Join Kelley OConnell for an in-depth discussion in this video Building the team, part of Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management.
- Do you work at a company…that only employs brilliant, easy to work with people?…Only people that come to work…for the sheer joy of doing the job.…Only people that are 100% cooperative,…and embrace every change that comes along.…If you do, you might be the only employee at your company.…If you don't, you're working for a company…just like everyone else's.…Just as your pilot project needs to be representative…of typical projects at your office,…the people on your team need to be representative…of your company as well.…
Generally, there are four varieties of people…you'll run into during your Agile transformation:…Brilliant and collaborative,…brilliant and hard to work with,…people that challenge every initiative,…and people that hate change and avoid it at all costs.…While I'm not advocating that you load your team…with Agile detractors and change haters,…I am encouraging you to consider…what will get you farthest on your Agile journey.…Consider this, if you build your team…only around the Agile enthusiasts,…you miss an opportunity to bring along some naysayers.…
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- Name three elements that are part of agile project management.
- Explain how an emphasis on customer collaboration over contract negotiation impacts profit margin.
- Recognize an environmental factor that can impede the transition to agile project management.
- List three questions that are a standard part of a daily standup meeting.
- Identify the first step in gaining executive support for an agile effort.
- Determine the ideal length for an agile project.
- Recall the primary goals of Sprint Zero.