Agile Team Workshop

Learn the essential concepts and tools of effective scrum teams in this two-day course. This workshop will cover the agile basics and beyond to provide real-world, practical insights to help your team start their agile journey or to maximize the performance of your current agile teams.

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Description
  • Build a cohesive agile team via appropriate team structure, workplace design, and team roles
  • Plan and execute short development iterations to get to market early and often
  • Apply the best of Kanban, Lean Startup, XP, and Theory of Constraints in a Scrum framework
  • Move towards multi-disciplinary generalizing specialists to maximize team performance
  • Adapt via an inspect-and-adapt feedback cycle and plus-delta feedback
  • Break down the barriers between various roles such as QA and development
  • Make the paradigm shift from top down to distributed control
  • Track and monitor progress via team boards, task boards, burn down charts, and metrics
  • Commit to a feature breakdown structure instead of a work breakdown structure
  • Create conditions of acceptance, acceptance criteria, and testable examples and use them, instead of lengthy text descriptions, to create clarity among analyst, developers, testers, and all team members.
  • Use Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) to get better requirements

Eliminate Barriers to Development Success
Scrum is an agile development method that removes barriers between your customers and the development team. Using the Scrum approach, your organization will more easily meet market and customer needs while attaining its ROI objectives for your project. As a trained team, all members will have improved quality of life and productivity, while creativity is unleashed, providing both “quick wins” for your team, as well as long term sustainable success.

Learn the Essential Concepts and Tools of Effective Scrum Teams
This workshop provides participants with experience dealing with complex issues facing agile teams today so that they can work across role and function to speed time to market while increasing quality. This workshop will cover the agile basics and beyond to provide real world, practical insights to help your team start on their agile journey or maximize the performance of your current agile teams.

This course is taught by leading agile practitioners with decades of real-world industry experience at companies ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 100. Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, case studies, tool and template examples, and more are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught in a comprehensive fashion. The focus of the course will be interactively tailored to each class’s particular needs to ensure your teams have what they need to take the next step.

Who Should Attend
All members of an agile team, including business analysts, quality assurance, developers, product owners, ScrumMasters along with their managers and business stakeholders.

Bonus Offering
Attendees are eligible 14 Contact Hours/PDUs toward their PMP continuing education hours.

Course Outline

Level Setting
Introductions
Scrum overview
Why agile?
Common challenges
Terminology

Scrum Process
Discovery sessions
Product backlog
Release planning
Sprint backlog
Sprint planning
Sprint
- Daily Scrum
- Team board
- Burndown
- Sprint review
- Sprint retrospective

Kanban System
Work not worker
Limiting work in process
Looking downstream

Roles and Team
Team structures
Poly skilling
Emerging roles
Diversity

Ready and Done

Requirements and Specs Overview
From vision to user story
Overview
Acceptance criteria and tests
Requirements
Functional specifications

Estimating and Forecasting
Estimating
Burndowns/burnups
Velocity

Expanding the Agile Universe
PMI
TOC and critical chain
XP engineering principles
Lean startup

Class Fee Includes


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Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Call to Schedule
Anytime
Virtual Classroom
Your Location
Anywhere
Course Duration: 2 Days
Description
  • Build a cohesive agile team via appropriate team structure, workplace design, and team roles
  • Plan and execute short development iterations to get to market early and often
  • Apply the best of Kanban, Lean Startup, XP, and Theory of Constraints in a Scrum framework
  • Move towards multi-disciplinary generalizing specialists to maximize team performance
  • Adapt via an inspect-and-adapt feedback cycle and plus-delta feedback
  • Break down the barriers between various roles such as QA and development
  • Make the paradigm shift from top down to distributed control
  • Track and monitor progress via team boards, task boards, burn down charts, and metrics
  • Commit to a feature breakdown structure instead of a work breakdown structure
  • Create conditions of acceptance, acceptance criteria, and testable examples and use them, instead of lengthy text descriptions, to create clarity among analyst, developers, testers, and all team members.
  • Use Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) to get better requirements

Eliminate Barriers to Development Success
Scrum is an agile development method that removes barriers between your customers and the development team. Using the Scrum approach, your organization will more easily meet market and customer needs while attaining its ROI objectives for your project. As a trained team, all members will have improved quality of life and productivity, while creativity is unleashed, providing both “quick wins” for your team, as well as long term sustainable success.

Learn the Essential Concepts and Tools of Effective Scrum Teams
This workshop provides participants with experience dealing with complex issues facing agile teams today so that they can work across role and function to speed time to market while increasing quality. This workshop will cover the agile basics and beyond to provide real world, practical insights to help your team start on their agile journey or maximize the performance of your current agile teams.

This course is taught by leading agile practitioners with decades of real-world industry experience at companies ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 100. Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, case studies, tool and template examples, and more are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught in a comprehensive fashion. The focus of the course will be interactively tailored to each class’s particular needs to ensure your teams have what they need to take the next step.

Who Should Attend
All members of an agile team, including business analysts, quality assurance, developers, product owners, ScrumMasters along with their managers and business stakeholders.

Bonus Offering
Attendees are eligible 14 Contact Hours/PDUs toward their PMP continuing education hours.

Course Outline

Level Setting
Introductions
Scrum overview
Why agile?
Common challenges
Terminology

Scrum Process
Discovery sessions
Product backlog
Release planning
Sprint backlog
Sprint planning
Sprint
- Daily Scrum
- Team board
- Burndown
- Sprint review
- Sprint retrospective

Kanban System
Work not worker
Limiting work in process
Looking downstream

Roles and Team
Team structures
Poly skilling
Emerging roles
Diversity

Ready and Done

Requirements and Specs Overview
From vision to user story
Overview
Acceptance criteria and tests
Requirements
Functional specifications

Estimating and Forecasting
Estimating
Burndowns/burnups
Velocity

Expanding the Agile Universe
PMI
TOC and critical chain
XP engineering principles
Lean startup

Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Letter of completion
Instructors
Sanjiv Augustine
LitheSpeed
Bob Payne
LitheSpeed

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