What is Agile-a-thon ?
Want to join peer agilists, contest along with learning, and win prizes too, then you are at the right place.
Join Agile-A-Thon, an 8 sprints (each of timebox 1 week) long Learning, Contesting and Winning Marathon for Agilists around the world. First 7 sprints will present you with a unique Goal, a ‘Problem statement’ or a ‘Research topic’, and you have to submit your response to that. That’s it. The Judges will do their part of unbiased assessment. This cycle runs for 7 weeks, your 7 sprints. Each Sprint will have a winner, who gets prize(s). In the 8th sprint we decide the winner for the entire Agile-A-Thon.
Participation is absolutely FREE, but the outcome of this participation is:
Learning from experience of Peer Agilists
Networking with Aglists across the globe
Personal Brand building, digital footprints created
Become searchable and reachable
Get insights from Global Lean Agile Thought Leaders
WIN prizes and respect in community
Top solutions will be posted on the website. Grab this opportunity.
How our participants felt?
Agile-A-Thon is a great platform for all Agile enthusiasts to collaborate, learn , explore and collect all your experiences around the goal and come with your best foot forward. It gives yourself an alarm that we need to be learning and sharing in th...read more
Scrum Master, Ion Trading Pvt Ltd
Kudos to Agile-A-Thon team , judges, participants and website team for all the amazing coordination and backend efforts that made this an overall enriching learning episode a great experience....read more
V P, Enterprise Agile coach, BA Continnum India Pvt Ltd
Agile-A-Thon is a great place to share your thoughts and understand others at the same time. The best part of Agile-A-Thon is that it is open for all. You get a chance to express your views to Agile Experts and Leaders and you also have wonderful opp...read more
Scrum Master, Thales
One of the best platform for Agile expertise and AgileVirgin manages Agile-A-thon and other conference very systematic and worthy to participate. Agile-A-Thon for me is a not for winning sprint, being participate will give you more knowledge and pleasure. I wish AgileVirgin success in their vision
shiva Gosul ,
Scrum Master , Legato Health Technologies
Really appreciate this initiative and efforts made in making this Agile-A-Thon event a great success by Agile Virgin members- Kudos Deepti, Ashish, Siddharth and team! This is a really good opportunity for anyone in this Agile discipline to challenge themselves and bring out the best of their experiences on the canvas. Apparently it fillips the energy within you to excite your Agility beyond your current state. Proud to participate and be part of Agile-A-Thon 2020 !
Prerna Malhotra ,
Sr. Scrum Master/ Automation Architect , Ericsson
From cage age to cloud age, few things which have being consistently helping us to have better world around us is our thirst for new learnings and willingness to share. I see Agile-A-Thon as a powerful platform where we will get an opportunity to share our ways to overcome different challenges in journey of Business Agility and New Normal. Moreover, there will be abundance of new Learning in form of Solution shared by our peers from different domains and organizations. Thanks... Read More
Srikant Lakhanpal ,
Agile Coach, Scrum Master , BARCO
Agile-A-Thon is a amazing experience to learn and enhnace your capacity to think and write. Your perspective of a topic is judged by experts and the feedback received is so detailed that you learn and improve through that feedback. Transparency and insights you get are commendable and it feels awesome to be connected with community at this level.
Parveen Jain ,
Agile Coach, APAC , CBRE
A BIG THANK YOU to all the Agile-A-Thon team who supported directly and indirectly behind the scenes, to make a platform for the agile community on learning. Certainly, for me, this helped me a lot to collaborate with new enablers, refreshing my knowledge, learning new contexts, research on new topics, helping improve my learning curve, continuously respond to the queries on WhatsApp. Thanks for all your continuous support on learning and enable the community connect.
Diwakar Konda ,
Associate Director - Process, Advisory & Transform , Cigniti Technologies
I have been in this agile-a-thon for many seasons, I appreciate them for this platform which induces our spirit of writing articles for a problem statement, It is creating a striving passion for writing to budding writers. But the only thing I see in many seasons, in a few sprints where the comments from judges are absurd. Sometimes the choice of words they use often kills the positive spirit to participate further. Please inspect and adapt to it which will make this forum a great place where... Read More
Ramanathan Yegyanarayanan ,
Agile Coach , Standard Chartered GBS
It has been a great adventure participating in this Agile contest. What a great opportunity to communicate and exchange ideas with so many great agilists. Big thanks to the Agile-A-Thon team for this initiative!
