Invitation = Purpose + Choice

I met Kent Beck, one of the original 17 Agile Manifesto signers and the creator of Extreme Programming, at the Agile/XP Universe conference, the precursor to the Agile Alliance 20XX series of conferences.

One of my favorite memories of the conference is the two of us and some others sprawled on the floor in the middle of the open space circle and Kent peppering me with questions about open space. I remember him in that moment as one of the most intensely focused learners I’ve known. Great fun!

This morning I noticed this and replied: