Our Digital Transformation to Agile: Challenges and Insights

This is a new presentation with the goal of sharing our lessons learned in the adoption
of an agile project management approach, with a focus on Scrum, within our Drupal
agency.

The rules and practices for Scrum - a simple process for managing complex projects -
are few, straightforward, and easy to learn. But Scrum’s simplicity itself - its lack of
prescription - can be disarming, and new practitioners often find themselves reverting to
old project management habits and tools and yielding lesser results.

During this presentation, I will highlight:
  • The challenges we were facing with waterfall project management.
  • A (very) brief overview of key concepts of agile and scrum.
  • Why we chose agile and scrum to replace waterfall.
  • How we introduced agile to our teams and what training looked like.
  • Some of the immediate benefits we realized.
  • The challenges we face (and continue to face) in our transformation.
  • Our next steps and how we are continually improving our approach each week.
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By the end of this presentation, I hope to provide a compelling reason why agile is an appropriate project management framework within the Drupal industry. And how it can be used to effectively deliver projects on time and on budget.

Speaker(s): 
Session Track: 
Tools & Techniques
Experience level: 
Beginner