Giovanna Fontoura ,
Project Manager , None
To be honest, I am not a writer, and when I saw Agile-A-Thon, I quickly jumped into it. And, I wouldn't say I like it because it is pushing me from my comfort zone. But at the same time, I am learning every week, and I hope by participating in this amazing contest, I can learn how to write and inspire readers. Keep doing the fantastic work Agile-A-Thon team and creating a feedback loop for people like me.
Kamal Hans ,
Agile Delivery Lead , Pega
Thanks Agile Virgin team for hosting this great learning event (Agile-A-Thon) which was very well organized and well conducted. You have been constantly answering queries, listening to suggestions, implementing them almost immediately. The Sprints/Goals were very well defined and well planned. The best part was the feedback and review system which was detailed and insightful. @DeeptiJain and the entire team was available almost all the time as and when needed. Their spirit and zeal... Read More
Rakhi Agarwal ,
Founder, Project manager , Effectz
Agile-A-Thon is one of the best forums that I've ever participated. The event served as a great platform to exchange ideas and read through great experiences being shared across by adept Agile practitioners seamlessly, cutting across boundaries. Kudos to each and every member of the organizing committee for coming up with such an innovative idea of learning and collaborative knowledge sharing. And a big thanks to all the esteemed Judges for their... Read More
Sivakanth Badigenchala ,
Scrum Master-II , Pegasystems
Agile-A-Thon is a great place to learn, share your thoughts and expand the thought process at the same time. And, top of it, it is a kind activity which does not demand anything from you except dedication. For me, It also unhide one of my skill, that is writing. If I woud have not particpated into it, I would never know that I have the writing skills. Thanks Agile-A-Thon Team. Being an Agile Professional, I had never received such feedbacks as I got while participating in Agile-A-Thon, and... Read More
varun agarwal ,
Manager - Agile Transformation , RSK Group
Agile-a-thon was a great experience and outstanding learning in the Agile Domain.The challenges and weekly sprint task made me think, analyse and learn lot of new things and concepts. The rules set around the sprint were quite simple, competitive and effective. The feedback from judges were really valuable, which provide accurate guidance and scope of improvement in every sub-domain of Agile Methodology. Kudos to Agile-A-Thon team, judges, contestants, website team and the support team for... Read More
Kritika Buttan ,
Scrum Master , DXC Technology
These days, there are so many certification bodies providing a variety of certifications and it doesn't mean that those who are certified are competent. The agile enthusiasts like AgileVirgin and the forums like Agile-A-Thon are great opportunities to realize that we all are unconcious competents and learning should be a continuous journey to unlearn, relearn and share the knowledge with the agile community. Thanks AgileVirgin team for providing such a wonderful... Read More
Ananth Ramanathan ,
Agile Coach , DevOn
A great event, packed with so much knowledge, insightful solution, awesome participation ,great judges and commendable organizers. It was worth enrolling for 8 weeks long agile marathon - a good hands-on, practical approach, thought-provoking solutions - experience gained left me inspired; feeling much more confident with the new learning/take ways I achieved each week. Also the whole concept of running the event is truly Agile - Sprints, Assessments , Report card , Feedback and Collaborative... Read More
Ritika Mehra ,
Agile Program Manager , Publicis Sapient
This is the wonderful journey that I have gone through in the past seven weeks. I had a very basic knowledge about Agile in the initial days. But, I learned a lot during this process of Agile-A-thon. Heartfelt congratulations and regards to organizers, Deepti Madam and Judges. Judges gave us very great and genuine feedbacks which really helped to grow in future as an agilist personally and professionally. Kudos to the team members who inspired me through this journey. I learnt every... Read More
TANVI VERMA ,
PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER , The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz Ltd.
Good opportunity to share and learn with the team. Overall objective is to know what others have to offer. Organizing team has well executed it. Thanks for all you have done.
Alok Juneja, PhD. ,
Scrum Master , AFRY AB, Sweden
Superb platform to share knowledge & to learn from other Agile enthusiasts. Fantastic experience. Agile-A-Thon (8 Sprint Agile marathon) is an absolute roller coaster ride. Relished every challenge. Awestruck with the feedback by judges panel. Effort & support by team is exceptional.
