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Friday, May 24 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Learning Agile: The NeverEnding Story (Mark Rajpal)

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Everyone has a different Agile journey. But there is one similarity in that the journey (i.e. the learning) never ends.

The importance of this NeverEnding story cannot be understated as Agile continues to evolve. Today's Agilists need to find creative ways to continue their learning and provide learning to others.
These learnings can be described in 5 key areas with each learning area representing an opportunity for Agilists to further their knowledge.

We all know that learning can be an immense time commitment. In many instances the financial commitment is just as important but gaining approval can be difficult. Both time and financial commitments are necessary to fully appreciate the 5 key learning areas:
  • Individual
  • Intra-Team
  • Inter-Team
  • Within the Organization
  • Outside the Organization

The Agile Manifesto was written almost 20 years ago. If Agile were a fad, it would have surely died by now. Instead, it has continued to evolve and 5 years from now it will look much different than it does today. That is why it is so important for the learning to continue. The further you fall behind, the longer it will take to catch up. Learning doesn't have to be an onerous process. Making it part of your daily life ensures the learning continues and makes it more fun.

Lessons Learned from Your Experience:
  • The learning never stops because you'll never know everything.
  • Agile will continue to evolve so you need to find creative ways to keep up.
  • Individual learning is important but it's not enough.
  • One of the best ways of learning something is not only to practice it but also teach it to someone else.
  • Everybody learns differently.
  • Strong leadership is required to foster a culture of learning.
  • You need to figure out which methods to apply to the learning areas because it will be different for everyone.

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Mark Rajpal

Principal Consultant, Agile Global Results
Mark is a Principal Consultant with Agile Global Results and has over 15 years in software development and over 10 years of Agile experience. He is customer and quality driven, and his desire to learn and excel has led him to obtain an impressive array of over 20 designations. He... Read More →

Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
E-2023 (2nd Floor)