Agile Dev West 2018 Concurrent Session : Waterfall to Scrum: It Only Goes Up from Here

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Waterfall to Scrum: It Only Goes Up from Here

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You’re a project manager using a waterfall methodology, but the team is not making progress on the work and deadlines are not being met. The requirements aren’t clear, scope keeps changing, deadlines won’t budge, and you can’t get more resources on the project. You were doomed from the start! A common solution to this situation is to adopt Scrum, but that can be difficult as well. Join Toiya Jones-Current as she narrates her personal journey and the baby steps she took to successfully switch from waterfall to Scrum and the transition her project team went through to deliver iteratively and consistently. You'll take back valuable insights into how to keep your team focused on delivering the highest business value every sprint and release. You’ll also explore facilitation techniques to help your team improve its communication and calibration with stakeholders. You will have the tools you need to help teams move from waterfall to Scrum and to guide them to success.

Toiya Jones-Current
Kaiser Permanente

Toiya Jones-Current started out in Group Heath’s EIM department as an administrative specialist B and has worked her way up to be a Certified ScrumMaster. During her tenure in the EIM (currently EDW) department, she also worked as coordinator, supervisor, analytical assistant, business analyst, project manager, and agile coach. Toiya has most recently received her certification in SAFe as an agilist. Her educational history includes Walla Walla Community College and Seattle Central Community College, and she is currently a student at Colorado State University-Global Campus to obtain her bachelor's degree in project management.