Agile Fundamentals by Benzne

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AGILE FUNDAMENTALS : COURSE OUTLINE

Duration : 2 Days 

DAY ONE AGENDA

1. Introduction to Workshop (15 min)

  • Participants
  • Familiarization with course material
  • Familiarization with the protocols and timings
  • Expectation setting and clarifications

2. Introduction to Agile Concepts (1 hour)

  • Why Agile?
  • Traditional Vs Agile
  • Transitioning from Traditional to Agile
  • Agile Characteristics
  • Agile Manifesto – Values & Principles
  • Popular Agile Approaches
  • Applicability of Agile Approaches
  • Benefits of Agile Approaches
  • Role of the Manager in Agile teams
  • Exercise: Coin Game
  • Exercise: Card Game

3. Overview to SCRUM (1 hour)

  • 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 Artifacts

4. SCRUM Methodology – Sprint Execution (1.5 hours)

  • SCRUM Rules / Guidelines
  • Sprint Planning and Release planning
  • Concepts on Sprint duration
  • Sprint backlog
  • Sprint Burn Down Charts
  • Release Burn-down Charts
  • Release Management using Velocity
  • Product backlog refinement
  • Definition of Done – Discussion on participant’s actual DOD
  • Tracking progress in Scrum and metrics
  • Sprint Review and retrospective

5. SCRUM Simulation Exercise – 2.5 hours

DAY TWO AGENDA 

6. Scaling Scrum & Distributed Scrum (30mts)

  • Scrum of Scrums, Team Formation and Team communication
  • Synchronizing Sprints
  • Multi Location Scrum
  • Distributed Scrum Practices
  • Exercise: True, Closer to false, Avoid (30 min)

7. SCRUM Methodology – Product Backlog and User Stories  (1.5 hrs)

  • Product Backlog – Themes, Epics, User Stories, Tasks
  • Discussion on participant’s actual backlog and refinement
  • User Stories –Story card, Conversation and Confirmation
  • User Stories validation –INVEST
  • User Stories prioritization techniques
  • Development of “Definition of Ready”
  • Exercise – User Story writing (30 min)
  • Interesting Agile Video Role of Product Owner 10 min)

8. SCRUM Methodology – Estimation and Release Planning  (1 hr)

  • Planning Flow
  • Estimation Flow
  • Scope, Cost & Time identification during kickstart
  • Story points
  • Weightage
  • Commitment Variance & Velocity Variance
  • Planning poker
  • Measure and monitor velocity
  • Plan iterations and releases
  • Agile Metrics – Burndown chart, Velocity Chart, Version report, Control chart, cumulative flows, Release health, Sprint health & Team health
  • Exercise – Backlog estimation using Planning Poker, & Velocity & Release Planning Exercise (30 min)

9. Kanban Workflow (1 hour)

  • Basics of Kanban
  • Kanban flow in Project teams
  • Mapping the Value Stream
  • Visualize the Workflow/ Kanban Board
  • Setting Work-in-Progress limits
  • Establishing SLA policies – Making process policies explicit
  • Tracking WIP
  • Lead Time
  • Flow Efficiency
  • Exercise: Value Stream Map & Kanban board (15 min)
  • Exercise: Coin Game (20 min)

10. Agile Engineering Practices – Overview (20 min)

  • Refactoring
  • Pair Programming
  • Technical Debt

11. Conclusion and Q &  A