Into the Scrum

On Monday, November 18, Rockefeller Foundation CTO stops by Seidenberg to talk Scrum and the foundation’s Agile transformation story at the Agile NYC user group meeting.

In 2012, The Rockefeller Foundation, a New York-based private philanthropic foundation, started using the Agile Scrum framework as opposed to the traditional, waterfall approach to internal IT project development and execution. On Monday, November 18, Agile NYC and Seidenberg host Carolyn Wendrowski and Scott Ceniza-Levine as they discuss the project opportunity and initial experiences piloting Scrum, and learn how Rockefeller developed its own “flavor” of Agile that has since been adapted to small and large IT projects involving foundation IT staff, program staff, and consultants. They will focus on lessons learned from the initial pilot, and experimenting with Scrum and Kanban to improve processes in the IT department and within the organization.

Scott Ceniza-Levine is Chief Technology Officer at the Rockefeller Foundation, responsible for strategic direction and implementation of information and communications technology solutions across all Foundation offices.

Carolyn Wendrowski is PMP certified and a Microsoft Certified Professional in CRM. In addition to attending Agile NYC meetings and events, she is active in the Technology Affinity Group (a group focused on promoting technology in philanthropy), and is a member in the network of Foundation Information Systems Managers.

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of 163 William Street. For more details or to register, click here.