Agile Roots is June 21-22, 2012

  Alistair Cockburn at Agile Roots 2010

We believe in a different way of working: Empowered teams accomplishing amazing results. Workplaces filled with courage, laughter, and working software. True partnership between business professionals, technology professionals, and customers.

How do we get there? The rules are simple. It takes a lifetime to master them. We must do things differently. We must change our habits. We must continually reorient our thinking.

The right conferences are those which inspire and re-motivate us. We created Agile Roots to be the kind of conference we want to attend.

Agile Roots returns this June 21-22 to South Jordan, Utah.

  • Inspirational talks from preeminent Agile leaders
  • Experiential learning workshops
  • “Unconference” opportunities awaiting your voice
  • Networking events
  • Capped attendance to promote your best experience
  • Low cost and local

Registration is Open

Register now to be part of Agile Roots this year.



Noah’s Conference Center (map)
322 West 11000 South
South Jordan, UT 84095


We recommend attendees stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson near the conference center.  (800)456-4000.

Or, choose one of the other local hotels.

Conference Organizers

The Agile Roots conference is organized by the following dedicated team.

Kay Johansen

Kay Johansen has experienced unforgettably rewarding team dynamics when teams apply agile principles to software development, testing, and management. She’s excited to contribute back to the agile community in some small way through the Agile Roots conference. She believes that work, freedom and fellowship are fundamental to the human purpose and appreciates the agile community’s contribution to her richness of life.
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Jonathan House

At the tender age of 14 Jonathan engaged in his very first “software for hire” contract, for his father who needed a TRS-80 Basic program converted into an Apple II floating point Basic program. This was immediately followed by his first experience dealing with an impossible customer, and being grounded for a month.

Over a career of darn near three decades Jonathan has been at various times a software tester, business analyst, clueless user, project manager, product manager, architect, programmer, and pointy haired boss.

Watching the same mistakes made over and over again in the industry drove him to look for better ways to make software that works, with the result that he now can be found lurking around both the Agile and software architecture communities, generally finding ways to make a nuisance of himself.

In addition to his day job he blogs about his experiences at the pointy end of the Agile movement under the moniker “Agile Sadist” on blogspot.

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  • Sponsors


    • AtTask

      AtTask AtTask is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools.

    • Pluralsight

      Pluralsight Pluralsight is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities.

    • Western Governors University

      Western Governors University At WGU, you earn your degree based on what you’ve learned, not how long you’ve spent in a classroom.


      LANDESK LANDESK, the visionary global authority on user-oriented IT, provides smart solutions that empower IT to take control of server and virtualization management, enterprise mobility management, and user management while giving users the flexibility and freedom to be productive.

    • Comakers

      Comakers Comakers specializes in building skills in collaborative concepts and tools for product discovery and development. We train and coach balanced teams to become passionate Product Owners with User Experience, Product Management and Agile Development practices.

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      Amirsys Since 2001 our physicians, software engineers, content specialists, editors, graphic artists and other team members have dedicated themselves to a single goal: improving the quality, timeliness and accessibility of medical information for use by physicians to improve patient care and by residents to learn the skills needed to provide top quality patient care.

    • Myriad

      Myriad Our goal, at Myriad, is to make a difference in patient’s lives and for the past twenty years, the Company’s strategy has been guided by this mission.

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