Next chapter meeting will be held Wednesday, May 11th at 6:00pm at Safelite (7400 Safelite Way, Columbus, OH 43235). Dinner will be provided.
Topic: Moving to Agile
Moving to an Agile mentality can be challenging. There are many processes that are not inherent to a team that has been doing Waterfall their entire career. In this session we will be breaking down the sections of Scrum including the meetings, reports, and processes. We will discuss what the meetings are as well as dive into why they are all important. Why are you being asked to have code ready in 2 weeks? Why do we have to spend time every morning in a stand up? Why do I have to participate in a retrospective? What the heck is a ‘self-organizing’ team and why is it important? What is velocity and why should I care? What do you mean the requirements changed? When do requirement changes get implemented/added to the scope? We will answer these questions and more! At the end of this session, you should have a better understanding of the meetings and processes in an Agile environment and why they are important. You can then take these answers back for when you are asked the common questions!
Heather Tooill is a Solutions Delivery Manager and Scrum Master with Leading EDJE. She has been in the industry practicing Java development for the last 8 years and is an Agile advocate. Heather has her PMI-ACP & PSM certifications and is excited to share her experience with others. As a consultant, Heather has had a chance to work for multiple industries and in multiple capacities. Heather has had the opportunity to work on multiple Agile teams, as a Scrum Master, as an Agile Coach, consult with other Scrum Masters on best practices, and give talks on Agile methodologies.