Agile (Scrum) methodology – Can it apply to managing GIS projects?
Track: Enterprise Support and Training
Authors: Jonathan Spitze, Brenda Reum
Denver Water IT adopted the Scrum methodology to manage its GIS efforts and projects 2 years ago. It brings significant improvements and efficiencies to the IT GIS team. This paper describes adoption of the methodology and use to manage everyday support of applications, upgrades, and new projects for the user community, as well as the basics of Scrum, the makeup of the team, the Product Owner and Scrum Master role, the involvement of business stakeholders, and lessons learned along the way.