My journey discovering Agnostic Agile

By Antonio Cobo

Elevator Pitch

Tired of certifications fights in the Agile world? Tired of companies imposing frameworks without suiting them to customer context? Let me share my journey discovering Agnostic Agile and why I think it is needed!

One size does not fit all! So don’t try to impose the same framework to everybody!


Since the introduction of Agile, a lot of companies have tried to impose the same framework at a big scale without suiting the framework to customer context and to a wider strategic vision. Agile has never been about frameworks or locking your customers into one way of doing things. I’m tired of certifications wars and frameworks wars, let’s focus on our customers!

I will show examples of bad Agile practices and why Agnostic Agile is needed – One size does not fit all! I will introduce Agnostic Agile and review its twelve principles, citing real life examples for each.

Agile is not the final goal, it is only the mean to reach the real goal.


I gave the first version of this talk at JAX DevOps London 2018. Then perform the talk at PMDay Kyiv 2018 and at Agile Tour Brussels 2018.

No special requirements for this talk.