Agile Applied for Social Cause :experience in Traffic safety campaign “Stop Look Wave”

Agile methodology is not limited to software development but it can be applied beyond. I am sharing the experience of applying the Agile, to drive the volunteering activity for the social cause. Volvo Group’s Global Safety initiative for Kids – Stop, Look & Wave is a program with young children (aged 4-10) at schools or communities – introducing them to Road safety .

The success of the program was based on support from management ,engaging volunteers (team members) and touching the young hearts to become the Safety Ambassador. Agile methodology and Mindset is applied for planning and execution and was very helpful to achieve the objective.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

1. Small demonstration "Stop ,Look wave " with audience - 10m

2. Objective and what we want them take back

3. What is the assignment/activity?

4. Why Agile and how was it implemented

5. Campaigns done

6. Closing note

Learning Outcome

1. Apply agile in beyond software development

2. STOP LOOK WAVE

3 Give back to society

Target Audience

Agile practioners and Social ambassadors

Prerequisites for Attendees

Open mind and interest to take back the message of agile and road safety

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  8 months ago
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    Sunitha, it is always interesting to learn about experiences adopting agile thinking in activities other than software. Brining change, especially in a social cause is never easy, and it is always a great insight whenever there is such opportunity. I would also be keen to learn about the final results or the success of the program in some quantitative terms...would you have such data?

    • SUNITHA MENEZES
      By SUNITHA MENEZES  ~  8 months ago
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      Thank you Tathagat for the review comments.  I will share more information as requested.

      Agile practices helped to achieve 2 objectives ,

      • Volunteers to be self organised and passionate to drive the campaign  among  children
      • The children becoming social ambassadors and driving the same message in their circle of influence.

      Through  Agile India 2019, I like to encourage and promote using agile practices  in day to day life and practice contributing for social cause.

       

       

  • Kaminski Pawel
    By Kaminski Pawel  ~  8 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • Topic is interesting and social impact is worth listing about and sharing
    • Ability to use agile principles and values outside of typical dev are a big challenge and worth to discuss

    What i think could be improved.
    My personal opinion would be that if i go for this session i would expect to be met by inspiration speaker and inspirational delivery. I would assume that the topic is not to dramatically improve my daily operations but to show me how the same values inspire change on much larger scale and outside the regular agile way of thinking. I do enjoy those talks (TEDx, Motivational speaker and so on). If thats your goal than the presentation does not fully work for me, it has plenty of "How we did that" and "What we did" but much less "WHY" you did what you did. you want to bring laughter, tears and the feeling of being inspired. Good luck:)

    If the goal is to show that agile could be used anywhere then my view would be to try to finish with a connection between your example and other departments in org. (HR, Legal, C-Level, Security, Sales) and shop the audience how "inspiring kids" could be applied to anyone. Maybe share some ideas how to start improving those part of org. 

    At the same time, very happy that initiatives like yours are present in the submission list and we can learn about them. Thanks


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