An Agile Project Experience in Hyperdrive – GiveCamp for NonProfits

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Arlington Tech Exchange (ATX) - Excella Consulting 2300 Wilson Blvd., Ste 630, Arlington, VA 22201


  • Use this for employees of our Chapter sponsors: CapTech Consulting, Excella Consulting, and Promontory Interfinancial

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Summary: This case study reviews how so much work gets done in such a short amount of time using agile principles and scrum ceremonies.

Each GiveCamp weekend consists of 48 hours to developer, complete, and hand-off the sites or apps to the nonprofit to be self-sufficient in using and maintaining it thereafter. The organizations are prepped to have a Product Owner on site the entire weekend sitting right there with the techies on the team, ready to make decisions on the spot and keep development moving forward. If something isn’t working – the team can immediately pivot. A lot of intriguing functionality came from asking “it would be great if our site could…”. A scrummaster attends standup every 4 hours, teamwork reigns as everyone maps out the stories to accomplish the goal, and pairing and collaboration amongst everyone is key. It helps that the location, hyped up wifi, office supplies RedBull, coffee, ice cream, and all meals and beverages are donated by local companies to keep the teams going.


Bio: Why do we do what we do? To what end? After Oracle development and other assorted IT roles, our speaker, Mindy Bohannon, is at last a Business Solutions Analyst. Her goal is to solve business problems, to develop solutions that drive the business forward and to relate to others with humanity during the process. Also, if it has a good soundtrack to do the work by then all the better. "Judge me by my questions, not my answers." --Voltaire


6:00 - 6:30 pm   Dinner / Networking

6:30 - 7:30 pm   Presentation

7:30 - 8:00 pm   Q&A / Networking


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