Tucson Metro Chamber issued the following announcement on Feb. 20.
Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of the City of Tucson, Arizona proclaim March 11, 2019 through
March 17, 2019 - “Be Agile Week”.
Dr. Dave Cornelius, KnolShare.org Servant Leader said “dedicating a full week to being agile
and developing a learning community that embraces Agile practices to accelerate innovation is
essential to people and organization growth. In celebration of the “Be Agile Week”, the Agile
Open Arizona and Agile Coach Camp Arizona unconferences are being held at the Tucson
Convention Center on Friday, March 15, 2019 and March 16, 2019 respectively. We anticipate
attendance from Tucson, Phoenix, and surrounding areas in Arizona, as well as people from
other states, and countries.” Half-day workshops will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019,
covering such topics as Diversity, equity, and inclusion, Introduction to Agile, High performing
teams, and Getting real without getting fired.
"Agile Open Arizona is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and the broader ecosystem to add
to their innovation toolbox," said Liz Pocock, CEO of Startup Tucson. "We are excited to see
more collaborative events, energy, and ideas becoming accessible to our community."
Phil Brook, Agile Alliance Managing Director said “Agile Alliance is pleased to support the 5
Saturdays Initiative , chaired by Dr. Dave Cornelius,” said Phil Brock, Managing Director, Agile
Alliance . “This unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agile, and Math) program
emphasizes Agile project-based learning that encourages high school and college students to
embrace self-directed innovations. Our organization is also a proud sponsor of Agile Open
Arizona, Agile Coach Camp conferences, and the Agile for Humanity Meetup Group in Tucson.
We appreciate this proclamation for “Be Agile Week” for the week of March 11-17, 2019 from
the city of Tucson, Arizona — it furthers our mission to support people who explore and apply
5 Saturdays, a JCWalk Ministries Program, P.O. Box 2543, Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Be Agile Week
Agile values, principles, and practices to make building software solutions more effective,
humane, and sustainable.”
The 5 Saturdays STEAM program will benefit from donations gifted by the Agile Open Arizona
attendees and a percentage of proceeds from the “Be Agile Week” events” said Dr. Dave,
Founder of 5 Saturdays STEAM program. “The donations will support the launch of the 5
Saturdays STEAM program in May 2019 in Tucson, AZ. ”
Howard Sublett, Scrum Alliance Chief Product Owner said “ We are very happy with any initiative
that helps inspire people towards a more human centered way to work. Dr. Dave and Tucson Mayor
Jonathan Rothschild have gone down in history as being the first city ever to have a “ Be Agile Week”.”
“Organizations are suffering from a lack of trust, and it's costing them speed, productivity, and
collaboration. Our workshop focuses on what anyone can do about it by recognizing how your
behavior is building trust--or not--and practice speaking hard truths so that others can hear it,”
said Allison Pollard, Improving, Inc. Principal Consultant.
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