This two-day workshop provides the essential information needed to be successful on Agile projects. Participants will use Scrum processes to write and prioritize user stories, facilitate ceremonies, and create artifacts to plan, track, and improve Scrum processes.
- • Describe agile values and principles
• Explain Scrum roles and responsibilities
• Explain the importance of Scrum ceremonies and artifacts
• Write user stories to build a product backlog
• Use story points and tee-shirt sizes to help determine the business value and cost of user stories
• Create a sprint backlog during Sprint Planning
o Use planning poker to estimate user stories
o Decompose user stories into tasks
o Estimate tasks in hours
o Determine resource capacity for sprint velocity
o Create a burndown chart
• Conduct a Daily Scrum
• Map progress on a burndown chart
• Conduct a Scrum retrospective
Who should attend
This workshop is intended for project managers and other project stakeholders wanting to learn about Agile/Scrum who plan to apply Scrum or want to improve their Scrum practices.
Participants should have worked at least one project.
Format, Material and Duration
To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there are team exercises throughout the course. A lively role play and case study help reinforce concepts learned. Students will need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.
2 Full days / 4 Half-days
Both our Traditional and Virtual classes use the same materials.
• Comprehensive study guide with PowerPoint slides and detailed notes to serve as both an in-class guide and on-the-job reference.
• Example case study running throughout the course.
• A second workshop case study designed to give practice in applying business case skills.
• Workshop solutions that serve as an example business case.
• Comprehensive business case template to use on the job to jump-start your real-life business cases.
• Class discussions and exercises to reinforce the information presented.
- Agile Basics
Agile and Lean principles
Comparison of the Agile methods to waterfall approaches
Overview of the Scrum ceremonies and artifacts
Scrum roles and responsibilities
The Team environment
Defining the product vision
Activity: Define the vision
The Product Backlog
Defining user roles and personas
Describing the components of a user story
Describing guidelines for good user stories
Writing user stories for the product backlog
Defining non-functional requirements and business rules
Workshop: Write user stories and create product backlog
Levels of planning in Agile
Prioritizing and grooming user stories
Adding acceptance criteria
Prioritizing user stories using MoSCoW
Relative sizing using value points for business benefit
Relative sizing using tee-shirt sizes for cost
Estimating user stories using planning poker
Estimating tasks in hours
The Sprint goal, plan, and commitment
Workshop: Create sprint plan
Ceremonies and Artifacts
Events during a Sprint
Daily planning during the Daily Scrum
Updating the team board
Using burndown charts to track progress
Workshop: Conduct Daily Scrum
The Sprint Demo/Review meeting
Incorporating feedback/handling changes to the product backlog
Other Sprint activities (testing/building)
Importance of retrospectives
Workshop: Class retrospective
Certification and Exam
You will receive a certificate of participation.