I recently retook the one-day Executive Education Agile Fundamentals course at the University of Auckland with some colleagues.
For my workmates, it was the first time. But I learned more the second time around.
Being a newbie to project management, my learning this time around was because I now had a structure in my head for agile and because the terminology wasn’t new.
You can find links to my notes from the first time at the end of this post.
Speaking of terminology, or
They have translated the language of agile methodology in te
You can read about it on their blog here which also includes help with pronunciation.
These kupu (terminology) are available for anyone to use under a creative commons license.
te ararau o Tangaroa | kakama | he ringa miti tai heke | agile
The hundred pathways of Tangaroa (spirit of adventure, orienteering); versatile, nimble, quick to adapt; a hand that licks up the ebb tide, experience in handling the canoe in strong tidal waters.
papa kōrero | the board (often a whiteboard)
Board, surface, discussion; a place in which one delivers debate, dialogue.
Stand up (meeting)
tū mai | stand up
To be active, show, exhibit, express yourself.
whakaputunga | backlog
Pile, heap, collection, cache, corpus, archive, store, hoard, reserve, stockpile, supply, stash.
ki mua | panuku | next
The front, in front of, before, ahead. To move, move on.
e mahi ana | doing
Activity, exercise, operation, function. Used with verbs and ana to show action in progress.
kua tārewa | blocked
Something has changed from one state to another. To be unresolved, unsettled, undecided, unfinished, inconclusive, set aside, unpaid, delayed, deferred, set aside.
kua oti | done
Something has changed from one state to another. Be finished, accomplished, complete.
tū mahi | chore
Manner, sort, type of. Activity, exercise, operation, function.
tū raru | risk
Manner, sort, type of. Problem, trouble, conflict.
kōkiri | initiate
To thrust forward, attack, call, charge, rush forward, champion, lead, advocate.
te ruirui | develop
To shake to and fro (with the hand upright), sprinkle. To sprinkle seeds.
te āta morimori | high care
Gently, slowly, carefully, clearly, deliberately, purposefully, intentionally, openly, thoroughly, cautiously, intently, quite. To nurse (an infant), caress, handle.
Grow and sustain
whakatipu, whakarea | grow and sustain
Cause to grow. To multiply.
ohia mano | design sprint
To think (on the spur of the moment). Be innumerable.
And in case you want to chase them up, here are my notes from the first time I did the course. I have reams of notes from the second time as well which I hope to post soon.