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Mastering Agile SCRUM

The objective of this two day course is to impart the skills required for working as part of Agile Scrum teams. Participants get to participate and learn the various activities involved in being a practitioner in an Agile SCRUM team.

The participants will get an introduction to Agile and Scrum, release and sprint planning, estimation techniques, tracking in Scrum and participation in transitioning an organization to Scrum and so on. The participants can effectively be part of Scrum teams in an organization after attending this course.

Objectives:

After the completion of the course, the participants would be able to:

  • Understand the Agile Life Cycle, Scrum Process
  • Participants learn the various activities and roles involved in being a practitioner in an Agile SCRUM teams
  • The participants will get an introduction to Agile and Scrum, release and sprint planning, estimation techniques, developing user stories, sprint review, sprint retrospective and tracking progress in Scrum projects etc.,
  • The participants can effectively be part of Scrum teams in an organization after attending this course

Delivery Method:

The course is a mix of case driven, instructor-led, and self paced learning, designed to enable participants learn, experiment and implement the concepts and underlying philosophy of Agile methodology.

The course is very interactive and provides:

  • Hands on Exercises and Group activities
  • SCRUM Life Cycle Simulation Exercises on Implementing Scrum ceremonies
  • Estimation Multiple Techniques
  • Release and Sprint Planning
  • Writing User stories and user story prioritization

Deliverables:

  • Master copy of the course notes [Hard Copy Format]
  • Case Study, Exercises Copies
  • Course Handouts, if any
  • Agile Scrum certificate
  • Scrum Guide by Ken (Softcopy in PDF)
  • Posters to be used internal in Organization or projects (Softcopy, PDF format)
  • A huge amount of practical exercises

Target Audience:

The target audience for the program is a mix of professionals across hierarchies to get insights on the skills required for working as part of Agile Scrum teams.

Participants learn the various activities involved in being a practitioner in an Agile SCRUM team.

This audience who will benefit most from this program:

  • Agile Team members
  • Business Users
  • Product Owners and Scrum Team members
  • Project Planners
  • Quality Staff (Testing and Quality Assurance)
  • Agile Developers / Programmers
  • Designers
  • Testers
  • Configuration Managers

TOPICS — DAY ONE

  1. Introduction to Workshop
  • Participants introduction
  • Familiarization with course material
  • Familiarization with the protocols and timings
  • Expectation setting and clarifications
  1. Introduction to Agile Concepts
  • Why Agile?
  • Traditional vs Agile
  • Introduction to Agile
  • Agile Characteristics
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Popular Agile methods
  • Applicability of Agile Methods
  • Benefits of Agile Methods
  • Benefits of Agile Methods
  1. Overview To SCRUM
  • Scrum Basics
  • Scrum Team formation
  • Scrum Roles – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scrum Team
  • Scrum Ceremonies – Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and retrospective meetings
  • Scrum Artefacts
  1. SCRUM Methodology – Sprint Execution
  • SCRUM Rules / Guidelines
  • Sprint Planning and Release planning
  • Concepts Sprint duration and Sprint cancellation policy
  • Sprint backlog
  • Sprint Burn Down Charts
  • Release Burn Down Charts
  • Release Management
  • Product backlog refinement
  • Definition of Done
  • Tracking progress in Scrum and metrics
  • Sprint Review and retrospective
  1. It is all about change – Team Dynamics
  • Agile Teams – Self Organizing and Cross functional
  • Trust, Collaboration, negotiations and Team communication
  • How the role of the managers change and on stakeholder involvement
  • Team Ownership and accountability
  • Implementing DOR and DOD concepts
  • Scrum Simulation Exercise- Includes creation of Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, estimation, Scrum Roles identification, 3 day Sprint, burn-down chart. Scrum ceremonies – sprint planning, stand-ups, Review and Retrospective

TOPICS — DAY TWO

  1. Scaling Scrum and Distributed Scrum
  • Scrum of Scrums, Team Formation and Team communication
  • Synchronizing Sprints
  • Multi Location Scrum
  • Distributed Scrum Team formation
  • Distributed Scrum Practices
  1. SCRUM Methodology – Product Backlog and User Stories
  • Product Backlog – Themes, Epics, User Stories, Tasks
  • User Stories –Story card, Conversation and Confirmation
  • User Stories validation –INVEST
  • User Stories prioritization techniques
  • Development of f “Definition of Ready”
  • Other artifacts – Design Documentation

Exercise – User Story writing

  1. SCRUM Methodology – Estimation and Release Planning
  • Planning Flow
  • Estimation Flow
  • Story points
  • Planning poker
  • Measure and monitor velocity
  • Plan iterations and releases
  • Exercise on Effort and Schedule Estimation for Release and Sprint Planning

Exercise – Backlog Estimation using Planner Poker, & Velocity & Release Planning

  1. Engineering Practices
  • Test Driven development
  • Pair programming
  • Refactoring
  • Continuous Integration
  1. Agile Testing
  • Current testing process and approach of testing in Agile project environment
  • Role of an independent tester on an Agile project
  • Testing in Agile project environment
  • Need for Test automation and Agile QA tools
  1. Overview to Agile tools
  • Overview to various kinds of tools used in Implementation of agile Methods
  • Agile and Scrum Project Management Tools
  • Commonly used Agile tools for Build and CI

12. Conclusion Q & A

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This mock test will test you on the basics of Agile principles and SCRUM framework.

The assessment will allow you to gauge your current level of understanding of Agile software development and give you an idea of topics covered in Certified Scrum Master & Mastering Agile Scrum.

Number of questions:- 20

Pass percentage:- 70%

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