After living and breathing agile for many years, when I took a career break to be a first-time mum, I often found myself having an urge to:

  • Build kanban boards
  • Prioritise small, valuable chunks of stuff that needed doing
  • Adapt/change the plan frequently
  • Eat lots of chocolate

This session goes through some examples of how agility and agile values apply in 'real life', in the context of looking after a 0 year old!


Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

  • Brief introduction
  • Examples of how agile values apply outside the workplace
  • Summary of how we can all 'be agile'

Learning Outcome

Understanding of how agile values/principles apply in 'real life'

Target Audience

All welcome

Prerequisites for Attendees

Awareness of the agile manifesto, values and principles

schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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