Going Agile in an Enterprise: Get excited at work!

, Minimalist Tech Designer and Teacher

In the first 20 minutes of the class, I'll introduce how I joined the team of a large multi-year project in my work at P&G and helped them transition from a Waterfall to Agile Project Management. I'll discuss the strategy and the tactics; the cultural change  that is required and the tools and techniques to make it happen.

During the class, students will be able to work independently or with others in the class to develop a plan of how they would transition their Waterfall team to Agile. The goal will be to define what they hope to accomplish over the next 3 months and what they will do the next day to start making it happen. This won't be final, in the true agile spirit, but it will be what you need to get started.

I'll share as much perspective as I can on my experiences both during and after the class.

Prerequisites
All are welcome, but I will be focusing on how to migrate a team from a Waterfall to an Agile approach. If you're on a Waterfall team now, and want to be Agile, this is for you.
Schedule
  • Going Agile in an Enterprise

    AlleyNYC

    500 7th Ave., 17th Floor New York, NY 10018
    New York, NY

    We'll start with a 20min lecture on how I transitioned my team from Waterfall to Agile. Topics include:

    • Getting your Management and Team Excited
    • Educating Everyone on Agile
    • Setting up the Tools and Processes
    • Staying Connected to Users, Locally and Globally
    • Fighting to Stay Agile (Not Going Back to Waterfall)

    40min working session to define how you want your team to be working in 3 months, and how you'll start making that happen tomorrow.

    Please bring something to write with and on.

    Nov
    5
    Mon, November 5th, 2012

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

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Adam Siemiginowski

Minimalist Tech Designer and Teacher

I've been developing technology products at P&G for 5 years, and graduated from a Waterfall to Agile approach - all from the support of many mentors inside and outside my company. I've been helping my team and others to adopt the practices of Agile, both in spirit and in practice, and know what it's like to fight the bureacracy and tides of war that support Waterfall, even in situations when it's not working.

You can take a look at my teaching on staying connected to users and how to do user-centered design.

You can learn more about me at ATSiem.com. I'm @ATSiem. I look forward to meeting you!

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