Introduction to Agile Training Course

Summary

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This course will cover the basics of Agile practices & values, in particular the Scrum methodology of Agile. We will talk about the benefits of Agile, including how it benefits the business, IT department, and the customer. We will cover the team roles and artifacts in Scrum teams, and practice planning an Agile iteration.

Duration

1 day

Audience

This course is perfect for conducting on-site in a company moving towards Agile methods. It provides a comprehensive overview for those who will be working on a Scrum team, and it also provides a solid introduction to those who are not part of the Scrum team but need to understand how and why Scrum teams operate the way that they do. The material is process oriented and not overly technical, and so this course is suitable for technical, business, and managerial audiences.

Pre-requisites

None

Outline

  • Agile Values – The Agile Manifesto
  • Comparing Agile to Traditional Methods (ie Waterfall)
  • Agile Teams
  • Agile Process Flow
  • Requirements vs User Stories
  • Acceptance Criteria on User Stories
  • Roles in a Scrum Team
  • Planning Your Iteration
  • Scrum Artifacts: Product Backlog, Iteration Backlog, Iteration Burndown
  • Daily Scrum/Standup
  • Iteration Reviews and Demos
  • Iteration Retrospectives
  • ROI of Agile
  • Where Agile Works Best
  • Common Mistakes in Agile
  • How to sell Agile in your organization
  • Next steps in Agile Adoption