In every implementation ,agile and non agile, someone needs to keep an eye that the procedures and mind set are kept and followed. The Local agile champion , take this role, and has a critical factor in agile implementation long term success He is the implementation hart beet monitor Makes sure methodologies and tools keeps on moving Project will slowly vanish or die in terms of methodology , mind set and efficiency without an agile champion.
Local Agile champion – a professional leader . A champion is the first to be educated about agile practices. Feel the agile hart beat Drive the change locally Communication - walk the talk – talk the agile talk Department - internal/external Communication Reflects Visibility to the level of agile methodology adherence in the department Process Progress Forums, meetings , status etc. Perform as a model to team leaders a, managers and team members Presents in team’s day to day activities (randomly) Daily Scrum master of the SOS Sprint planning Sprint retrospective
Local Agile champion cont’ Follow technical project status and report results to the team and business if needed Manage implementation battlefield Ongoing communication to agile coach (if exists) Ongoing self learning (reading agile materials) – know the agile way Bi-weekly meetings with Scrum masters and business Lead the Scrum master forum Meet the team once in a while – collect team inputs Effort – 20 -50% Best practice will if it is someone from inside the organization
Definition of done : Formal and non formal visibility for end to end process with effective mechanism to improve it inside the department Local Ac as the contact and authority of agile methodology inside the department , according to Retalix lead AC policy
Requirements Excellent communication skills Maturity Passion to agile – believe in it or at list has the potential Process point of view Out of the box thinking Can be coached Project management experience - big advantage Quality experience (process or testing ) - big advantage