The Complete Agile Masterclass – Weekend Sessions

  • 30-04-2022 - 15-05-2022
  • Online Event

Learn much more than what is covered in any Agile training by joining this one-of-a-kind training. This 3-in-1 training covers concepts Basic Agile, Scrum, and Kanban as detailed below and you will have more than enough knowledge to do a certification from Scrum.org, Scrum Alliance, or Kanban University.

Session Title: Agile Basics

Topics Covered:

  1. A bit of history on Scientific Management & Project Management
  2. History of Agile (Story about 17 project managers and the Agile Manifesto)
  3. Introduction to Agile (Definition & Perspectives)
    1. Agile as a way of working
    2. Agile as a combination of Incremental and Iterative
    3. Agile as a collection of frameworks
  4. Introduction to the Agile Manifesto & the Agile Onion
  5. The Agile Mindset
  6. 4 Agile Values
  7. 12 Agile Principles
  8. A few Agile Practices
    1. EDUF vs BDUF
    2. Fail Fast, Learn Faster
    3. Adaptive Planning & Progressive Elaboration
    4. Defer Commitments)
  9. The Agile Team
    1. Committed
    2. Empowered & Autonomous
    3. Cross functional (T shaped to Comb shaped team members)
    4. Self Managing
  10. Agile Planning Onion and the Cone of Uncertainty

Session Title: Scrum

Topics Covered:

  1. Precursor – Scrum as an Agile Framework
  2. A bit of History about Scrum (Article by Takeuchi and Nonaka)
    1. Comparison of Scrum to the Rugby game
  3. What and Why Scrum
  4. 3 Pillars of Empirical Process Control
  5. The Scrum Process
  6. Some basic concepts
    1. The Sprint
    2. A Release
    3. The Product Backlog and Backlog Items
      1. DEEP criteria
      2. Writing User Stories
        1. Identifying Personas (WHO)
        2. Identifying Functionality (WHAT)
        3. Identifying the Value delivered (WHY)
      3. Splitting User Stories
        1. Introduction to SPIDR model
        2. More than 20 splitting techniques
    4. Prioritization
      1. What is Priority
      2. Prioritization Criteria
      3. Prioritization Process
      4. Prioritization Techniques
    5. Relative Sizing
      1. Why relative sizing
        1. CURED criteria
      2. Story Points vs Ideal Days
      3. Playing Planning Poker and best practices
  7. The Scrum Framework
    1. Scrum Roles and Accountabilities (Scrum Team)
      1. Scrum Master
      2. Product Owner
      3. Developers
      4. Supporters (External)
    2. Scrum Events
      1. Backlog Grooming
        1. What is grooming (refinement)
        2. Ongoing nature of refinement
      2. Sprint Planning (Including Capacity Planning)
      3. Daily Standup
      4. Sprint Review
      5. Sprint Retrospective
        1. Retrospective note formats
    3. Scrum Artifacts
      1. Product Goal
      2. Sprint Goal
      3. Increment (Potentially Shippable Increment)
    4. Scrum Metrics
      1. Creating and reading a Sprint Burndown chart
      2. Calculating and using Sprint Velocity

Session Title: Kanban

Topics Covered:

  1. Workflows and inherent problems in them
    1. What are workflows
    2. Problems with large batches of work
    3. Problems with multi-tasking
  2. Kanban as an agile way of working
  3. History of Kanban (Inception in China and the use of Kanban in Toyota Production System)
  4. What and Why of Kanban
  5. 4 Kanban Principles
  6. 6 Kanban Practices
    1. Visualize the work
      1. Visualize the workflow (Various methods with swim lanes, sub statuses, proto Kanban etc.)
      2. Visualize the work
    2. Limit WIP
      1. Considerations with Capacity Available and Complexity of Work
    3. Make Policies Explicit (‘Pull Criteria’)
      1. Defining and using policies at workflow or workflow status level
    4. Manage the Flow
      1. Kanban as a ‘Pull’ system
    5. Enable Faster Feedback Loops
    6. Measure and Grow
      1. Little’s Law
        1. Lead Time
        2. Cycle Time
      2. Cumulative flow Report and associated decisions

We will also provide guidance to pass the PSM-1, PSPO-1, and PSK-1 exams from Scrum.org through this training.

You may also select to attend the sessions you like. Reach out to APPTRA Holdings and we will provide a package to satisfy your needs.

  • Date : 30-04-2022 - 15-05-2022
  • Time : 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Registration Deadline : 28-04-2022
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  • Venue : Online Event

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