Title

Agile Project Management for Digital Libraries

Location

KIPJ Room B

Session Type

Workshop

Start Date

1-5-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2017 4:00 PM

Abstract

Agile is a mindset that allows us to think about the work we do in new ways, beyond just project management. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of agile project management, including the Scrum process and Kanban, within the context of libraries. Scrum is the most well-known agile strategy that helps teams create working deliverables for stakeholders as quickly as possible in small, timeboxed increments called “sprints.” Participants will learn how to adapt traditional Scrum techniques to meet the needs of multiple simultaneous digital projects. This workshop presents these adaptations and requires hands-on group work to facilitate learning outcomes. Participants will leave the session knowing how to utilize basic Scrum principles (Roles, Ceremonies, and Artifacts) when applicable at work, explain Agile and Scrum basics to others, create shareable visuals for tracking project/work progress, and improve strategy and efficiency when working on projects.

Comments

Sheila Rabun is a certified Scrum Master and the Community and Communications Officer for the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium (http://iiif.io). Prior to her role with IIIF, Sheila was the Digital Project Manager and Interim Director of the Digital Scholarship Center at the University of Oregon Libraries.

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May 1st, 1:00 PM May 1st, 4:00 PM

Agile Project Management for Digital Libraries

KIPJ Room B

Agile is a mindset that allows us to think about the work we do in new ways, beyond just project management. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of agile project management, including the Scrum process and Kanban, within the context of libraries. Scrum is the most well-known agile strategy that helps teams create working deliverables for stakeholders as quickly as possible in small, timeboxed increments called “sprints.” Participants will learn how to adapt traditional Scrum techniques to meet the needs of multiple simultaneous digital projects. This workshop presents these adaptations and requires hands-on group work to facilitate learning outcomes. Participants will leave the session knowing how to utilize basic Scrum principles (Roles, Ceremonies, and Artifacts) when applicable at work, explain Agile and Scrum basics to others, create shareable visuals for tracking project/work progress, and improve strategy and efficiency when working on projects.