The AWA Story
Making working life better
Take a look at the AWA company timeline to see our story and achievements chronologically.
AWA’s primary mission is to bring hope. Hope that working life can be better, more enjoyable, and more successful. AWA is about getting results by putting people over process. This requires a deep commitment to self-development, team development, and organisational development. We find ourselves in a fast-paced and uncertain world where good leadership is more important than ever. AWA helps leaders and change agents of all job roles to make working life better through better practice, better structures, and being better people.
This page is a summary of our history. Some of you may have fond memories of the events listed here, and we hope that many more of you will join us in the events of the future and help us change the way business is done across the planet.
Free community events
AWA flies the first international speakers to London and trials out a new innovative way to fund free public community of practices. AWA flies Craig Larman, co-creator of Large Scale Scrum to run the world’s first LeSS class and Scott Ambler to run the the UK’s first DA class. AWA runs two free community events hosting these thought leaders. You can watch Craig Larman and Scott Ambler at these amazing events on our YouTube channel.
Adventures with Agile Limited is incorporated and listed at Companies House.
AWA goes global
AWA hosts our first agile community Meetup in New York. We later go on to host events in Australia, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, South Africa, and many international online events.
The Agile Onion
Simon Powers details his widely-shared Agile Onion model on the AWA website. This model was first created by Simon in 2015.
Simon Powers wins the Agile Award for the Most Popular Agile Conference Speaker and the team wins the award for the people who have done the most to promote agile globally.
Agile team coach course
AWA launches the ICAgile-certified Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) course. We are the only provider to offer coaching clinic calls every month to make sure students are able to apply what they have learnt in the real world outside of the classroom and to offer a ongoing for-life slack community to all attendees of every AWA course.
Agile team facilitator course
AWA launches the ICAgile-certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) course.
Agile conference sponsorship
AWA sponsors Agile and Coaching conferences all over the world, including Agile 2019
AWA works around the clock to get all of our courses online. Like most workers, we are working from home due to Covid restrictions. Our team spirit shines and we achieve a complete rewrite to a fully interactive online format in just under 6 weeks. We help other people to do the same and reach out to other companies (including competitors), to make sure they are also doing ok in these difficult times.
Simon Powers publishes his debut book Change. A Practitioner’s Guide to Enterprise Agile Coaching.
AWA Norge launch
AWA Norge launches, offering training and coaching in Norway.
Bryter Work launch
AWA’s sister company, Bryter Work launches to help you build a Bryter working world, with happier teams who make better decisions & deliver better outcomes.