Deep Dive into Agile and Scrum - The What, Why and How to Begin as User Tomorrow

Deep Dive into Agile and Scrum - The What, Why and How to Begin as User Tomorrow

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4:00On-Demand LearningUSD $495.00
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This is not your typical Agile and Scrum 101 course. This course is designed to spend 25% of the time on “What” and “Why” behind Agile and Scrum and 75% on the “How” you can actually start using it on your team tomorrow!

If you’re interested in learning real-world techniques used by dozens of teams, then this course is for you. We walk you through an end-to-end lifecycle Agile project journey from Release Planning all the way to Production Release using a sample project or YOUR own. There is a cost to learning Agile and Scrum by trial-and-error or simply reading a book, and many other courses focus almost entirely on What and Why with little coverage of actual HOW-TO techniques. Our instructor shares how small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies have applied Agile in real-world projects along with many tips, tricks, and best practices.


Who Should Attend

This course is for people responsible for managing, leading, coordinating, and working on projects who have limited experience or knowledge of practical, formal Agile project management methods. Among those who can benefit from this course are:

  • Project Managers                  
  • Team Members (Developers, Testers, BAs, DBAs, etc.)
  • Business Users and Product Owners are all invited to learn the core skills they will need to be on an Agile team                                                     
Performance Focus
What You Will Learn

You’ll learn how to:

  • Practice all the core Scrum practices end-to-end
  • Implement real-world creative techniques for estimating, story identification, and prioritization 
  • Use an end-to-end example project scenario for maximum learning retention! 
  • Use YOUR company project as our sample (for private courses) 
  • Walk away with valuable course material, handouts, resources, and cheat sheets that will support you on your projects
  • Practice real-world techniques from an experienced Agile Coach


Course Overview

Agile Introduction and Overview 

  • The Traditional Process 
  • What is Agile? 
  • Agile Methods 
  • The Agile Process and Roles
  • Agile Benefits / Value 

The Agile Team 

  • Agile Team Characteristics 
  • Agile Roles and Expectations
  • Agile Management and Stakeholder Roles
  • Agile Team Workspace
  • Agile Programs and Portfolio Teams

The Agile Planning & Visioning 

  • The 6 Levels of Planning
  • Agile Planning Lifecycle
  • Release Planning and Iteration 
  • Agile Visioning Toolkit
  • Establishing Product Vision 
  • Agile Modeling Techniques 

Creating the Backlog 

  • 5 Levels of Agile Requirements
  • User Stories 
  • INVEST Model 
  • Non-Functional Stories 
  • Acceptance Criteria 
  • How to Break Down Large Stories  

Release Planning and Estimating 

  • What is Release Planning? 
  • Sample Release Plan
  • Story Points 
  • Sizing Techniques 
  • Planning Poker 
  • Complexity Buckets 
  • Affinity Sizing 
  • Planning Using Velocity 
  • Release Planning Meeting 
  • Sample Release Burn-up Chart

A Day in the Life of an Agile Team 

  • Planning Meeting
  • Design Review
  • Daily Standup
  • Pre-Planning
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective

Building Healthy Agile Teams 

  • Common Challenges Facing Teams
  • Healthy Team Structure
  • Team Maturity Stages
  • The 5 Dimensions of Team Health 
  • Deep Dive into Clarity, Performance, Culture, Leadership, Foundation
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Metrics

Summary and Next Steps

  • What did we learn and how can we implement this learning in our work environment?

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Technical Leadership Strategic Total
Project Management Professional (PMP)® 0 4.00 0 4.00
PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)® 0 4.00 0 4.00
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® 0 4.00 0 4.00
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® 0 4.00 0 4.00
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® 0 4.00 0 4.00
PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® 0 4.00 0 4.00
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® 0 4.00 0 4.00

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