AGILE INITIATIVES are designed to increase the level of AGILE member activity, contribution to, and benefit from membership in AGILE. It institutes a relatively lightweight project-management structure.

Why propose an Initiative?

The AGILE Council welcomes and wishes to support and to promote good initiatives. There are several ways in which the Council can help to make it worthwhile for members to propose and to run initiatives:

  • Providing publicity - spotlighting AGILE initiatives on web, newsletters, articles in magazines
  • Networking and initiating new cooperation with AGILE members
  • Providing limited funding from the regular AGILE budget
  • Providing assistance in attracting third-party funding
  • Providing limited human resources from within Council
  • Providing time during annual conferences for initiative reports and showcases.

Proposing an AGILE Initiative

To submit a proposal for AGILE Council support for Initiatives you need to do the following:

  1. Complete the Application Form. Indicate basic initiative attributes including responsible person, other proposed participants, planned start and end dates, expected results, etc.
  2. Send the form via mail to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The AGILE council will make a decision within 30 days regarding acceptance, rejection, or requesting further details. Requests for funding or other AGILE resources may take longer, as they normally have to be decided at face-to-face council meetings (approximately three times annually).
  3. Approved initiatives will be expected to utilize this web site and structure provided by the AGILE Council, i.e. the council does not encourage a proliferation of diverse websites, blogs, etc.
  4. Council will assign an AGILE Council member to monitor each Initiative.
  5. Approved initiatives are expected to provide basic documentation of achieved results to be published on the AGILE Initiative website and, if applicable, by additional other options.