Agile and Scrum project planning for campaigners (17th August)

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Agile and Scrum project planning for campaigners (17th August)

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Traditional planning focuses on long cycles of analysis and planning. Agile and Scrum take the opposite approach. It is good for rapidly changing environments like campaigning and and digital management: the areas charities also need to be agile.

Topics covered:

  • Accurate time estimates
  • Responding when needs change
  • Evaluating progress
  • Continuous team improvement
  • Ways to keep colleagues focused
  • Communicating within chaos
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See that headless chicken? That's you that is.

When you're trying to make a positive change in the world, organisation and planning are tough. Especially when the landscape can change in an instant. Management pull the rug from under you; the media throw a dead cat on the table; your web agency suddenly can't make the deadline. Is there a way to stay sane?

The campaigning sector needs a sophisticated but simple way to plan their tasks and work together effectively despite the rapid pace of change. I think Agile is the answer. This hard-won method has helped software companies to grow hugely profitable in challenging circumstances. In this course I propose a version tweaked for campaigners.

In this day-long course, you will learn:

  • How to effectively estimate the time it will take to do things
  • A tried-and-tested method for knowing how much work you can take on and deliver
  • How to quickly respond when everything changes and still have a plan
  • A quick technique for evaluating your progress
  • Ways to help your team improve continually without it feeling overwhelming
  • Fun games and group activities to keep colleagues focussed
  • Smart tips for ordering the communication chaos

Agenda

AGILE AND SCRUM PROJECT PLANNING FOR CAMPAIGNERS

10:00-10:30
Check in: say hello! You also might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea and a pastry.

10:30-10:40
Introductions

10:40-10:50
Why this method? Some background.

10:50-11:20
The jargon of Agile: sprints, scrums and standups

11:20-11:30
Agile roles and campaigning

11:30-11:45
Break

11:45-12:00
Divide and conquer the work with user stories and epics

12:00-12:45
But how long will it take? Planning Poker in action

12:45-13:00
Prioritising the backlog

13:00-14:00
Lunch (included) & networking

14:00-14:15
How a week takes shape

14:15-15:15
The sprint retrospective; learning together

15:15-15:30
Break

15:30-15:45
Calculating your team capacity.

15:45-16:00
Planning the next sprint

16:00-16:30
Dealing with typical issues; management resistance, working with non-agile teams

16:30-17:00
Q&A / Agile surgery

17:00
Home / pub!