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Accelerating Agile Development for Scrum Teams

COURSE TYPE

Practitioner

Course Number

1812

Duration

3 Days

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About This Course: Scrum and Agile software development is often embraced by organizations not fully adapted for it. In this Scrum-focused Agile training course, you learn how to use Scrum and apply Agile development methodology to drive progress by resolving impediments and creating high-performing, self-managed teams.

You Will Learn How To

  • Resolve organizational issues that impede your Agile teams' development
  • Build high-performing teams for more valuable software delivery
  • Avoid "story card hell" through effective backlog management
  • Minimize waste using Lean principles
  • Apply Scrum to portfolio management and multiple team projects

Course Outline

  • Reviewing Agile Development and the Scrum Framework
  • Realizing 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
  • Practicing servant-leadership

Achieving continuous improvement

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

Organizing 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 organizational change

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

Prioritizing product requirements

  • Separating concerns with value propositions
  • Organizing Epics and Stories
  • Story-Mapping to visualize backlog

Slicing and dicing Stories

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

Maximizing 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

  • Prioritizing resources with Agile portfolio management
  • Visualizing 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
  • Generalizing Scrum in the Wider Organization

Scaling Scrum

  • Gaining support for Scrum
  • Creating Agility assessments
  • Addressing impediments at the enterprise level
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Aug 16 - 18 Rockville, MD/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Tuition

Standard

$2650

Government

$2355

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Questions

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course qualifies for 17 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 17 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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.

Technical : 17 PDUs

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This course qualifies for 24 SEUs.

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