Join Kelley OConnell for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting the right pilot project, part of Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management.
- The thing with projects, is that there's…no such thing as low profile failure.…That's true whether you're using an…existing methodology or introducing a new one.…Failure to choose your Agile pilot without…this in mind is to court danger.…Before you select your pilot, make sure…you and your sponsor are on the same page…when it comes to the purpose of the pilot.…The purpose is to test out all the Agile fundamentals…from start to finish and gather feedback…on its suitability in your environment.…As a side benefit, it can become a great advertisement…for your overall transformation.…
Selecting the right pilot project can…set you up for success on both counts.…Key criteria to look for in a pilot project…are size, priority and risk, depth and breadth,…and customer engagement.…Let's look a little deeper into each of these.…First, consider size.…You want a project that will run at least…four weeks and no more than 12.…Why? Well, anything shorter than four weeks…won't give your pilot team enough time…to really stretch their wings with the new processes.…
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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.