#BePartoftheGood: An Agile Response to Crisis
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria left a wake of catastrophic damage in 2017 and overwhelmed all regular forms of assistance.
Individuals and grassroots movements stepped up to fill the gap. Largely unknown people helped other people, neighbors helped neighbors, and all of it used crowdsourcing with methods known as Scrum, Kanban or Scrumban, even when the individuals didn't understand what they were using.
Listen to the story of how an agile coach became part of the response and started a movement to help bring comfort and joy back to over 150 families in the Keys when they needed it most. More importantly, learn how you can use shared common purposes, agile values, principles and methods to do the same for any crisis that might come your way.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
This session is primarily a presentation, but I'll use Training from the Back of the room techniques to engage the participants. We'll also have a concrete practice activity that will take what they learned and translate it to their own crisis.
What Happened?: 5 minutes
How did agile play a part?: 5 minutes
Perspective and Perception: 5 minutes
Empirical Decisions: 5 minutes
Scrum Values in Action: 5 minutes
The Ripple Effect: 5 minutes
How can I apply this to My Crisis?: 10 minutes
Q&A: 5 minutes
What makes Scrum and other agile methods a good fit for crisis response?
What Agile values and principles make a difference in the middle of a crisis?
What are the qualities of an agile mindset and why do they matter?
How can failure be an asset when responding to a crisis?
What is the “ripple effect” and how was it displayed during this crisis?
How can you use agile during your own crisis?
Anyone who has experienced a crisis, whether it's within their career or personal life, can learn from this story.
Prerequisites for Attendees
Basic knowledge of agile terms.
An open mind and ears, curiosity, and a willingness to learn.
My speaking history:
Panelist - SoFla PM's and Agile Practitioners 2015
Panelist - ITPalooza 2015
Recognizing your own Value - Women in Agile South Florida (WiASF) 2016
Flipping Agile: How to remodel your future using Agile principles - WiASF 8/16 & Agile Coaching Journeys 1/17
Wheel of Misfortune: a team dysfunction role-play - Agile Coach Camp 10/16
Scrum Prevails: How we recovered from an Agile Implementation failure - WiASF 2/17
Agile Games Night - Joint Event with WIaSF, SFAA and South Florida PM's and Agile Practitioners 3/17
What about the Managers? Strategies to Engage and Transform Leaders - Agile Coach Camp 4/17
How to Increase Transparency and Visibility through Metrics and KPI's - WiASF 9/17
Us and Them - what can we do to overcome our differences? - WiASF 11/17
Agile Track Facilitator - ITPalooza 12/17
Agile Games Night - WiASF 12/17
#BePartoftheGood - an Agile Response to Crisis - Agile & Beyond 2018