Our Digital Transformation to Agile, Challenges and Insights

Christopher Smith

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.

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.