AWA company timeline

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.

October 23, 2014

The AWA story begins…

Simon and Heather Powers create the AWA meetup group and form the very first community of practice focused on organisational agility. Every month from now AWA runs a free in-person community event and publishes all videos to the AWA YouTube Channel.

October 23, 2014
February 15, 2015

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.

February 15, 2015
June 29, 2015

Made official

Adventures with Agile Limited is incorporated and listed at Companies House.

June 29, 2015
September 16, 2015

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.

September 16, 2015
August 10, 2016

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.

August 10, 2016
February 5, 2017

First course offering

AWA launches one of the world’s first ICAgile-certified Enterprise Agile Masterclass (ICP-ENT), which is now incorporated into our Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp.

February 5, 2017
February 5, 2017

Coaching course

AWA launches the world’s first ICAgile-certified Enterprise Agile Coaching course (ICP-CAT), which is also now incorporated into our Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp.

February 5, 2017
March 5, 2018

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.

March 5, 2018
August 5, 2019

Agile conference sponsorship

AWA sponsors Agile and Coaching conferences all over the world, including Agile 2019

August 5, 2019
March 23, 2020

Pandemic pivot

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.

March 23, 2020
January 25, 2023

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.

January 25, 2023
November 1, 2023

AWA SEA launch

AWA Southeast Asia launches, offering training and coaching in Bangkok, Thailand.

November 1, 2023