Agile Africa to Host Its Sixth Annual Event in Illovo, Johannesburg

TechInAfrica – The sixth annual Agile Africa Conference will take place at Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg from October 1 and 2, 2018. The event will be organized by Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE). It features a power-packed line-up of cutting-edge discussion, new ideas, as well as the best practice to thrive in the world of Agile Development.

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The event will conjoin a diverse community of South African, African, as well as other international speakers. The event will also have an interesting innovative program as well as informative track sessions, workshop, breakout sessions, and talks.

Director of the JCSE, Prof. Barry Dwolatzy said they are excited about the sixth annual event of Agila Africa. The event is an important indicator of Agile Development in the digital economy. He claimed that many organizations have adopted the Agile mindset as a solution to deal with a rapid transformation in the digital age.

The 2018 Agile Africa, there will be keynote talks from leading international experts. The talks would be Enabling Adaptive Cultures: From Agile to Agility by Sonja Blignaut, The Soul of Agile by Selena Delesie, The Five Pillars of Project Management by John Le Drew, as well as Leadership Agility by Mitch Lacey. Sandra Kambo and Kaluhi Anzigale will be African representatives to deliver their perspectives on the growing Agile community in Kenya.

Other topics aside from the topics above will be about finer details in track sessions including bridging the gap between Agile and ROI, DevOps collaboration, the challenges of legacy systems, as well as Agile transformation. Prof Dwolatzy said that this year’s annual event will be an ideal event to share knowledge and valuable insights.

By the upcoming event, Agile Africa shows its big commitment to advancing Agile Developing as well as providing a place for ideas of improvement. Early birds tickets already sold out but there is still some limited number of seats available. Visit to book a seat on Agile Africa Conference.

The event is organized by a community and supported by a number of sponsors. The sponsors of the event are JCSE at Wits University, IQbusiness (Gold Sponsor), nreality, agile42, OfferZen, and MpiloTech (silver sponsors). The event, however, is still offering sponsorship opportunities.

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The Agile community is invited to join in the 2018 IQbusiness State of Agile survey. This current year’s survey especially focuses on the engineering practices and maturity of business agility in the marketplace of South African. The participants will get the opportunities in winning one of the five free seats at any IQbusiness Agile training to the value R12,000. Please visit to complete the survey. 

About the JCSE
The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) is a three-way partnership between government, academia, and industry. Based at Wits University, the JCSE is multifaceted with various programmes and facilities positioning it as a focal point of a software development industry for South Africa and the rest of the continent. 
The JCSE strongly supports the City’s “Joburg 2030 Vision”, which sees Johannesburg becoming a World Class city with service delivery and efficiencies that meet global best practice. It supports this goal by promoting best practice in software development within an African context; growing the country’s capacity to deliver world-class software, and developing research and training initiatives to strengthen the local software development industry. 

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