Agile Bootcamp

Course:  AGLBC
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

Agile methodologies are quickly becoming the most practical way to create outstanding software. This course will teach students the basic premises and techniques behind Agility so they can apply them to projects. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature Driven Development are some of the leading methodologies under the Agile umbrella. Because organizations do not adopt one methodology in its pure form, students will explore each to learn their strengths and weaknesses. Students will be given time to practice Agile and put the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques taught in this course to work. They will work in teams through the Agile process including Iteration planning, product road mapping and backlogging, estimating, user story development iteration execution, and retrospectives.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Agile Introduction and Overview

Forming the Agile Team

Product Vision

Focus on the Customer

Creating a Product Backlog

Product Roadmap

Prioritizing the Product Backlog

Estimating

Release Planning

Story Review

Iteration Planning

Iteration Execution

Measuring and Communicating Progress

Iteration Review and Demo

Retrospectives

Bringing it All Together

What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Apply Agile testing strategies based on unit and acceptance testing which creates a bottom up confirmation that your software works.
  • Avoid the top mistakes made when rolling out Agile practices and learn to craft an adoption strategy that will work in their organizational culture
  • Build a backlog of prioritized stories that provides emergent requirements for analysis that also fosters customer engagement and understanding
  • Embrace planning from Vision down to Daily level, recognizing the value of continuous planning over following a plan
  • Engage in more effective estimating (story points) and become more accurate by being less precise
  • Follow the team approach: Start as a team, finish as a team
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of Agile principles with context on why they are so important for each team
  • Practice and maintain a regular cadence when delivering working software each iteration
  • Pull together Agile release plans that connect back to business expectations, including hard date commitments and fixed price models
Who Should Take This Course

Any agile team member ? Programmer, Product Owner(Business Experts), Scrum Master, Quality Assurance, IT Executives and Managers.

Training Style

Instructor led with 50% lecture and 50% lab.

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Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken within a year.

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