I have been away a while. A short break and not so nice events in my personal life took my attention. With your mother and also best friend being diagnosed with cancer you prioritise in a different way. It gives life also perspective. Nevertheless life goes on and also progress on the European Agile coöperation. Earlier I have mentioned possible growth in Eastern Europe. As chair of the Agile Consortium International it is my prime objective to create an international European Agile platform. Despite my silence there is more news on this.
At this moment the Agile Consortium and the DSDM Consortium are investigating possibillities for coöperation. Objective is to create one stable Europen Agile platform for innovation, knowledgesharing and accreditation. There are many initiatives but very often locally organised. My ambition is to create this platform to facilitate international activities from a shared vision with the objective(s) as written above.
As mentioned, the Agile Consortium International (with chapters in Netherlands and Belgium) is connecting with the DSDM Consortium (with chapters in Sweden and the UK). By the end of August we hope to have things more clear. At the same time we have serious initiatives, in various stages of creating a new chapter, in Rumenia, Poland and Germany. Also 2 more countries have shown interest as well. In the next couple of weeks I hope to have more news about them too.