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Accelerating Agile Development for Scrum Teams

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

1812

Duration

3 Days

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Concentrating on the resolution of impediments and creation of high-performing, self-managed teams, this course provides a fundamental understanding of the Scrum framework and Agile development methodology for software development teams. With this training you will improve your focus on business value, minimise waste, and apply Lean principles to team projects.

You Will Learn How To

  • Resolve organisational issues that impede Agile team development
  • Match Agile coaching styles to the maturity level of your teams
  • Avoid "story card hell" through effective backlog management
  • Apply Scrum to portfolio management and multiple team projects
  • Develop agility assessments for improving team performance

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • One year of software development experience

Recommended Experience:

  • Knowledge of Agile and Scrum at the level of:

Course Outline

  • Reviewing Agile Development and the Scrum Framework
  • Realising the strategic role of the Product Owner
  • Treating the Product Backlog order as the critical path
  • Building better processes through Scrum
  • Growing Agile Teams with Proper Methodology

Developing coaching skills

  • Applying different Agile coaching styles
  • Climbing the Shu-Ha-Ri ladder of attainment
  • Practising servant-leadership

Achieving continuous improvement

  • Prioritising business value as the primary concern
  • Emphasising Scrum's self-management versus the approach of other Agile methodologies

Organising around value-driven software

  • Reinforcing the strategic role of the Product Owner
  • Ordering the Product Backlog dynamically to determine the project's critical path
  • Sniffing out bad "smells" in Scrum Teams
  • Delivering High Performance with Agile Team Training

Employing advanced team practices

  • Distilling requirements with Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
  • Designing products through Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Integrating functional increments continuously

Scaling Agile development

  • Coordinating the work of multiple teams
  • Applying Continuous Integration (CI) for large projects

Accelerating organisational change

  • Exposing dysfunctions in the software development process
  • Driving change through the Scrum Master role
  • Managing Backlogs

Prioritising product requirements

  • Separating concerns with value propositions
  • Organising Epics and Stories
  • Story-Mapping to visualise backlog

Slicing and dicing Stories

  • Planning releases with Minimal Marketable Features (MMF)
  • Characterising a well-formed Product Backlog
  • Avoiding "Story Card Hell"
  • Streamlining Team Progress with Lean Thinking

Maximising the amount of "work not done"

  • Thinking Lean to eliminate waste
  • Comparing Lean and Kanban to Scrum
  • Identifying opportunities to eliminate rework

Implementing Lean thinking

  • Prioritising resources with Agile portfolio management
  • Visualising throughput with Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Reallocating resources to eliminate bottlenecks
  • Improving and Measuring Team Performance

Assessing agility

  • Measuring the delivery of business value
  • Defining team performance
  • Selecting metrics that support self-management

Implementing improvement through Agile development process

  • Creating Improvement Backlogs
  • Tracking the removal of impediments
  • Developing a momentum for success
  • Planning for External Dependencies

Resourcing projects

  • Integrating contractors into Scrum teams
  • Outsourcing to third parties
  • Running geographically dispersed teams

Relating to external constraints

  • Mapping external dependencies
  • Addressing the slow-moving infrastructure team issue
  • Working with deployment teams
  • Generalising Scrum in the Wider Organisation

Scaling Scrum

  • Gaining support for Scrum
  • Creating Agility assessments
  • Addressing impediments at the enterprise level
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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

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This course qualifies for Scrum Alliance SEUs.

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