Participants are introduced to Agile and how it compares and contrasts to a Waterfall approach to product development.
The course continues by introducing the Agile Manifesto along with the Manifesto’s supporting principles. This sets the stage for an overview of Agile methods including Scrum, Kanban and Extreme programming. As the course progresses, participants will learn Scrum – including the process flow, roles, ceremonies and artifacts used and practiced by a Scrum team. Throughout the course, participants are asked to apply what they are learning about these practices through a variety of interactive discussions and exercises. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be well equipped with a thorough knowledge of Agile and Scrum and be able to take their new knowledge and skills and apply those immediately to their work on Agile projects.
This course is designed for individuals who are Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Executives, Developers, QA and more. The foundational training sessions are intended to get the team on the same page before the start of their first sprint.
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Have a clear understanding of SCRUM Agile
- Understand how to create, manage and estimate requirements
- How to prepare for and kick off their first SCRUM iteration
- The levels of agile planning and how to plan a Release
- Different approaches to managing technical debt
- SCRUM Adoption considerations
Introduction to Agile
What does it mean to be Agile? Why would I want to consider becoming Agile?
Understand the SCRUM framework. The different roles played within the SCRUM framework, general artifacts and an overview of a SCRUM iteration.
Work through how SCRUM requirements are created, managed and prioritized.
Learn how to prepare prior to a team’s starting to iterate. Understand estimation and velocity. Look at the levels of planning within an Agile project and ways to Release plan your requirements for deliveries.
Walk through a sprint iteration with discussion on each of the key ceremonies and artifacts within a sprint iteration.
SCRUM Outside the Iteration
Discuss the importance of teams and how to recognize the different stages of your sprint teams. Learn different ways to manage technical debt within your Agile projects. Discuss ways to adopt other flavors of Agile within your SCRUM framework. Look at artifacts that help you manage your Agile projects. Look at ways to move ahead with SCRUM adoption into your teams.