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Description

This Executive Agile Training is a 1/2 day workshop. We will review the differences between traditional and agile process models, use short exercises to highlight the theories behind why agile works, and review critical contributions of business and senior leadership to the success of an agile implementation.

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For groups of 5 or more, let Intertech bring this course to your location. Customized versions tailored towards your objectives are also available.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will: (1) Understand common Agile terminology (2)  Understand the benefits of using an Agile approach for software delivery (3)  Have enough information to make an educated decision on next steps toward potential agile adoption in your organization.

Course Outline

Agile Basics

  • What is wrong with the traditional SDLC? Defined vs Empirical process, Stacey diagram and simple vs complex projects, etc.
  • Understanding Agile, its Core values and Principles
  • Introduction to Agile Methodologies
  • Multiple exercises to help understand the theory behind:
    • Small vs. large batch
    • Managing Work-In-Process (WIP)
    • Directed vs. self-organized teams
    • The value of experimentation and “Failing fast”

The Scrum Framework

  • Scrum Process, Values, and Principles
  • Sustainable pace
  • Rhythm and Time boxing
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Scrum Ceremonies and Artifacts
  • Exercise: Inspect and Adapt

Developing and Grooming the Product Backlog

  • Discovering and defining BACKLOG items
  • Prioritizing the backlog
  • Writing user stories and acceptance tests
  • Sizing backlog items – story points
  • Estimating with planning poker (Exercise)
  • Velocity, Burndown, and Burnup

Planning in a Scrum Environment

  • Product, Release and Sprint levels of planning
  • Envisaging the Product
  • Scrum Metrics

Management in an Agile World

  • Changes from “traditional management: steps toward hyper-productivity
  • More than just IT projects: your company, your people

Free Resources from Intertech

Free eBook: The 5 “T’s” of Agile Team Startups

Free Whitepaper: Using Scrum to Lead a Business

Free Whitepaper: 20 Tips for Selecting a Consulting Firm

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