drink beer. I’m pretty sure that those goals were fulfilled. The empty Pizza Express and beer boxes confirm the latter certainly happened.
So, keep your eyes peeled for the next agile event hosted by Net-A-Porter. I can see this being the start of a long and fun involvement in the agile community.
NAP agile 2013 was held on the evening of Wednesday 14th August 2013 in London.