Doing Agile without anyone realising it by Terri-Anne Kingsley
A team whose output is mainly “business as usual” – a team that subs and publishes stories and distributes them around a network – might not seem like it lends itself to Agile processes.
A team already somewhat cynical about meetings, agendas, phone calls and so on might not seem like a good target for introducing a new process like Agile.
We decided to see if our team would benefit by using Agile processes (spoiler alert: they did) – but we never mentioned the word “Agile” to them. Now they’re proposing more Agile-type processes on their own – and they still don’t know they’re “doing Agile”.
Terri-Anne Kingsley | Digital Product Lead @ ABC
I joined the ABC in 2012, after 11 years in the regional commercial radio industry.
After starting out as a radio producer and then online reporter, I gradually morphed into my current Digital Product Lead role. It’s a varied role that’s hard to describe: I do the obvious things like building websites and work in on various digital projects, but I’m also a trainer and troubleshooter for program makers and producers moving into a digital environment, and use my Agile training and skills to help projects run as smoothly as they can.