This is quite a striking video. It's by a hero of mine Sarah Mei @sarahmei who writes all sorts of good stuff about agile and culture and software as well as other technical subjects.
It is a keynote she did where among other things she raises the challenge that a lot of agile practices are at least unintentionally exclusive and that if we don't fix the problems we can see that becomes intentionally exclusive. She lays out some of the issues about motivation, access and power dynamics in the office.
I'd recommend watching the whole thing. However what I was pondering today was the key moment at about 18:16 when she puts up a slide of the signatories of the Agile Manifesto. It is literally seventeen white dudes, not that radically dissimilar looking in age or appearance.
I have wondered though how might Agile be different if a different, perhaps more diverse group of people had come together initially?
I don't have any answers to this one yet. The team I'm on are a small group of quite different people from different cultures, split by geography and still figuring out how to do things. We are learning to be Agile together and there is probably lots we could do better.
What are other people's ideas of what a different more diverse agile might have looked like?
It doesn't have to be based on reality. Creativity is fun. But it would be cheery to hear some stories of where people are either getting it right or getting it very wrong.