Reality always wins! Will your next project be on its team? Come learn how to get complex work done faster while being on this winning team. When the only constant is change, you need methods that anticipate uncertainty and allow for adaptation to stay the course to success.
As an attendee, you will learn how understanding Agile methods can increase the speed and effectiveness of yourself and your team, getting to done faster in ways that matter. Through a workshop mixed with presentations, exercises and discussions we’ll cover:
- What is Agility?
- An introduction and overview of various Agile methods
- Scrum Roles and Values
- Plans and Planning
- Iteration and Flow (Scrum and Kanban)
- Inspecting, Adapting, and Releasing Work
- Troubleshooting Challenges in the methods
- How is Drupal Agile?
- Attendees, of any expertise, will leave with an understanding of the terminology and tools involved in getting the right work done faster under agile methodologies.
Kelly Albrecht, Senior Digital Producer with Last Call Media, has been implementing web-based IT solutions for over a decade and has extensive experience in all aspects of information design and development. Having worked as an Agile Coach with clients directly and through projects, he is a regular consultant for the Fortune 100 and top EDUs and NGOs, including IDG, Yale, and the Rainforest Alliance.
As a Web Developer, Project Manager, Product Owner and Certified Scrum Master, I've been implementing web-based IT solutions for over a decade and have extensive experience in all aspects of information design and development.
I have contributed to Open Source in both code and community capacities. In addition to occasional international appearances, I'm a regular presenter at Meet-ups, Camps and Conferences, usually speaking on Project and Business Strategy and Management topics. I also stay involved in my local IT community as the Executive Director of NERD, a New England based non-profit for the inclusion and advancement of computer science and development in its region.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with departmental honors in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts.