Some backstory is needed to understand, interpret and apply insights from my creative Scrum experience.
So let's begin.
You Can't Really Know Where You Are Going Until You Know Where You Have Been
- Maya Angelou.
My journey in both traditional and agile project management began in a non-profit called Cru, which was focused on the leadership development and spiritual formation of high school and college students.
I began in the area of designing and planning events, moved into branding and marketing projects and then found a space in our creative department.
Most of my project management education was self-driven through online classes, books, and finding PMs outside my organization who could be mentors. It felt like every time I would learn something new, I would think, "I wish I knew this last year." But I continued to learn, earn a few certifications along the way and apply it all to my leadership.
Did you know Scrum applies to more than just developing code?
When you understand the essentials of Scrum and the nuance of how to apply it, you can use it to level up aspects of everyday life.