About An Agile Pregnancy

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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!

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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

One response to “About An Agile Pregnancy

  • Lauren Cutrell

    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.

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