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After AgilityToday, AgileVirgin presents Agile-A-Thon

What is Agile-a-thon ?

Agile-A-Thon is a 8 sprints (each of timebox 1 week) long Learning, Contesting and Winning Marathon for Agilists around the world

This Learning Marathon will build your muscles to step into Agile Coaching and Consulting world, and even if not to build muscles, just run for fun with serious Agilists and maybe get a little extra in your life

Here are simple rules of the game:

  1. Contest registration started on 1st May 2019 ended on 30th May 2019.
  2. Contest Starts on 31st May 2019 and ends on 25th July 2019.
  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. There will be total 8 Sprints in Agile-A-Thon.
  6. First 7 Sprints will be for Weekly Agile-A-thon, where participants are presented with a Sprint Goal - A problem Statement.
  7. Participants will submit back solutions for each Sprint’s goal.
  8. Every Sprint, till 7th Sprint, will have a Sprint WINNER, who will be awarded.
  9. 8th Sprint will be used to assess and decide Over all Agile-A-Thon WINNER
  10. Final Winner will be announced on or before 26th June 2019.

Sprint Details

Timebox per Sprint:

1 Week (7 Days), starting from Friday and ending on Thursday.

Ceremonies
# Days of Sprint Goal of each Day
1 Day-1 (Friday) Sprint Goal Announcement:
For each Sprint, there will be a Goal, a ‘Problem Statement’ OR a Question. It will be shared on the website as well as announced to Participants-Only Whatsapp group by 9 AM IST.
2 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 5 PM IST of Day-4.
3 Day-4 (Monday) Solution Submission:
On or before 5 PM of Day-4 (Monday), all Participants will have to submit Solution they prepared. After that, submissions will not be accepted. Note: Solution content book’s guidelines:
  • Use solution space on your Dashboard to submit solution. Word Limit: 1500 words.
  • Additionally, you can also include a separate excel sheet that can contain different matrices that you want to refer in your solution.
  • Also, you can separately include Picture of figures/diagrams that you want to refer in your Solution.
  • Solution should be practically applicable.
  • It will help if there is mention of real application of this solution, in some company.
4 Day-4 (Monday) Day-5 (Tuesday) & Day-6 (Wednesday) Solution Assessment:
Judges will work on assessment of received papers/submissions.
5 Day-7 (Thursday) Result Announcement:
Result will be announced over the website, whatsapp group and other social media channels.Individual Participant Results will be saved to their Dashboard on Result days.
Note: Winning Criteria and categories:
  • Every participant will get marks out of 100, per Sprint, and his/her cumulative Score Card will be maintained in his account. S/he can check it via website, in their account.
  • 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.
  • Final (over-all) winner will be selected from top 7 Scoring participants, who has also attempted 4 or more Sprint goals.
Sprint Calendar and Goals
# Sprint Number TimeBox Goal
1 Sprint 1 31 May 2019 - 6 June 2019 Role of Manager (People) in an Agile Organisation.
2 Sprint 2 7 June 2019 - 14 June 2019 How Organizations can achieve Business Agility?
3 Sprint 3 14 June 2019 - 20 June 2019 Agile Contracts
4 Sprint 4 20 June 2019 - 27 June 2019 Backlog Management in Agile
5 Sprint 5 28 June 2019 - 4 July 2019 Agile Estimation and Planning at Program and Portfolio Level
6 Sprint 6 4 July 2019 - 11 July 2019 Probes for learning Fast and Small
7 Sprint 7 11 July 2019 - 18 July 2019 How as ScrumMaster you will resolve conflict?
8 Sprint 8 19 July 2019 - 25 July 2019 Yet to be announced
Sprint Goals:
# Sprint # TimeBox
1 Sprint-1 Will be announced on 31 May
2 Sprint-2 Will be announced on 7 June
3 Sprint-3 Will be announced on 14 June
4 Sprint-4 Will be announced on 21 June
5 Sprint-5 Will be announced on 28 June
6 Sprint-6 Will be announced on 5 July
7 Sprint-7 Will be announced on 12 July
8 Sprint-8 Assess and Declare Winner on 26 July

Steps to Submit a Solution

Step 1 - Login into your "Agile-A-Thon" account from the following link: https://agileathon.agilevirgin.in/login

Step 2 - Click on Solutions from left sidebar or the link below https://agileathon.agilevirgin.in/users/solutions/list

Step 3 - Click on "Submit Solution" or navigate to the following link: https://agileathon.agilevirgin.in/users/add-solution

Step 4 - Fill the details and submit your solution

Step 5 - Once submitted, you will see the list of all the solutions you have submitted, at the following link:

Step 6 - Once the solution has been evaluated and the results published, you will be able to see your report card at the following link: https://agileathon.agilevirgin.in/users/report-card

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