Some people thought I was a little harsh on Agile last week in my post Agile is Not Replacing Waterfall.  If you didn’t read it, I suggested that Agile was not meant for every project like some people think.  It is not even meant for most of them.  

So, this week, let’s look at one case where Agile is perfectly suited, in my opinion.

You are now in charge of the vaccine distribution program of your state or province.  What are you going to do?

You have:

  • an unknown timeline
  • a very fuzzy success definition
  • an undefined budget
  • an array of stakeholders
  • most likely confusion as to who the sponsor is
  • a huge client base very anxious about your progress
  • an ever-watchful press on you every day.

I am not sure we could find a more visible, critical and large-scale project/program than this to consider an Agile approach.  Or maybe you have a different idea?    

This week I want to do something very different in this space.  I am not the right person to layout your first 90 days.  Maybe you are.  Or maybe we all are and with our combined brains, we could figure out a solid, fair, logical, and Agile approach

Here is my challenge to all of you.

You are now in charge of the vaccine distribution program.  What does the first 90 days look like?  What are you going to do?  Who are you going to meet?  How are you going to lay this out for everyone?  Will you use Agile, straight Waterfall or a hybrid??

I look forward to any and every submission. 

RULES!  Yes, we have to have rules, or this will get unreadable – 300 words only.  Keep it to the executive summary level only.

I have created a Linkedin post for this.  https://www.linkedin.com/posts/davidbarrettca_you-are-now-in-charge-of-the-vaccine-distribution-activity-6739928007693086720-xXin

Let’s use that to respond.  If you are not on Linkedin, leave a comment on this post.

Or submit using my email at [email protected]

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