Rod Claar is the person that introduced me to agile development and made me a believer of FIT will be doing a class SCRUM class 3/23 - 3/26/09 here in Tukwila.  for more details please see:  

Scrum Implementation Workshop For Busy Teams

Class Details below: 

Course Overview

Effective Agile Development is proud to offer this course as a jump start for teams or individuals in Scrum and Agile software development. This course taught by a very experienced Scrum / Agile coach and trainer will give the attendee the understanding of the basics of Scrum and give them hands on experience in a simulated project. Working with a team of other attendees requirements will be given and the team will develop an actual product using Scrum. Attendees will experience the roles of ScrumMaster and Product Owner first hand through this effective and popular exercise. This course is taught either in four evening or two Saturday formats to keep your staff productive.

Course Objectives

· A discussion about the reasons why an organization might choose to adopt Scrum

· A review of the fundamentals of Scrum

· A review of the important aspects of Agile Analysis and Planning

· A focus on the role of ScrumMaster in all the meetings, processes and decisions of Scrum

· Practical, skill and experience building practice in running Scrum

· Instruction and practice to develop your skills as a ScrumMaster and Product Owner in dealing with people

· Discussion and practice in dealing with organizational challenges

Agenda

Session 1

Creative Making

· Why are knowledge workers different?

· Agile Teaming

· What makes a good process?

The Case for Scrum

· Scrum and Agile History

· Practices or Principles?

· Lean Software Development Basics

Scrum Process Basics

· Basic Scrum Flow and Activities

· Scrum Roles and Relationships

· Scrum Meetings, Artifacts and the Product Backlog

· User Stories

· Prioritization – Cost vs. Business Value

The Scrum Immersion Game

· Introduction

· Team Creation

· Project Tracking

Session 2

Agile Analysis

· Project Vision

· Agile Analysis – The Transition from Pie in the Sky to Accuracy in Requirements

· Realistic Agile Design – Making Sure the Pieces Fit Correctly

· Determining Priority

· Release Planning

Story Sizing

· Relative Story Sizing

· Team Estimation

· Team Commitment

Exercise Sprint 1

· Project Visibility

· Sprint Planning

· Sprint Acceptance

Session 3

Exercise Sprint 2
The Role of QA

· Moving Testing Forward

· The Role of QA

· Acceptance Testing Overview

· Agile Specification

Session 4

Exercise Sprint 3
The Release

· Release Activities

· Release Acceptance

Implementing Scrum for Your Team

· Scrum is Hard

· The Promises of Scrum

· The Forces Driving and Restraining Scrum – An Exercise

· Scaling Scrum

· Technical Challenges

Course Wrap-Up

· Agile Principles

· Agile Practices

· Final Thoughts and Group Discussion

 

 

SeaTac Area Courtyard by Marriott

16038 West Valley Highway 

Tukwilla, WA  98188