Growing PMI using Agile
What happens when you get Agilists together to build an organization within one of the most ill-reputed bureaucracies in the world?
When the Project Management Institute chartered the PMI Agile Forum, it was a huge announcement. However, now the team had to deliver a fully functioning organization to support the Agile-minded members within PMI’s membership…and do so on schedule and under budget. How do we build a business plan? How do we execute a marketing effort? How do we plan a launch event? Come see how this all-volunteer distributed virtual team extended PMI’s reach using Agile.
The session will be a simple experience report that tells the PMI Agile Forum story in roughly chronological order. First, we briefly tell the story about how the PMI Agile Forum got chartered by PMI
Second, we tell the story about how we decomposed the organization’s launch into several phases and several iterations within those phases (recruiting a team => develop a business plan and budget => generating knowledge content => executing a launch event)
Finally, we tell the story of how the organization has decided to manage its operational backlog going foward
- How to apply Agile to a non-IT non-Profit environment
- How to apply Agile to an all-volunteer after-hours initiative
- How to overcome bureaucracy