Artists’ intelligence is now valued by business at the competitive edge. Two years ago I came to suspect that what I was learning about Agile software development could be mapped onto what artists and arts administrators had revealed about creative practice. In collaboration with clients, colleagues and co-workers, I’ve been using these insights to address a response to the question:  can I be Agile even if I’m not part of an Agile team?  Artists tend to function as a cross-functional team inside of one headspace.

Here are my slides from a presentation I gave on this topic at Agile India 2014

Tobias Mayer, author of The People’s Scrum, says, “I’d love to be in the audience for this one. It’s very inspiring.”

And here are some of the highlight Tweets:

Bernd Schiffer ‏@berndschiffer Scrum of One session with @artsint at#agileindia2014 Lot’s of hands-on exercises to organise and grow
Ellen Grove ‏@eegrove  be FLAWSOME! Invite reaction. Let people know your standards for technical excellence and ask for feedback. @artsint #AgileIndia2014
Kevin Austin ‏@kev_austin  ”Trust in emergent outcome” @artsint #AgileIndia2014
Rae Abileah ‏@raeabileah  Scrum of One with @artsint is interactive and introspective. ❤ this session already. Art meets Management! 



“I like your Scrum of One idea.  Your work and your thinking seem very aligned with my own.” – Tobias Mayer, author, The People’s Scrum 

“Scrum of One”

Artists tend to function in ways that are intuitively Agile.  Working closely alongside arts leaders for nearly twenty years before becoming a Scrum Master, I have devised a set of practices that solopreneurs, freelancers or anyone working without Agile support in a larger company can practice to become more productive and contribute positively to organizational culture.  I have been putting this into practice for managing deliverables with my own clients as a consultant.

your friend in artfulness, Elinor