Building Agility Brick by Brick : A report on how Agile was imbibed successfully in an traditional project
I will be presenting a case study/experience report of a developing and implementing Web based Content Management System where the website was to be rolled out in 29 countries, having different languages and fonts, different country specific business/legal rules and equal number of country specific business owners.
The project was planned and executed by me in iterative waterfall manner and met all the milestones and timelines with huge customer accolades. I followed traditional project management but unknowingly was adhering to the basic Agile Manifesto in all the project management practices that the project had adopted . Whether its giving importance to face to face or verbal communication , enabling collaboration and communication with client on daily basis, ensuring website is doing what is important to business whenever the demo happens, and following development practice so that change request which are critical to the business, are incorporated without following the traditional change management process.
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
- Introduction about my role when I joined the project being discussed
- Summary of the software developed and the associated complexities
- Brief summary of Project Monitoring approach adopted
- Summary of results achieved at that time
- Discussion on Key Practices that Rhyme with Agile Ways of Working
- Closure of the session highlighting how one can be agile without following any available agile methodology
The session will highlight the key practices that were followed, which brought AGILITY in my project team and the development process, in spite of not being introduced to bookish agile and related terminologies. I will be mapping various activities followed in the project with the ceremonies and activities advocated in Agile and Scrum
The session will end the session on the note that Agile cannot be learned from books. It is to be imbibed within yourself and Agility to be practiced in day to day work
All Agile enthusiast, Scrum Master, Project/Program managers looking forward to embrace agile