Accelerating Agile Development for Scrum Teams Training

Level: Intermediate
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This Agile software development with Scrum course concentrates on the resolution of impediments and shows how you can build high-performing, self-managed teams. It 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, minimize waste, and apply Lean principles to team projects.

Key Features of this Agile Development for Scrum Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Resolve organizational 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


CPE 17 Credits PMI 17 PDU

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Agile Development for Scrum Course Information

  • Requirements

    • One year of software development experience
  • Recommended Experience

    • Knowledge of Agile and Scrum at the level of:
      • Course 918, Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean & XP (preferred), or
      • Course 1813, Certified Scrum Master®, or
      • Course 1814, Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Agile Development for Scrum 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

Agile Development for Scrum Training FAQs

  • What is Scrum in Agile software development?

    Scrum is a framework for managing a process usually with software development.

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