Re: Agile / Scrum Lecture
- Hi Graeme,
I think you'll be fine no matter what aspect you choose to cover,
because in all likelihood it will be new and interesting to the
However, if you want them to really take the learnings to heart and
be inspired to learn more on their own, you'll have to first figure
out how they might be able to immediately apply what you're teaching.
Talk with the instructor to find out what sort of things he's been
teaching, what kind of class it is, and what projects they've been
assigned. Find out who the students are - are they full-time students
or do they all have day jobs? What sort of work do they do?
I've taught and guest lectured in college settings, and my last class
was a group of MBA students who were learning about project
management - but not necessarily software project management. So I
focused mainly on Scrum, and gave examples of how it could be used in
ANY project(writing a book, planning an event, starting your own
business, being the mayor of a city). That seemed to really catch
Hopefully they'll go on to manage software development organizations
and actually promote agile practices instead of having to be
convinced of their worth!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Graeme Matthew <scrum@...>
> Hi all.
> An associate (met at a company while he was doing a short holiday
> experience) attends a local university and they lightly touched onthe
> various methods for implementing a product in one of theirsubjects. His
> lecturer asked him if he knew anyone who could come and give theman
> overview of agile experiences etc. I am happy to do this and amthinking
> how i can structure the overview.far.
> I could simply run over the scrum process and include the agile
> principles this would be more down my alley or i could cover the
> principles of agile, cultural change related to my experience so
> Does anyone have some ideas etc.
> And another thing just wanted to make sure that there are no
> restrictions regarding scrum e.g. only a certified scrum
> CSM can do something like this etcWATERFALL
> Any assistance is appreciated.
> Many thanks
> I HAVE NO GRIPES ABOUT SCRUM :-)) I HAVE LOTS OF GRIPES ABOUT