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Agile Scrum and Kaban Practices

Corporate Education Group, In Andover (+1 locations)
2-day; Four 3-hour sessions
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Course description

The overall goal of this course is to provide learners with the essentials of agile and how they can apply agile to their teams and projects. This workshop primarily focuses on agile practices to improve the team’s ability to work together. We will cover the agile mindset, responding to stakeholder needs, and adding value, with details on Scrum and an overview of Lean Kanban.

This live virtual classroom program includes live interaction with a dynamic and expert instructor and a one-hour follow-up round-table virtual session brainstorming on implementation challenges and steps.

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Training content

Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Exercise: Participant Introductions
  • Workshop Orientation
  • Expectations
  • Exercise: What Are Your Expectations for This Course?

Foundation Concepts

  • What Is Agile?
  • Why Agile?
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Breakout Activity: Select 3 Principles and List 3 Steps to Implement in Your Organization and 2 Barriers to Implementation
  • Agile Umbrella
  • Agile Methods
  • Agile vs. Waterfall
  • Project vs. Product Management
  • Paradigm Shifts
  • Breakout Activity: Agile or Waterfall?

Focus on Scrum

  • History of Scrum
  • Scrum Roles and Ceremonies
  • Scrum Team Roles and Responsibilities
    • Team Member
      • Discussion: Characteristics of a High-Performing Team
      • Video: Empowerment
    • Scrum Master
      • Discussion: What Are Scrum Master Responsibilities?
    • Product Owner
      • Activity: Characteristics of an Effective Product Owner
    • Stakeholders
      • Discussion: Who Are Your Stakeholders and How Do We Identify Key Stakeholders?
    • Activity: Which Roles Perform Which Functions?

Planning Releases

  • Product Vision
  • Breakout Activity: Select a Team Product/Project and Document the Vision
  • Product Backlog
    • Definition
    • What Does It Include? Epics, Features, Stories, Tasks, Enablers, Teamwork
    • Breakout Activity: Create 2 Epics, 2 Features per Epic Based on the Product/Project Vision Selected
  • Creating a Release Plan

Backlog Refinement

  • Duration
  • Purpose
  • Discussion: What Would Be the Optimal Backlog Tool for Your Project/Product?

Writing User Stories

  • Format
  • Personas
  • Breakout Activity: Document a Persona for Your Project/Product
  • How Do You Know If the Stories Are Written at the Right Level?
  • Acceptance Criteria
    • Breakout Activity: For Each Defined Feature, Write 2 User Stories with 2 Acceptance Criteria Each
  • Discussion: Definition of “Ready”
  • Definition of “Done”
    • Breakout Activity: Document a Definition of Done

Estimating User Stories

  • Relative Sizing
    • Breakout Activity: Relative Sizing for Your Project/Product
    • Planning Poker
  • Discussion: Pros and Cons of Agile Estimating Techniques vs. Traditional

Prioritizing User Stories

  • Prioritization Techniques
  • Discussion: Which Is the Best Technique for Your Project?

Planning an Iteration

  • Selecting a Sprint Length
  • Conducting the Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Building the Sprint Backlog
  • Creating a Sprint Plan
    • Calculating Capacity
    • Estimating Velocity

Running an Iteration

  • Sprint Duration and Purpose
  • Using Burndown and Burnup Charts
  • Negotiating Changes During a Sprint
  • Daily Scrum Duration and Purpose
  • Group Activity: Practice a Daily Scrum

End of Iteration

  • Sprint Review/Demonstration
  • Exercise: Facilitator-Led: What Do You Need to Do to Prep for a Sprint Review?
  • Sprint Retrospective Duration and Purpose
    • Video: Sprint Retrospective
    • Exercise: Best Practices vs. Continuous Improvement

Lean Kanban Overview

  • What Is Kanban?
  • Overview of Kanban
  • Six Kanban Practices
  • Class Activity: Why Limit WIP? Class Coin Game — Small Batches
  • Group Activity: Document 6-10 Step Workflow

Agile Implementation

  • Activity: What Are Implementation Challenges for Your Organization?
  • Five Steps to Implement Agile Scrum
  • Five Steps to Implement Agile Kanban

Summary and Next Steps


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Certification / Credits

  • Discover the agile mindset.
  • Explain the benefits of agile.
  • Know the value and logistics for each Scrum event.
  • Articulate Scrum roles and responsibilities.
  • Know the six Kanban practices.
  • Describe the implementation steps for both agile Scrum and Kanban.

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