Last night, Bob Damato (Valpak’s Software Engineering Director), Terry Winslow (Agile Project Leader), and I had the pleasure of Skype’ing with a graduate class at East Tennessee State University on real-world Agile. Terry also happens to be an East Tennessee State University alum so that made it extra special.
This is a capstone class for graduate students who are completing a project to build a mobile app using Agile. The students provided a list of questions and Bob, Terry, and I divvied them up and answered them one by one. It was great opportunity for us to shape and influence our next Agilists by sharing our real-world experiences.
The backdrop you see in the picture is our new Agile boards area where we hold stand-ups each morning. It consists of 360 degrees of magnetic whiteboards we call “The Park”. The Park is home to up to 8 Scrum or Kanban boards and also has portable TVs for display of digital boards.