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Workshop: Agile for Civic Tech
May 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Agile is an effective project management framework for teams looking to prioritize work, execute on tasks, and improve incrementally as they iterate. The trouble is, while agile project management methods like Scrum really work, they are often intimidating to implement, require a great deal of training, and can be hard to apply in hybrid or non-technical teams.
Agile for Civic Tech is a hands-on workshop covering agile basics that work in the real world for busy humans from both technical and non-technical backgrounds. In this 3-hour workshop led by agile trainer and facilitator, Matt Thompson, you’ll learn by doing, practising the specific lightweight techniques that work best for the team, and practical ways to get things done in fast-moving, complex environments.
By the end of this workshop, you will:
- Understand key agile methods and mindsets that work in fast-moving, complex environments
- Walk away with tools and techniques for practising agile in a way that works for your project and team
This workshop is ideal for civic tech project leaders and teams and early-stage civic tech startups looking for hands-on learning. While registration is open, we will give preference to participants who 1) register as a team (two or more people preferred), are 2) currently working on a project or product that 3) addresses a local challenge.
Workshop cost: $25 per participant, but we have a limited number of free spots if cost is a barrier.
To register, please fill out this form by April 26.
Feel free to email us with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Thompson (@OpenMatt) is a 2017 Mozilla Fellow, agile trainer, and author of the forthcoming book Working Open: radical collaboration for beginners. After serving seven years as a Senior Director at the Mozilla Foundation, he’s currently interviewing and writing about the world’s most inspiring open source people and projects, exploring how open and agile principles can strengthen human collaboration and save the world. Matt is a Webby Award-winning open internet activist, opensource.com contributor, former CBC journalist and DJ dad. You can read his book in progress at workopen.org.