NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Friday, November 10, 2017

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Presentation | Room: Banda Sea 1 & 2

Agile and Scrum at the Speed of Light: Adventures in Non-Profit

Presented by: Mindy Bohannon


Cleveland's GiveCamp is the most magical, tiring, and worthwhile 48 hours anyone will experience professionally.  In 2015, 200 techies volunteered their talents and passion to help 19 non-profits with projects including data collection, websites, GPS-enabled mobile app, an educational online game, and database applications. How does so much work get done in such little amount of time? Agile in hyperdrive — standups every 4 hours, adhoc swarrming with heavy hitter devs roaming the projects, and lots of free food and drinks to keep everyone fortified.

This case study reviews how so much work gets done in such a short amount of time. Each GiveCamp weekend consists of 48 hours to developer, complete, and hand-off the sites or apps to the nonprofit to be self-sufficient in using and maintaining it thereafter. The organizations are prepped to have a Product Owner on site the entire weekend sitting right there with the techies on the team, ready to make decisions on the spot and keep development moving forward. If something isn't working — the team can immediately pivot. A lot of intriguing functionality came from asking "it would be great if our site could." A scrummaster attends standup every 4 hours, teamwork reigns as everyone maps out the stories to accomplish the goal, and pairing and collaboration amongst everyone is key. It helps that the location, hyped up wifi, office supplies RedBull, coffee, ice cream, and all meals and beverages are donated by local companies to keep the teams going.

Learning Objectives:

  • Preparation necessary for non-profits, volunteers and support teams to start the weekend
  • Scrum ceremonies during 48 hours
  • Agile principles demonstrated to deliver value.

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 Mindy Bohannon

Mindy Bohannon

Agile Business Analyst
Excella Consulting

Why do we do what we do? To what end? After database development and other assorted IT roles, Mindy is settled in as an Agile Business Analyst. Her goal is to solve business problems, to develop solutions that drive the business forward, and to relate to others with humanity during the process. Mindy has spoken on analyst and professional development topics at many local and national conferences over the years and encourages others to share their knowledge as well. It's fun to think and share our knowledge about creativity, communication, teleworking, and collaboration. "Judge me by my questions, not my answers."
~ Voltaire

Mindy's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Agile and Scrum at the Speed of Light: Adventures in Non-Profit
    Friday, November 10, 2017 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

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