Join Kelley OConnell for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the vision, part of Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management.
- It's opening night.…The announcements have all gone out,…the script has been memorized,…the stage is set, and the players are ready to go.…You're about to become the emcee…of one of the greatest kickoff meetings you'll ever hold.…Nervous? Don't be. You're ready.…You know how to prepare for a big kickoff.…This one, however, is a little bit different.…You're asking everyone present,…sponsor, executive team, pilot team, stakeholders,…to go onstage with you for the premiere…of something brand new, never seen here before.…
This is high-stakes showmanship.…With the stakes this high, your agenda must be finely tuned.…It must cover who, what, where,…when, why, and how.…Your audience, even those participating,…must leave your kickoff meeting…knowing your pilot will succeed…because you told them it will.…So get started, welcome everyone to the kick-off.…If you have a way to liven things up with props,…that's a great idea, too.…
Get everyone engaged from the beginning.…Once you've got them, start telling your story.…It's always a brilliant idea to open and close…
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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.