Having two kids in school and competitive sports, it was important to instill the Agile Mindset early on. When I noticed my daughter working (read: frantically rushing) on a project late one night, it was a sign that something was waterfall-ish in her planning.

We are in the “Age of Agile”. In the last few years, Agile has radically changed the way we work. We often bring concepts learned at work back home. There are many key concepts of Agile that can be used/adapted in our daily life. This talk is one mom’s creative attempt to bring agile concepts home that has helped her kids internalize the Agile mindset of optimal productivity and continuous improvement.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Key concepts of Agile like Prioritization, Timeboxing and Short PDCA cycles and its use in everyday life
  2. Traditional Agile methods don't always work when dealing with pre-teens and teens. Learn how to make work transparent and implement Agile in the household.
  3. Highlight results that make it worthwhile

Learning Outcome

Attendees will leave with ideas and tools to use Agile concepts of organization, transparency and prioritization at home. Specifically, it will help "teach" kids how to be organized to accomplish goals of most "value". This talk will also help parents instill the Agile Mindset in the younger generation. Agile concepts can be used to successfully complete household projects as well.

Target Audience

Any Agilist who would like to know how to use Agile at Home

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  11 months ago
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    • The abstract needs to do more than describe your situation. I needs to pull in the audience you want to reach.
    • The outline needs to give reviewers a good idea of your session.
      • What key concepts of Agile do you use in everyday life?
      • How have you implemented it in your household?
      • What results have you seen?

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