Agile Boot Camp for Scrum Teams

Course Dates: TBA  (group and/or on-site courses available)
Prerequisites:  none
Course Level: Introductory through Intermediate
Price: $1,295/single participant (call for group and/or on-site pricing)
CPE Hours: 24
PDU’s: 22.5

Descriptions

This is a three day Agile Intensive that takes a Team from the ground floor in their knowledge of the Agile Framework to being able to hit the ground running at the end (with a good Scrum Master or Coach to guide them).   This starts with the basics of the Agile Framework, builds a strong understanding of how the Scrum Framework operates, and uses real-life work examples for the classroom exercise.  This class is very hands on, and the participants will have the opportunity to turn this class into a productive work session that has useful work product as an outcome. It is designed to help new Agile Teams working in the Scrum Framework to jumpstart their Team, and will give the entire Scrum Team a common understanding of how the Agile Framework will help to support their work.

Prerequisites

This course has no prerequisites.  It naturally would be helpful to take a class like A Basic Introduction To The Agile Framework, but it is not required.

Measurable Objectives

The participant will leave the class with a solid understanding of the Agile Framework.  They will know the Values and Principles that guide the different Agile approaches (Lean, Kanban, eXtreme Programming, Scrum, etc.), and how to explain them to others effectively.   They will have the opportunity to work with a real-life work issue, create a product vision, roadmap, release plan, and User Stories for it.  The participants will engage in team activities that are lessons, designed to drive home the reasons and benefits for different Scrum ceremonies, as well as giving each Team member a shared understanding of what they are doing and why.   It helps to bridge the gap for companies that are transitioning from the Waterfall Approach to the Agile Framework.  If they come into the class with a project in mind, they will leave with some very useful work product that they can immediately put in to practice.

This class is designed for an entire Scrum Team to take, including the Managers, SMEs and other involved parties.  It is extremely valuable for new Scrum Teams and for organizations that are new to the Agile Framework.

Course outline

  • What is Agile?
  • Agile Values & Principles
  • Why Choose Agile?
  • How Is Agile Different?
  • Different Agile Methods (Lean, Kanban, eXtreme Programming)
    • Where and how are these methods used today?
  • The Scrum Framework
    • The Scrum Schedule
    • The Players in Scrum
      • Product Owner
      • Scrum Master
      • Development Team
    • Team Building & Collaboration
    • Team Exercise: Self Organization
    • Team Working Agreements and Collaboration Techniques
    • Agile Planning
      • The Vision
        • Team Exercise: Creating a Vision
      • The Roadmap
        • Team Exercise: Creating a Roadmap
      • The Customer
        • Agile User Roles
        • Team Exercise: Identifying the User Roles
      • User Stories
        • Acceptance Criteria
        • The I.N.V.E.S.T. Criteria
        • The Product Backlog
        • Ordering The Product Backlog
      • Definition of Ready
      • Definition of Done
      • Team Exercise: Create Definitions of Ready and Done
      • Team Exercise: Writing User Stories
      • Team Exercise: Creating and Prioritizing the Product Backlog
      • Estimating User Stories
      • Velocity
      • Agile Planning
        • Release Planning
        • Sprint Planning
      • Walkthrough of a Sprint from Sprint Planning through to the Demo and Retrospective
      • Team Exercise: Sprint Planning and Delivery
      • Transparency & How to show Progress
      • Continuous Improvement
      • Impediments to Agile