Agile and Scrum at the Libraries

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Now it’s easy for NC State students and alumni to learn Agile—a set of widely adopted practices that embrace change and adaptability—from professional practitioners.

What is Agile, you ask? Agile is a key practice in both the technology and the business world reaching well beyond software development. Rather than being set in stone from the start, requirements and development solutions consistently and constantly evolve through a relationship between collaborative, cross-functional teams and the product’s eventual end-users.

The NCSU Libraries offers a three-lesson workshop in Agile and Scrum, taught and coordinated by volunteers from Fidelity's Women in Technology Special Interest Group. This is a great opportunity to learn from and network with professionals active in the field. The workshops are free; advance registration is required. NC State students can register through the Libraries website; NC State alumni can register by emailing marian_fragola@ncsu.edu by February 20.

The Agile and Scrum 101 workshop series schedule is:

Lesson 1 - Getting Started
Thursday, Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., D. H. Hill Library Multimedia Seminar Center
Attendees will learn the basics of Agile and Scrum including principles, terminology, who is typically involved (roles), and why it’s become so popular as a way to deliver software in the business world. Get a sneak peek at what you’re missing!!

Lesson 2 - Stories and Scrum Ceremonies
Thursday, March 1, 6-8 p.m., D. H. Hill Library Multimedia Seminar Center
Attendees will build on the concepts from the first session to dig deeper into the "How" of working in Scrum. Learn more about breaking a project into "Stories" and the standard checkpoints or "ceremonies" used by Agile teams to complete their work. You’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner!

Lesson 3 - Putting It All Together
Thursday, April 12, 6-8 p.m., D. H. Hill Library Multimedia Seminar Center
Attendees will review the concepts from the first two sessions and use the "hands on" approach for those who like less talking & more doing! This session will also explore ways to move beyond the basics for those who want to learn more about training, certification, and other resources available.