Join Kelley O'Connell for an in-depth discussion in this video Tactical preparations, part of Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management.
- There is nothing more frustrating…than being assigned a project…and not being given everything you need to be successful.…Your pilot team is new to agile.…You and your sponsor need to ramp them up quickly.…The very essential, tactical preparations you need to make…to clear the way for a successful pilot…are training, processes and tool assessment,…collaboration space.…At an absolute minimum, you'll need to send the whole team,…yes all of them, with your sponsor,…to an agile 101 class or an agile bootcamp.…
Alternately, you can bring a trainer in…to perform the training at your location.…Generally, an introductory agile class is three days,…while a bootcamp lasts four or five.…What's important is that they tend to be immersive training,…meaning that the team members will be performing…agile processes and ceremonies during the class.…This is ideal.…The best way to learn agile, is to do agile.…In those classes, your team will learn by the book agile.…This means they will learn to do all the the tennants…as they were originally designed.…
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- Making the agile paradigm shift
- Testing agile practices
- Obtaining support
- Building the team
- Planning basics
- Sprint planning and execution
- Expanding the pilot