Agile approaches and Scrum project management

Summary

Plunge into the world of Scrum and experience its various ceremonies. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment concretely the different ceremonies of Scrum and produce Scrum’s related artifacts while being guided throughout each step by an expert who has hands-on experience implementing Scrum in development teams.

Duration: 2 days
Target audience:

  • Project and product managers
  • Architects and developers
  • Quality assurance specialists
  • Anyone looking to implement a simple approach that provides all benefits of Agile development

Unit price: $995

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Objectives:

  • Experiment the execution of a Scrum project—During a practical exercise, each participant plays the role of a member of the Scrum team.
  • Discuss with an Agile expert—During the course, the trainer asks questions to verify that participants understand the concepts presented. The trainer also shares their work experience and answers questions about the participants’ specific contexts.

What you will learn:

  • To understand the philosophy behind Agile approaches, more specifically the Scrum framework:
    • Describe the values and principles of the Agile manifesto
    • Determine the deliverables, activities, and roles according to the Scrum Guide from Scrum.org
  • To apply the basics of Agile project management and, more specifically, to understand how to clarify and use the project vision to create the basic elements required to launch a project:
    • build an initial product backlog
    • organize the development according to the business value
    • write backlog items that are compatible with the management of a Scrum product backlog
    • establish an iterative and incremental release plan
    • mitigate risks by regularly inspecting and adapting development practices and deliverables

Content:

  • Introduction to Agile values and principles
  • Steps to kick-off an Agile projectHow to write a project charter
  • Roles of the Product Owner, the development team, and the Scrum Master
  • How to create an initial product backlog
  • How to create specifications for backlog items, success criteria, and a definition of "done"
  • How to set up a team for an Agile project (the basics)
  • Agile estimation and planning (Planning Poker® from Mountain Goat Software)
  • Using story points to estimate relative complexity
  • Release burndown chart
  • Sprint burndown chart
  • Scrum task board
  • What happens during sprints
  • Sprint planning meeting
  • Daily scrum meeting
  • Sprint review meeting
  • Sprint retrospective meeting
  • Product backlog grooming session

 

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Testimonials

François Nadeau
IBM
Thanks for sharing your passion!
Cédric Guillemette
Lightspeed
Concrete training and hands-on exercises with opportunity to ask plenty of questions and get practical answers!

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