My journey as a Volunteer in SVPM with Agile Methodology and Scrum Framework on project management

I started my career as a Residential house manager after attending a conference where they needed to build an application to help staff manage their work, including documentation and clocking in and out using the application. During that conference, I heard a lot about the Agile methodology and the Scrum Framework. It prompted me to go into many findings, which sparked my passion for becoming a scrum master.

I later took online Classes, which gave me a better understanding of the inner workings of the Scrum Framework and Agile environment. I went as far as getting my first certification (certified Scrum Master). After that class, I also took the professional scrum master certification course. My next step was to put my knowledge to work, to attain hands-on experience. After several attempts at gaining employment with little to no experience, I was recommended to volunteer in a relevant field to increase my technical know-how to add to my years of expertise to meet the job market and expectations.

After going to and applying for a volunteer position at SiliconValley Project Management (SPVM), I received an email from Donald Stringari, a couple of days later. He scheduled a zoom call to let me know what to expect and how I could contribute to the program’s success. SVPM, a non-profit, started in 2006 to create a community of Project Managers who share best practices, experiences, and lessons learned. By 2018, a small group of PM leaders applied the Agile mindset to build the Agile and Scrum Master community, where I am now a member.

When I joined the team in September, I thought I would start with the Scrum Master role. I started with the development role, which has given me more experience than expected. In the beginning, it was challenging, but I was able to overcome my challenges with help and guidance. It was gaining exposure to some project management tools like WordPress, Trello, Slack, and Zoom that helped overcome most challenges. Doing so has helped increase my communication and collaboration skills with my team.

This community has helped me better understand sprint planning, standups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives. It has also helped me adapt and appreciate the incremental process of the projects we develop as a team. I highly recommend SPVM to anyone who has an interest or passion for gaining experience in the Agile environment and becoming a Scrum Master leader.



1 thought on “My journey as a Volunteer in SVPM with Agile Methodology and Scrum Framework on project management”

  1. Hey there! Just finished reading your article about your journey as a volunteer with SVPM using Agile methodology and Scrum framework, and I couldn’t help but be inspired by your experience! It’s clear that you’ve not only embraced the principles of Agile but have woven them into the fabric of your volunteer work seamlessly.

    Your vivid storytelling made me feel like I was right there with you, navigating the challenges and celebrating the victories. The way you described the iterative nature of Agile in the context of your projects was spot on – it’s amazing how those sprints can make even the most complex tasks feel manageable. Your personal insights into how Agile thinking shaped your problem-solving approach were particularly enlightening. It’s refreshing to see someone not just talking the Agile talk but truly living it in their day-to-day activities.

    On a personal note, your article has motivated me to explore volunteering opportunities with a fresh perspective. Your blend of professionalism and authenticity is truly commendable. Keep sharing your experiences – they’re not only insightful but also make for a great read. Looking forward to more of your adventures in the world of Agile project management!

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