Lean / Agile at Special Love for Children with Cancer
Special Love for Children with Cancer is a group that puts on camps and provides a financial and emotional network for children with cancer and their families. Special Love has been successful in organizing nearly 20 yearly events, a variety of fundraisers and well over 100 volunteers with a staff of just four and a half.
In this talk, we will explore the parallels between their practices and concept in Lean and Agile as well as how Special Love is using a modified version of Scrum to tweak their volunteer culture.
Outline/structure of the Session
- Speaker background
- Purpose of talk
- Introduction to Special Love
- Lean and Agile principles that were already in practice
- How Special Love is adapting with Scrum
- Improvement committees
- General suggestions for adopting Scrum in non-profits and other non-software industries
An improved understanding of how Scrum and other frameworks can be adapted and specific practices for operating in a volunteer based, non-profit.
People that want to adopt Agile frameworks in other industries.
Many lessons have been learned but this is not a complete system yet.