Earlier this year Anu Smalley and Kate Megaw co-chaired the Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando, FL, and are here with Agile Amped in Atlanta to talk about how to make training fun and women in Agile. For many people, training is nothing but death by PowerPoint, but Anu and Kate use Sharon Bowman’s “Training From the Back of the Room” approach to ensure that students learn through short spurts of learning interspersed with hands-on exercises, discussion and debriefs on learning objectives.
Meanwhile, both Anu and Kate are also passionate about the Women in Agile movement. In Anu’s experience, “even though women come into the Agile industry, they don’t stay.” Now, along with many other women in the industry, the duo are working to create a group of people who are willing to mentor women in Agile.
SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts at Agile2016 in Atlanta, GA.