AHA Conference



Odd-e will host the “AHA” conference in Shanghai on Apr 17 – 18 at Novotel Atlantis Shanghai hotel (map). AHA conference is a small-scale conference for those experienced agile practitioners. Though the 2-day coach clinic, deep learning speeches and diverse workshops, AHA conference will provide attendees a great opportunity to have a close communication/collaboration and deep discussion with other experienced agile practitioners.

For non-Chinese speaking attendees, public price of AHA conference is 1536 RMB, the early bird price is 1024 RMB (already sold out).

Highlights of AHA Conference:

  • Agile Guru’s keynote speeches
  • Across the conference and 2 days long coach clinic by experienced Odd-e’s coaches
  • 20 inspiring speeches and 10 deep learning workshops across product discovery (Re-Think), engineering practices (Re-Work), team and organization (Re-Org), and cross-over (Remote) four tracks. All English speaking speeches and workshops are noted in the conference schedule at http://aha.odd-e.com/schedule/
  • Provide enough time (each break is 30 minutes long) and space for attendees to have small group deep discussion

Highlights for non-Chinese speaking attendees:

  • Lower registration price
  • There are quite a few English speaking sessions and workshops, including two Keynotes. More detail can be found at http://aha.odd-e.com/schedule/
  • Given you may not join any session or workshop sometime, you can always choose the coach clinic where you can talk to many experienced agile coach 1on1 in English http://aha.odd-e.com/sessions/coach-clinic/
  • Many attendees and speakers’ English are very good so that you can chat with them without trouble.

Pre-conference Courses

We have organized three pre-conference courses, given by two of our keynote speakers. Here is some details:


  • Certified LeSS practitioner course by Bas Vodde on Apr 14 – 16. Public price is 12,000 RMB, the early bird price is 10,000 RMB (already sold out).

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams and provides a framework for applying that at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.

The Certified LeSS Practioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster or a Professional ScrumMaster course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.

More detail about LeSS course can be found at https://less.works/course-details/22.


  • Test Driven Development and Object Oriented Design course by Steve Freeman, Apr 14 – 15. Public price is 5500 RMB, the early bird price is 4500 RMB (for the first 12 registration)

This course is for those who want to know and learn TDD, and how TDD drives the OO design. Steve is one co-author of the famous and great agile software development book “Growing Object Oriented Software, Guided by Tests”. He is also known as the father of “Mock”. Steve has over 20 years experience with TDD and OO design, definitely a Guru in this area.

More detail about both courses can be found at http://aha.odd-e.com/steve-freeman-course/

  • Advanced Test Driven Development and Object Oriented Design course by Steve Freeman, Apr 16. Public price is 3000 RMB, the early bird price is 2500 RMB (for the first 12 registration, already sold out)

This course is for those who already have some real work experience of TDD and OO design, and want to get a deeper learning in this area. As an expert, Steve will use attendee’s production code to do exercise and show-and-tell in this course. 

More detail about both courses can be found at http://aha.odd-e.com/steve-freeman-course/

If you want to register or have any question, please feel free to contact chinese_nerds@odd-e.com


  1. Dieter Kaufhold说道:

    “chinese_nerds@odd-e.com” – I see.
    “For non-Chinese speaking attendees, public price of AHA conference is 1536 RMB, the early bird price is 1024 RMB (for the first 50 registration, including Chinese speaking attendees).”

    If I got it right – it’s more expensive for Chinese speaking attendees – correct?

    You guys really take some very interesting drugs…..

    I have blocked some time on my calendar in April to get re-connected. I am still struggling whether I am having an AHA – effect happening, or I am LeSS (which must be income related)….
    Doesn’t matter, I make sure to have time for you – dinner would be on me this time.
    See you then,

  2. nerd说道:

    Looking forward to see you, Dieter. 🙂

    Regarding the non-Chinese speaking price is lower, that’s because not all sessions and workshops are in English. This price also shows there are still enough value for non-Chinese speaking people to attend AHA conference.