The Agile Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Nigeria’s largest Agile professional body, announced today, Monday, February 22, 2021, plans to host the 4th edition of the Annual Agile Nigeria Conference 2021, themed “Strategic Agility – Market Creating Innovations”.
In a statement, the association confirmed that this year’s conference would be a virtual event and that participants can expect exciting and fully packed sessions. The conference is scheduled to take place from Monday 1st – Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
Speaking on the conference, Chief Executive Officer/Founder, The Agile Advisor Africa, Mrs. Abiodun Osoba, said it was in view of the current global realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic that her organization, as the event organiser decided to move the conference from a physical event as it’s been the practice in the last three years to a virtual platform. Adding that the safety of its members, expert facilitators and other participants is most paramount.
She expressed confidence at the ample opportunities and benefits that this online conference presents to everyone, most especially the conference facilitators and participants in terms of improved levels of engagement, meaningful deliberations and discussions, real-time Q&A, amongst others.
“This year’s conference although will be hosted online, will be no different from the previous editions aimed at seeking emerging opportunities, growing appetite and further driving the evolution of Agile in Nigeria”, she assured.
Osoba added that the forthcoming 4th edition of the Agile Nigeria Conference, comes on the heels of the hugely successful 3rd edition held last year from Wednesday, 4th – Friday 6th March 2020 at the Leisure Building, Landmark Towers, 5b Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos; which attracted over 100 executives, managers, software developers and researchers from over three countries who gathered to hear from recognized experts, authors, innovators and practitioners who offered their unique insight.
The annual Agile Nigeria Conference is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a veritable avenue for people and ideas to flourish. The main conclusions of the Agile Conference will be reflected and incorporated into the declaration of how Agile will help transform workplaces, businesses and services as well as the adoption of Agile frameworks by the participants at the Conference.
“This year’s conference promises to be even bigger and better than its previous editions. We have lined up no fewer than 20 seasoned subject matter experts from within and outside of Nigeria as speakers.
This conference, therefore, offers an unparalleled opportunity for participants to glean new ideas, share knowledge, and experiences on a truly international stage to help boost their productivity and innovation and garner evolving patterns of high performing teams,” she stated.
She stated that the three-day conference is targeted at individuals seeking professional development and aspiring to broaden their horizons in areas such as Agile leadership, Change Management, Agile Mind-Sets, Systems Thinking, and Agile Product Development amongst others.
The Agile Practitioners Association of Nigeria understands that Nigeria needs transformation in both the private and public sectors. This much-desired change can be achieved using the Agile Methodology, which allows a paradigm shift towards an innovative and problem-solving mindset.
Driven by market needs, customer expectations, and evolving technological innovation, today’s constantly changing business environment is forcing companies to adapt their Agile models of management and corporate governance—or risk being left behind.
The Agile Practitioners Association of Nigeria, through its partners and members, provides the opportunity that will allow organizations to connect with other industry leaders and jointly share experiences and insights, helping all members and organizations to better navigate the emerging and complicated domain of business agility.
“Let me seize this opportunity on behalf of the management of The Agile Advisor Africa to extend our profound gratitude to all of our sponsors and partners for their immense contributions, support and generosity. Without them, we would not have come so far, especially with regards to this conference,” she added.
The ability to quickly adapt is the lifeblood of modern enterprises, and our partnership with Agile professionals in Nigeria will complement our mission to help organizations innovate, improve productivity, and remain relevant in our rapidly changing world, the organisation said.