AI + Agile? - Lessons from a Scrum Master (Virtual 12-1 pm)

Ways of Working

 

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Experiment -

Can AI Step into the Shoes of Scrum Masters and Project Managers? 

Have you ever wondered if AI could step into the shoes of a scrum master or project manager?

If yes, join us for our next Lunch & Learn webinar to see if AI can really be one based on lessons learned from an experiment done by agile community member Oscar-Timothy Okolo. In this session, Oscar will demonstrate how to run this experiment using sample data.

Project management tools such as Jira, Asana, and Azure DevOps (ADO) store extensive data on teams, sprints, and various key metrics that significantly influence discussions and decisions within agile teams. Typically, we humans tend to rely more on surface-level observations and what we perceive in meetings, overlooking the depth of available data. Recognizing this gap, he became curious about how incorporating this comprehensive data into our analyses might alter perceptions and decisions.

To explore this, Oscar decided to integrate all this information into an AI system to evaluate its performance. Since his initial attempt, he’s continued to enrich the AI with more data. He’s convinced that the insights generated by this AI tool could be highly beneficial for agile practitioners, offering new perspectives and enhancing decision-making processes.

Summary: Building on the understanding of story points, this session explores the innovative concept of AI performing as a Scrum Master. Drawing from an experiment where AI was fed data from Jira and other tools, we'll dissect its feasibility, challenges, and implications. 

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how this experiment works with sample data using ChatGPT
  • Outline the methodology and setup of the AI Scrum Master experiment.
  • Present findings from different scenarios, such as sprint planning and daily stand-ups.
  • Analyze the AI's effectiveness in interpreting data, predicting issues, and offering improvements.
  • Discuss the impact of AI on team dynamics, productivity, and overall project success.
  • Explore ethical considerations, potential limitations, and the future role of AI in Agile project management.

Speaker bio:

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Oscar Okolo

Oscar-Timothy Okolo is a distinguished Agile practitioner with a robust data-driven approach. His expertise is underpinned by a deep commitment to Lean Six Sigma principles, evidenced by his black belt and green belt certifications. Oscar currently excels in the role of Scrum Master, specializing in consultancy within the energy sector. His professional journey is marked by a broad spectrum of experiences across diverse industries, including finance and healthcare.

Driven by a fervent passion for fostering success, Oscar founded Kaizen Vibes. This venture is dedicated to cultivating environments of continuous improvement by integrating customized agile practices to suit the specific needs of various organizations, all while propagating the agile methodology.

Academically, Oscar is well-founded with a background in Computer Science, complemented by a Master of Science in Health Informatics and Data Science. He has contributed to numerous projects in varying capacities, including significant roles on the product side. Outside of his professional endeavors, Oscar enjoys engaging in chess and delving into new books, reflecting his continuous pursuit of knowledge and personal growth.

Certifications:

PMI-ACP, PMP, PSM I, PSM II, PSPO, CSM, A-CSM, CSP-SM, LSSGB, LSSBB, S6SM, Jira Project Admin, SAS Advanced programmer

Meeting Agenda

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM - Meeting Opens

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Presentation

12:45 PM  - 1:00 PM - Q&A/Closing

There are no refunds for this meeting.

 PDUs

Those who attend can self-report 1.0 PDU (Ways of Working)

Meeting Info:
If you are registered for this webinar, you should have received an email from PMINYC Agile on 6/20 with the Zoom link for the meeting. If you did not receive it, please check your Junk/SPAM folders or contact Sheryl Chuang (sheryl.chuang@pminyc.org) to get the link.

 

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Information

Type of category: Agile Program

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: June 21st, 2024

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Registration close date: June 21st, 2024 at 9:00AM

# of PDUs: 1

Price

Members: Free

Non members and Guests: USD$5.00

Location

Virtual - Zoom