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Agile Fluency Project

About Us

The Agile Fluency Project helps coaches, consultants, and change agents put the insights of the Agile Fluency™ Model into practice. We envision a world where Agile is done well in every organization, where all teams practice effectively to sustain continuous improvement, and where each team performs at a level of fluent proficiency that is fit to purpose.

Our Story

James Shore and Diana Larsen fashioned the Agile Fluency Model from their personal observations and deep practical experience. They described the model in collaboration with other thought leaders in the agile community. As an early supporter of the Model, Martin Fowler published their seminal article in 2012.

Following a series of collaborations using the Agile Fluency Model to serve consulting clients, James and Diana co-founded the Agile Fluency Project with Adam Light in 2014.

James Shore

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James Shore teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He led his first Agile team in 1999 and was an early adopter of Extreme Programming in 2000. Today, he focuses on helping people understand how the technical, business, and social aspects of Agile fit together to create successful software.

James is a recipient of the Agile Alliance’s Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice and co-author of The Art of Agile Development. InfoQ has named him as one of the “most influential people in Agile.” He writes about software development on his “Art of Agile” blog and hosts the screencast series “Let's Code: Test-Driven JavaScript.”

Diana Larsen

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Diana Larsen is the author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams, and Five Rules for Accelerated Learning. For more than 20 years she has worked with leaders to design work systems, improve project performance, and support leadership and enterprise agility.

An active speaker and contributor to her professional community, Diana has contributed in leadership roles to the Agile Alliance, the Organization Design Forum, and the Agile Open Initiative.

Adam Light

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Adam Light began his career as a software developer before becoming a manager of projects and people. Experiencing the power of Lean and Agile methods as Director of Planning and Program Management at TransUnion inspired him to start his own consulting practice in 2008.

Adam helps technology leaders use Lean and Agile methods to build innovative high-performing organizations. Specializing in project, program, and portfolio management solutions for enterprise clients, he focuses on pragmatic techniques that increase organizational capacity by improving team and leadership capability.