December 7, 2016
About An Agile Pregnancy
A few months ago my husband and I announced that we were expecting in February 2017. Being the geeks we are, we announced “It’s a boy!” soon after with a line of binary code (that truly drove our families and not-so-geeky friends nuts trying to figure that one out).
It wasn’t long before I became overwhelmed by the sheer number of activities needed to prepare for Baby Davis’ arrival, involving nursery and supplies, classes and books, doctors and tests, and everything in between. I’m convinced the gestation period for a baby is 9 months because the preparations take equally as long.
Being the proud agilist I am, I quickly turned to agile. Yes, that’s right, agile can be applied to pregnancy too! Here for your amusement and enlightenment is the first draft of my Baby Davis Trello board complete with a backlog organized by trimester. Enjoy!
About Stephanie Davis
Stephanie is now VP of Product Excellence at LeadingAgile focused on the growth, development, and delivery of some amazing agile products. Recently, she spent the past two years as Executive Director - Enterprise Agility Office at Catalina leading another top-to-bottom, inside-out agile transformation. Prior to that, Stephanie was Senior Director of Enterprise Agility at Valpak. She was with Valpak for 13 years, most of which were focused on leading their agile transformation to what became a world renowned success story published in case studies and demonstrated to over 50 different companies through the years via agile tours. Prior to Valpak, Stephanie held past positions in the project management domain with AT&T and IBM.
Stephanie's academic credentials include a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida and an MBA in International Business from the University of Bristol in England. She also maintains the Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credentials.
Stephanie is big on tech community involvement! Most recently, she served as an elected board member to the Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization with global membership, committed to advancing agile development values, principles, and practices. In addition, she serves her local community as an organizer for Tampa Bay Agile, the largest and most active tech Meetup in the area, and the annual Agile Open Florida event.
In 2016, Stephanie was awarded Tampa Bay Tech’s Technology Leader of the Year and the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year (Tech) and Emerging Technology Leader of the Year.
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December 9th, 2016 at 2:49 pm
This is incredible. I am the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard.is and have pioneered bringing agile methodologies and Trello to our Web App Team for rails design and development, and am now expanding it into our Marketing Team’s ceremonies & project processes. I also just found out I am pregnant and am 11 weeks along. I will so be doing an “agile” pregnancy. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.