Vamsi Kakkireni ,
Scrum Master , Pega
Agile-A-Thon was a great platform where which through its goals/assignments brought the best out of the participants when they scratched their heads to come up with winning solutions. The goals given were systematic and covered almost everything one should think of being Agile. The teams was wonderful in coordinating everything from start to end, supporting participants for their challenge’s/query’s almost 24x7, a huge shout out to all of them and also the Judges. The feedback... Read More
Vimal Raina ,
Project lead , Soprasteria
Excellent work by the team. managed it pretty well and handling all the questions/queries coming in patiently. Unfortunately couldn't take much part this time, but looking forward to next time to provide the answers to all the rounds. Keep it up, guys. Sometimes even paid events are not this well organized... Cheers to all the team members.
Anubhav Lahoti ,
Solution Architect , Speridian Technologies
Overall, an enriching experience. I was neither a Scrum master nor coach, still tried my best to complete all seven sprint goals. In the process, I got to learn new things, especially on the Agile transformation. This weekend looks hollow to me as there is not much in terms of subject research :) I would like to thanks the organisers especially Deepti to come up with this idea. I got to know so many learned people through this platform, looking forward to the more offerings from... Read More
Pankaj Bisht ,
Product Owner , Natwest Group
It was a wonderful journey and a great experience participating in the AgileAThon20 event. To provide a solution, for the given Sprint Goals in a Timeboxed window, it was a combination of Learning, Research, Deep thinking, Recalling & Collecting of our own experiences to handle any such situation and then finally shaping and presenting it in a way to fit into the given word limit which could make an Impact while reading. In my experience, the best part of this event was the quick feedback,... Read More
Anurag Singh ,
ScrumMaster/Delivery Lead , DXC Technology
I have just begun my Agile journey few years back. Though, working as a Scrum master for the organization I had my experiences, but participating in Agileathon completely changed my deck. This learning gave me immense knowledge about various topics required in Agile Management. This platform helped me a lot in learning & understanding about different aspects of people management through Psychological Safety. Thanks a lot to the Agileathon team for providing us such platform to learn... Read More
Nitesh Dhameja ,
Scrum Master , JKT
Thank you for organizing the Agile-a-Thon 2020 event. It was a great experience honing my writing skills in the Agile space. The most valuable part of this event was the learning that I experienced by reviewing diverse perspectives in the solutions of the other participants. I have definitely gained a lot of knowledge from the Agile-A-Thon. I will look forward to participating next year. Keep up the great work.
Sharmila NadkarniGidh ,
Technical Project Manager/Scrum Master , Comcast
Agile-A-Thon gives a wonderful learning experience.I am part of this in initiative from 2 years and it gives me the immense pleasure to say that Deepti and the organsiing team did great in bringing Agile believers to the common platform through this event. Goal of every sprint comes with lot of excitement and urges everyone to pen down their experiences and shared across so that everyone can leverage of the same.I feel awsome to be part of the learning experience and... Read More
Shveta Lakhani ,
Scrum Master , Ion Trading Pvt Ltd
What a learning experience indeed! Most awesome 7 weeks of continous research, commitment and contribution. Thanks a ton to Agile Virgin Team and the judges for your valuable feedback and tips. Appreciate your dedication to the cause of Agile. Got to know of so many wonderful and different takes and perspectives on same topic from the different contributors. This is the greatest takeaway from this platform. Kudos to everyone involved. Had fun partcipating in this learning journey!
Anita Guha ,
Agile Process Manager , Hyland Software
An amazing journey and experience of learning. Agile a Thon gave oppurtunity to discover self thought and then converting them into words and expressing it on various startegic and inportant aspect of Agile. The judges impression and detailed genuine feedbck helped you to improve sprint on sprint to enhance maturity of the soution. Reading the solutions of others widen the thoughts and gave immense learning. A huge Kudos to organizing team for organizing and managing such a big event and... Read More
Parveen Jain ,
Agile Coach, APAC , CBRE
This is the third consecutive year I am participating in Agile-A-Thon and my overall experience has been fantastic!!This year the bar has been raised with the introduction of new participants and judges. It is a great learning curve and I loved socializing with fellow participants in this pandemic situation. I appreciate Deepti and her team for all the hardwork they put in to make this program a huge success and I extend my full support to all their future events. Well done!!! Stay Safe... Read More
Anand Chilukuri ,
Agile Coach , sumtotal
This is a great platform to learn, I really learnt a lot from this platform, the solutions for some of the challenges are extra-ordinary. I am happy that I registered and participated in this Agile-A-Thon. Great going guys, keep up the good work
Harish Kumar ,
Agile Coach , Devon
Hi Team, Through this challange I came to know new topics which was totally new to me.I understood the way I am working should now be changed.I liked the points highlited in my notes and will improve those areas.In short now I am getting ready for next year challange. Point is just not to win but my solution should be accepted by the community members. Thanks for creating this group in which we came to see all good ideas and techniques. Sulekha Roy
sulekha roy ,
Tech lead , Capita
To All the Members of Organizing Committee of this Wonderful Agile Marathon aka Agile-A-Thon- 2020. Seven Weeks of this competition has been a wonderful journey for me indeed which has ignited me to explore more and expand my professional connection. Hope to attend such events in future and build connections as well.
