Getting More From Agile or Scrum - Building a Great Product, Increasing Efficiency and Quality, Reducing Risk And Rework

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Date Jan 6, 2015
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $175.00
Scrum is a software development methodology based on Agile principles. Agile methodologies promote a project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy using teamwork, self-organization and accountability, with strong customer involvement.

Teams can adopt Scrum quickly to plan and manage their work, however, without careful thought and implementation a Scrum team can:
  • Lose sight of the product vision.
  • Waste time in sprints because the backlog is too ambiguous.
  • Not gain the benefit of a collaborative, self-managed team because no one has team facilitation skills.
  • Get swamped by email and surprises because risks and external dependencies are not assessed or managed.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Quick review of Scrum/Agile
  • Backlog, user stories, details and grooming
    • Do you have a great product? Causes?
    • Ambiguous 1-line user stories.
    • Eliciting requirements -- questions to ask.
    • User stories vs. Use cases -- when and where to use.
    • Adding and organizing details.
    • Calling everything a user story (requirement, task, bug, to-do).
  • Release and sprint planning
    • How to make velocity numbers work
    • Factoring in sprint capacity
    • Ongoing surprises and risk mitigation
    • Managing dependencies across teams
    • Sprint execution, order and engineering activities
    • Architecture/design flaws
    • Time for final system test/validation
    • What version of __ are you working on?
    • ScrumBut: What Scrum steps are really being done and how to raise the bar.
  • Tracking project progress
    • Ignoring burndown data because it is too painful
    • Addressing symptoms and not causes
  • Summary

Who Will Benefit:
  • Senior managers
  • Project or program managers
  • Scrum masters
  • Internal company Project Management Office (PMO) leaders and members
  • Internal process improvement coaches tasked with improving the organization’s cost, schedule, quality performance.

James Richard
Phone: +1-800-447-9407 
fax no: 302-288-6884
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