As a bridesmaid in four weddings and guest at many more, I have learned that weddings can be the “make you or break you” moment for relationships, as well as wallets. Many people underestimate how hard and chaotic planning a large event like this can be.

With only six months to plan a destination wedding, for 150+ family and friends, my husband and I knew that we needed to approach the planning process with a solid strategy in mind. Both of us being agilists at heart, and each having had multiple successes using Kanban for executing on large-scale initiatives before, we figured, why not try it for planning the single most important event of our combined lives?

This talk is an overview of how we utilized Kanban to plan our big day, including structure (epics, feature, tasks) and methods (virtual and manual) with the foundation of Vision, Goals, and Minimum Viable Product(s). I will discuss how the same process can be employed when planning any event type - from birthday parties to cross-country moves, home renovations, or even the arrival of a new baby.

Session attendees will leave with key takeaways, tips, and tricks on how to apply their Agile understanding in the context of event planning.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

  • 00:00-00:05 - Introduction
  • 00:05-00:30 - My Kanban Wedding Plan
    • Vision, Mission, Stakeholders, Customers, and Users
    • Team and MVP
    • Kanban Board Layout and Benefits - Physical and Trello
  • 00:30-00:35 - Lessons Learned
  • 00:35-00:40 - Q&A
  • 00:40-00:45 - Session retro

Learning Outcome

  • Things to consider when planning an event with Agile
  • How to setup a physical Kanban Board for your event
  • How to setup a virtual Kanban Board for your event

Target Audience

Anyone planning an event

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites needed

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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