Vignesh Jayaraman ,
Engineer , Sify Technologies
Amazing platform for learning and sharing , the journey was absolutely wonderful. And special thanks to organizing team for the support and enthusiasm. Kudos to everyone.
Shveta Jain ,
Project Lead/ Scrum Master , Sopra Steria
It was a nice experience for me and I enjoyed and learned a lot during Agile-A-Thon 2019. A platform where you can share knowledge, opportunity to explore and learn from others, expert’s feedback that inspire you to take next level of the learning. ...read more
Self Employed, Hiranyamaya Foundation
Thanks to Agile-A-Thon team for having this event conducted, certainly the journey of refreshing, continuous learning. with new thought-provoking process. Wish the team a many more successful events....read more
Associate Director , Cigniti Technologies
Agile-a-thon, the name itself is an inspiring, exciting, and enthriling experience. I started with a great passion to learn and share my experiences in my agile journey. Due to personal reasons I couldn't contribute till the end.....read more
V P, Enterprise Agile coach, BA Continnum India Pvt Ltd
Agile-A-Thon was the most innovative approach for learning, competing and building a strong community of Agile leaders. I really appreciate their choice of goals for each sprint. They made a think, analyse and learn lot of new things.. ...read more
Anand Babu Chilukuri ,
Agile Coach and Trainer , sumtotal
Here are simple rules of the game:
- Contest registration started on 1st May 2020 ended on 3rd June 2020.
- Contest Starts on 5th June 2020 and ends on 30th July 2020.
- All participants are requested to be in sync with their mail boxes for further details.
- A Participants-Only whatsapp group is created so that everyone can get all announcements. Link to join Whatsapp group is mailed to Participants over registered email id. DO NOT SHARE WHATSAPP GROUP URL IT WITH ANYBODY, IT’S ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS.
- There will be total 8 Sprints in Agile-A-Thon.
- First 7 Sprints will be for Weekly Agile-A-thon, where participants are presented with a Sprint Goal - A problem Statement.
- Participants will submit back solutions for each Sprint’s goal.
- Every Sprint, till 7th Sprint, will have a Sprint WINNER, who will be awarded.
- 8th Sprint will be used to assess and decide Over all Agile-A-Thon WINNER
- Final Winner will be announced on or before 30th July 2020.
Timebox per Sprint:
1 Week (7 Days), starting from Friday and ending on Thursday.
|#||Days of Sprint||Goal of each Day|
|1||Day-1 (Friday)||"Sprint Goal Announcement:
For each Sprint, there will be a Goal, a ‘Problem Statement’ OR a 'Research Topic'. It will be shared on the website as well as announced to Participants-Only Whatsapp group before 9 AM IST (GMT + 5:30)."
|2||Day-1 (Friday) to Day-4 (Monday)||Solution Preparation:
This 4 days timebox is given to Participants for preparing a Solution/Answer to the Sprint Goal. It closes at 5 PM IST of Day-4.
|3||Day-4 (Monday)||Solution Submission:
On or before 5 PM of Day-4 (Monday), all Participants will have to submit Solution they prepared. After that, submissions will not be accepted. Note: Solution content book’s guidelines:
|4||Day-4 (Monday) Day-5 (Tuesday) & Day-6 (Wednesday)||Solution Assessment:
Judges will work on assessment of received papers/submissions.
|5||Day-7 (Thursday)||Result Announcement:
Result will be announced over the website, whatsapp group and other social media channels.Individual Participant Results will be saved to their Dashboard on Result days.
Note: Winning Criteria and categories:
Agile-A-Thon 2020 Winners
Not Announced Yet