As a bridesmaid in four weddings and guest or interested observer at many more, I have learned that weddings can bring memories of love or hate. Bring tears of joy or pain. I find they tend to be the “make you or break you” moment in relationships or even wallets. But most of all, people just talk about how hard and chaotic the wedding planning process can be. This can be said for ANY event.

So when my husband and I had six months to plan our own wedding in another state for 100+ family and friends, we knew we wanted to do it strategically. We are both in the Agile industry and had success using Kanban for managing multiple large scale projects at work, and we figured it might work to do this at home.

Some may say events are not agile by nature due to their set "Deadline." However, this talk is a short and sweet overview of how we utilized Kanban to plan our wedding, including layout (Epics, feature, tasks) and methods (Virtual and Manual) with the foundation of Vision, Goals, and Minimum Viable Product. I will talk about how the same process can be utilized for planning any event - whether it be a birthday party, a move, home renovation or even the arrival of a new baby. You will leave with key take aways and tips and tricks to help make planning your next big shin dig as magical as the big event itself. You'll be checking off that venue, date selection, catering, cake order and decorations off your list in no time!

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

00:00-00:02 - Introduction
00:02-00:04 - Event MVP
00:04-00:07 - Kanban Board Layout
00:07-00:09 - Benefits of Virtual vs Physical
00:09-00:10 - Lessons Learned

Learning Outcome

- Examples of Kanban board layouts for Event planning

Target Audience

Anyone planning an event

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites needed

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