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Agile Scrum Immersion (ASI)

Agile Scrum Immersion (ASI) is an intensive two-day instructor-led course that guides participants through the agile mindset and all the elements of Scrum, including roles, events, artifacts, and most importantly, the motivation behind implementing them. All this will be experienced through a balanced combination of lecture, candid discussion, hands-on exercise, and demonstration, as well as a few surprises.

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Agile Scrum Immersion (ASI) Course Details

Organizations are increasingly moving to more agile ways of developing products. Scrum has emerged as the most commonly applied agile implementation. Today’s successful initiatives implement at least some aspect of Scrum and organizations are reaping the rewards (better quality, faster time to market, and happier employees and customers) of Scrum done right. This course can start your teams off on the right foot.

ASI Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the core Agile values

  • Distinguish between theory and actionable practices

  • Identify the characteristics of Scrum

  • Describe roles and responsibilities on a Scrum Team

  • Track and manage requirements in an agile manner

  • Populate and refine a Product Backlog

  • Create a Sprint Backlog

  • Plan for Releases

  • Plan for Sprints

  • Track progress

  • Execute a Sprint Review

  • Execute a Sprint Retrospective

  • Identify, prioritize, and estimate larger initiatives

  • Identify acceptance criteria

  • Avoid common Agile traps and pitfalls

Who is the ASI Course For?

  • Any role involved with product development.

  • Very beneficial for whole teams looking to leverage Scrum in the right way.

  • Teams looking for a 'tune-up'

ASI Course Agenda

Day 1: Agile & Scrum Overview

Introduction to Agile

  • Manifesto Lab

  • Agile Values & Principles

  • Theory vs Actionable Practices

  • Agile Implementations & Frameworks

  • Scrum Overview

  • XP Overview

  • Kanban Overview

Brief Overview of Scrum

  • Complexity in Product Development

  • Why Scrum?

  • Product Backlog

  • Sprints

  • Sprint Backlog

  • Scrum Events

Scrum Roles, Rules, & Practices

  • Scrum Simulation Lab

Day 2: Agile Practices

Planning & Estimation

  • Sprint Planning

  • Relative Estimating

  • Sizing Lab

  • Metrics

  • Velocity

  • Release Planning

  • Planning Lab

Agile Requirements

  • Ways to gather requirements

  • How much detail is needed?

  • User Stories (and other ways to populate a Product Backlog)

  • Why Ambiguity can be Good

  • Acceptance Criteria

  • User Story Lab

Agile QA

  • Acceptance Testing Lab

  • What is QA?

  • What is a Test vs Requirement?

  • Common QA Anti-Patterns

  • Acceptance Criteria to Tests

  • Types of Testing

  • Agile QA Role

Agile Development (if applicable)

  • Role of an Agile Developer

  • Craftsmanship and Professionalism

  • Test-Driven Development Overview

  • Continuous Integration/Deployment/Delivery

Agile Miscellany

  • Agile Tools (Demos)

  • Distributed Teams

  • Scaling Agile

  • Agile Adoption Anti-Patterns

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