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Sprint Details

  1. Timebox per Sprint: 1 Week (7 Days), starting from Friday and ending on Thursday.
  2. Ceremonies:
    Days of Sprint Goal of each day
    Day-1 (Friday) Sprint Goal Announcement:
    For each Sprint, there will be a Goal, a sort of ‘Problem
    Statement’ OR Question. It will be sent to Participant's registered
    email ids, as well as announced to Participants-Only Whatsapp
    group by 9 AM IST
    Day-1 (Friday) to Day-4 (Monday) Solution Preparation:
    This 4 days timebox is given to Participants for preparing a
    Solution/Answer to the Sprint Goal.It closes at 2 PM IST of Day-4.
    Day-4 (Monday) Solution Submission:
    On or before 2 PM of Day-4 (Monday), All Participants will have to submit
    Solution they prepared. After that submissions will not be
    accepted.
    Note: Solution content guidelines:
    1. Solution described in max 2 pages of MS Word. Attach that to solution form. Anything bigger will disqualify, so be careful of word limit, which is 2 pages of MS word.
    2. You can also attach an excel sheet that can contain different matrices that you want to refer in your solution.
    3. Solution should be practically applicable
    4. It will help if there is mention of real application of this solution, in some company
    Day-5 (Tuesday) & Day-6 (Wednesday) Solution Assessment:
    Judges will work on assessment of received papers/submissions.
    Day-7 (Thursday) Results Announcement!
    Result will be announced over mail, whatsapp group and website.
    Note: Winning Criteria and categories:
    1. There are two winning categories - Per Sprint; and Over-al.
    2. There will be a winner per Sprint, which means 7 winners.
    3. Then there will be final winner of over all contest
    4. Every participant will get marks out of 100, per Sprint, and his/her cumulative Score Card will be maintained.
    5. To qualify final round, you need to have attempted at least 4 out of 7 Goals of this program, that means submit solution for at least 4 Sprints.
    6. Final (over-all) winner will be selected from top 7 Scoring participants, who has also attempted 4 or more Sprint goals.

Sprint Calendar

Sprint# TimeBox
Sprint-1 1 June - 7 June
Sprint-2 8 June - 14 June
Sprint-3 15 June - 21 June
Sprint-4 22 June - 28 June
Sprint-5 29 June - 5 July
Sprint-6 6 July - 12 July
Sprint-7 13 July - 19 July
Sprint-8 20 July - 26 July

# Goals

Sprint# Goal
Sprint-1 What is the right model for performance assessment and rewarding in an Agile Organisation?
Sprint-2 As an Agile Coach or Consultant, how do you convince your leadership that agile is way forward - what all should be done and avoided.
Tip: Try to give approaches as internal Coach, as well as an external Consultant. How will two differ in approach.
Sprint-3 How do you make choice between SCRUM and Kanban? How do you decide which Tool/Framework is suitable?
Tip: Do give some sample boards, based on scenario.
Sprint-4 Art of Good Story Writing and Splitting.
Sprint-5 In Agile PM, how do you manage Schedule and Scope
Sprint-6 Metrics/Reports in Agile World, that SM creates and uses in Agile PM
Sprint-7 How will you plan Agile Transformation for an Organisation, which you are coaching for the first time.
Sprint-8 Assess and Declare Winner on or before 26 July
PRIZE for contest
  • There are weekly prizes for each Sprint’s winner, and then there is a grand prize for final winner of the contest
  • Prizes for Sprint Winners​ (Weekly Winners):
    • An assorted gift bucket of various offers and opportunities (Will announce before contact starts).
    • Get (Video) interviewed by AgileVirgin Team about your winning Solution which will also be Published on our Website, and shared across various Social and Subscriber Channels.
    • Your Article will be Published in our ebook with your Signature and Photo.
    • Certificate of Winning, including Reviewer’s remarks.
  • Prize for overall Agile-A-thon Winner (overall Contest), In addition to all the Sprint Winner Prizes, you get below Prizes:
    • Opportunity to Speak at AgilityToday 2019.
    • 50% discount to ‘The Consultant’ Grooming Program that creates and connects future consultants to opportunities.

Here are simple rules of the game:

  1. Contest registration started on 1st May 2018 ended on 30th May 2018.
  2. Contest Starts on 1 June 2018 and ends on 26th July 2018.
  3. All participants are requested to be in sync with their mail boxes for further details.
  4. A Participants-Only whatsapp group is created so that everyone can get all announcements. Link to join Whatsapp group will be mailed Participants over your registered email id. DO NOT SHARE WHATSAPP GROUP URL IT WITH ANYBODY, IT’S ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS.
  5. Final Winner will be announced on or before 26th June.
  6. There will be total 8 Sprints in Agile-A-Thon.
  7. First 7 Sprints will be for Weekly Marathon, where you contest to WIN. Every Sprint will have a WINNER, who will be awarded. And then 8th Sprint will be used to assess and decide WINNER of Over all Program.
  8. Submission documents nomenclature:
    1. Solution Doc: "{Your Name}_Goal-2_Solution"
    2. Solution Matrices sheet: "{Your Name}_Goal-2_Matrices"
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