PMI SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CHAPTER: Introduction to Agile Methodology; scrum delivery framework, values, practice and paradigms
Innovators often tread lonely paths, and yet there are so many in so many different places. Discovery those entrepreneurs and helping them blossom is a gift. So I welcome the opportunity to speak on collaborative innovation, lean, agile and humanistic topics.
Project Management Institute – Adelaide PMI Charter Presentation: Introduction_to_Agile_Delivery
As the audience was from a broad spectrum of industries and included project managers of varying experience I focused the presentation on introducing the evolution of agile, followed by the key paradigm shifts between traditional project management & scrum practice, agile principles.
Introducing Agile is the same as introducing a person that you want to give a good impression. Not too over the top to turn people away, and not to lifeless to put people to sleep. Agile history is important to give context as many believe agile is just ‘a new .com movement’. Where as it’s actually got quite an history stemming from the mid 20th Century.
To sum up everything in a 20 min presentation that the entire audience will grasp isn’t always easy. None the less, here’s a summary in under 2 minutes.
Agile = (Tools + Practices) / Practices
Culture = (Values + Principles + Environment) / Community
Practices = (Priority > Delivery < Release³ < Value > Feedback < Learn)
The Adelaide Agile Scrum Community is small but rapidly growing. Currently the PMI and APMI have invited Stephanie BySouth to speak at their chapter events as an introduction to ‘What is Agile?’
A few small to medium enterprises around Adelaide are adopting iterative development and trying out scrum in-house and with clients. To encourage the community to grow we’re starting a meet-up to bring out like minded individuals and provide support to the initiators in their area’s of expertise.
Adelaide Scrum MeetUp every last Thursday of the Month.
Note: We are currently in the process of completing the paperwork to be an official representative of the Adelaide Scrum Alliance.