Alistair Cockburn

We are delighted to welcome back Alistair Cockburn to 1st Conf. He is one of the initiators of the agile movement, helping write the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in 2001, the agile PM Declaration of Interdependence in 2005, and co-founding the International Consortium for Agile in 2009.

He returns to 1st Conf with his latest thinking on the Heart of Agile

Find out more about Alistair and the speakers.

Ben Linders

 Ben Linders is speaking for the first time ever in Australia at 1st Conf 2016. Based in The Netherlands, Ben is a leading authority on agile retrospectives and is the author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives.

Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean and Quality. He shares his experience in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for Agile at InfoQ and as an expert on TechTarget.

Find out more about Ben and the speakers.

Local experts

The lineup is hand picked from our Australian and overseas network of agile experts.

There will be 3 concurrent streams throughout the day focusing on Team, Technical and Management aspects of organisational agility.

Brought to you by the organisers of LAST Conference, a Top 20 agile event in 2014, and Spark the Change.

Find out more about the speakers


Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of agile.
— Alistair Cockburn

1st Conf Partners


Gold Sponsor

CA Technologies helps businesses of all sizes thrive in the application economy with end-to-end DevOps, Security and Management solutions built for today’s open enterprise. With more than 35 years of experience, CA has the in-depth expertise and extensive range of tools and solutions to help businesses get the most from their technology investments.

We started our business as a collection of leading agile thinkers, implementers and practitioners. We've come together to help clients build great teams that confidently tackle their most complex projects and respond effectively in a disruptive, competitive landscape.

We organise 1st and LAST Conferences. Take a look at the Alistair Cockburn training courses in February and March.


Silver Sponsor

Elabor8 was founded by passionate Agile practitioners and was an early adopter of Agile principles. We are consultative, pragmatic, independent and experts in all Agile approaches - but won’t push a particular flavour. 

Whether you’re brand new to Agile, part way through a transformation and hitting difficulties, or looking to take your Agile practice up a level, we have the skills, scalable resources and tailored accelerators to ensure you experience success in Agile.


Venue - Telstra Conference Centre, 1/242 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Date & Time - 8:30am to 5:30pm, 15 February 2016

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