I’m an Agilephile: Contagious or Nauseating?

I’ve been told my enthusiasm for Agile is contagious. I assume that some may find it nauseating.  Yes, I am a tried and true Agilephile!

After 16 years in the project management profession, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut.  Such is the case with any career I suppose … however, not me, not now!  I’m actually more passionate about project management now than I’ve ever been and much of that is due to Agile.  Embracing Agile has really been invigorating to me.  Right now, I’m having the time of my work-life helping the IT organization at Valpak with their Agile transformation.

I see it this way … An Agile revolution is taking place across the world. Agile project management is like the lead singer in the rock band. Traditional project management is like waiting in line at the DMV.  The PMBOK has always been like a set of rules to be followed.  With Agile, it’s all about values and principles.  Almost like a religion, people can become spiritual about Agile by embracing the values and principles and even apply them to traditional projects.

So, maybe I’m contagious to some and nauseating to others.  I’m an Agilephile!


About Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis is Senior Director of Enterprise Agility & Digital Product Leadership at Cox Target Media. In this role, Stephanie champions agility across the enterprise, leads the Agile PMO, and manages the CTM portfolio while also overseeing the Digital Product Leadership team. Stephanie leads the team of Agile Project Leaders in the roles of ScrumMaster, Kanban Lead, and/or Agile Project Manager as well as overseeing the IT Business Analysts. Stephanie is a career project leader with over 16 years in the field, including past positions with AT&T Business and IBM Global Services, and has maintained the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since early in her career. She also maintains the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credentials. Her academic credentials include a BS in Marketing and an MBA in International Business. Stephanie serves and supports Agile within her community and beyond as organizer for the Tampa Bay Agile Meetup and the Agile Open Florida. Most recently, Stephanie has been elected to the Agile Alliance board for the 2015 to 2017 term. View all posts by Stephanie Davis

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