PMI Singapore Chapter

Webinar: You Had Me at Agile - An Open Space Event for Agile20Reflect Festival

Webinar: You Had Me at Agile - An Open Space Event for Agile20Reflect Festival

Webinar: You Had Me at Agile - An Open Space Event for Agile20Reflect Festival


About Open Space:

Open Space is a participant-driven event to address a specific question or theme. This event will focus on the 20th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto, which was crafted in 2001.

Open Space allows you to participate in sessions with others whom you may not normally have a chance to talk with. Like agile, Open Space sessions operate under a small set of guiding principles:

  • Whoever comes are the right people;
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have;
  • Whenever it starts is the right time;
  • Whenever it’s over, it’s over;
  • Wherever it happens is the right place.

Additionally, there is one law - The Law of Personal Mobility: If you find yourself where you can’t learn or contribute, move yourself to a place where you can.

About Agile20Reflect Festival: 

PMI Singapore Chapter logoThis Open Space event is part of the community-driven Agile20Festival, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Agile manifesto. For more information or to explore its other events:


"You Had Me at Agile" will focus on:

  • Past of Agile;
  • Present state of Agile;
  • Possible Future of Agile.

The event will kickoff in the (virtual) main room with a presentation on recent agile transformations. Afterwards you can select a breakout room, each with its own focus:

  • Room A - New to Agile;
  • Room B - Agile Veterans;
  • Room C - Transitioning from Waterfall.

In the final session, everyone will return to the main room to share their findings, followed by an update on PMI’s Disciplined Agile, featuring student testimonials from a recent DA class organised by PMI Singapore Chapter.

As part of Agile20Festival, the event will be recorded and those recordings become part of a lasting research data set like Agile Ted Talks. In the future, people can use the Agile20Festival events to self learn and create their own learning paths.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn do’s and don’ts to make an Agile transformation program successful;
  • Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Agile Manifesto and the Agile20Festival;
  • Learn from practitioners about the advantages of Disciplined Agile certification;
  • Meet fellow Agilists who are interested in an Agile Community of Practice in Singapore;
  • Learn about Open Space and how an Agile Open Space event works.

Presentation and Discussion Method:

  • Zoom and Miro board will be used
  • This event will use Zoom breakout rooms, so please ensure that you have INSTALLED Zoom in your computer and login via the app, not through web browser. You can download the Zoom application here:
  • This session will also use Miro board, which you are recommended to access with the Chrome browser
  • Participating from a mobile device is not recommended because you might need to use a keyboard
  • Make sure to have a stable internet connection

About the Presenters:

Aina AliievaAina Aliieva

Scrum Master Canadian Tire
Founder, Time Be Team

Aina Aliieva is a passionate, insightful, and thought-provoking change agent. She believes the best way to evolve organizations and businesses is by evolving their people.

Aina is a Program Manager as well as a Disciplined Agile Champion with PMI in both the West Coast and Toronto Chapters.  She is a passionate Agilest and has 10+ years of experience as an Agile Coach/Scrum Master and a Project Manager

Aina is a proud member of 4 PMI Chapters: Toronto, Canadian West-Coast, UAE and Ukraine.

Kevin Chua

Kevin Chua

Project Management
Nexwave Technologies

Kevin Chua is self driven and disciplined, a believer of lifelong learning and believes in collaboration at all levels as the key success factor for projects.

Kevin is a Senior Project Engineer and a proud member of PMI Singapore Chapter.

Andrew Coates Andrew Coates

Client Solutions / Agile Coach
Optimum Solutions 

Andrew Coates has over 20 years of IT Project and Programme Management experience. His early career as a traditional software project manager included work at Telus and Blue Cross in Vancouver, Canada.

Andrew migrated to Hong Kong in 2010, learning iterative development at HSBC and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. He moved fully into agile with AXA Asia and Standard Chartered Bank, before relocating to Singapore in 2019.

Today Andrew works as an agile coach in the financial industry, and gives back to the community as a volunteer  with the PMI Singapore Chapter.


Event Particulars

Complimentary Event sponsored by PMI Singapore Chapter. Everyone is welcome! 

Waiting list button will appear when we reach capacity - if your plans change and you can't attend - please kindly cancel to release your seat = contact Alicja)

Date: Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Time (SGT): 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm (Click here for a timezone converter)

Venue: Online via ZOOM 

Access Details: Will be emailed separately to registered participants on the day. Please contact Alicja if you don't receive them. 

PDUs: 1 Leadership + 1 Technical (where applicable, PMI ID to be included with registration)

Registration deadlines: Roster closes with waiting list feature when full or 6.30 pm SGT on the day (16 Feb 2021)

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Disclaimers Registration is complimentary, but please cancel if you can't make it given we have limited capacity. If you were not logged in to register (and don't see the cancel button), then please contact Alicja to let her know. Thank you!

By registering for this event, you give permission to PMI Singapore Chapter to contact you with details of how to participate in this event. You will also be included in future communications from the PMI Singapore Chapter, from which it is easy to unsubscribe by following instructions at the bottom of a mailer. Further terms and condition can be found on our website.

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Event Properties

Event Date 16-02-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 16-02-2021 9:00 pm
Registered 182
Cut off date 16-02-2021 6:30 pm
Individual Price Complimentary
No. of Strategic PDUs N/A
No. of Technical PDUs 1
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
Location Webinar
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