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Covid-19, ProjectManagement.com and Agility
We are living, a situation that we do not know what will be the impact on human history

The first time I touched on the theme of COVID-19 was on February 20th (I did not imagine that in Europe it would take on the proportions that it is taking)

I understand that in our community there is a planning of the topics to be addressed

Wasn't it time to demonstrate some agility, change the schedule and choose COVI-19 as the main theme?
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Mar 14, 2020 6:22 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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Luis,

Covid-19 is an unpredictable event. Ok. We have seen various viruses in the last century. Starting with the Spanish flu, which originated from the US, just that the Spanish were not at war and documented the event.

Should we demonstrate Agility? Yes.
Should we have learned from previous viruses (Spanish flu, H1N1, and others)? Yes
Did we use it? partly

The reaction time is critical, that is one thing that we have learned. Putting in place various constraints will reduce spread. A simple 1-day variation reduces impact by 40%.

Did we learn? Yes. Did we use the earned information? partly

China did put in place serious restrictions. It prevented all other regions from an exponential outbreak. Other countries (Iran, Corea and Italia) didn't, that is the second wave. Will America manage? Only time will tell.
Dear Vincent
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

We agree when you write: "Covid-19 is an unpredictable event"

I think this is a time for action!
What can be done, specifically, in our community?
Promote the debate (only promoting the debate already shows a certain agility in relation to the March schedule)
Promote the creation of initiatives (I am proud of that Portuguese who took the initiative to design and create a fan. He launched the challenge on twitter and after 48 hours he had people and resources to start the project)
Our community (full of agile project managers) is showing little agility
Or is agility just talk?
Mar 14, 2020 7:17 PM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Yes. It is amazing how far it reaches. The impacts will be felt for some time. I only hope we are learning from this to be better prepared next time around.
Dear Andrew
Thank you for sharing your opinion with us

Covid-19 falls into that kind of unknown risk (for project managers and management)

I believe that we have to be agile in the debate of situations (in their multiple perspectives)
Hello Luis, I don't think agile is the word, I think this important to review the last experience, run scenarios and evaluate the risk. Now, the important is the communication and risk management and re evaluate the actions, maybe the rolling wave is the key
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Mar 18, 2020 7:59 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Santiago
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion
How do you designate speed in making decisions and implementing them?

What is behind the reasons that led to the creation of the Agile manifesto?
Covid-19 goes outside the realm of complex situations given the global impacts and is into the chaotic.

While agile approaches are certainly better than traditional ones, anti-fragility may be the only "right" answer for companies wishing to ride out this storm.

Kiron
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Mar 18, 2020 8:02 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion
Mar 17, 2020 6:24 PM
Replying to Santiago Cartagena
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Hello Luis, I don't think agile is the word, I think this important to review the last experience, run scenarios and evaluate the risk. Now, the important is the communication and risk management and re evaluate the actions, maybe the rolling wave is the key
Dear Santiago
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion
How do you designate speed in making decisions and implementing them?

What is behind the reasons that led to the creation of the Agile manifesto?
Mar 18, 2020 7:52 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Covid-19 goes outside the realm of complex situations given the global impacts and is into the chaotic.

While agile approaches are certainly better than traditional ones, anti-fragility may be the only "right" answer for companies wishing to ride out this storm.

Kiron
Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion
Mar 14, 2020 8:48 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Andrew
It seems like a very good idea for the Hot Topic to address the topic: "Digital efforts and virtual teams"
Just a heads up, The Agileist newsletter tomorrow will focus on virtual work, including advice for leading virtual teams, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, overcoming communication constraints, managing stress in a time of crisis, and long-distance collaboration.
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Mar 18, 2020 2:37 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Aaron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for the information
Mar 18, 2020 4:52 PM
Andrew Craig
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Thanks for sharing this, Aaron!
Mar 18, 2020 1:51 PM
Replying to Aaron Smith
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Just a heads up, The Agileist newsletter tomorrow will focus on virtual work, including advice for leading virtual teams, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, overcoming communication constraints, managing stress in a time of crisis, and long-distance collaboration.
Dear Aaron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for the information
Mar 18, 2020 1:51 PM
Replying to Aaron Smith
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Just a heads up, The Agileist newsletter tomorrow will focus on virtual work, including advice for leading virtual teams, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, overcoming communication constraints, managing stress in a time of crisis, and long-distance collaboration.
Thanks for sharing this, Aaron!
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