Agile Foundations and Jira

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Course Number: AGL-166

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Overview

This Agile Foundations & Jira training course teaches Agile teams practical Agile principles and focuses on demonstrating how Agile can be integrated with Jira©. Students learn Agile essentials and about the different Agile frameworks: Lean, Scrum, XP, and Kanban. In addition, attendees take their own projects through the Agile lifecycle and Jira tool process. 

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • What Agile is and why it should be used
  • The Agile lifecycle
  • What Scrum and Kanban are and when they should be used
  • Agile roles and responsibilities
  • How to write and maintain effective requirements using user stories
  • How to produce agile projects using Jira software
  • How to manage project backlog in Jira
  • How to use iterations/sprints in Jira
  • How to leverage releases/versions in Jira
  • How to manage project components
  • How to implement security in Jira
  • How to use reports, metric, and dashboards in Jira

Prerequisites

By default, this course presumes prior exposure to Agile software development. However, we would be delighted to tailor it to any level of prior experience.

Outline

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Introduction
Agile Primer
  • Overview of Agile
  • Agile Manifesto & Principles
  • Scrum vs Kanban
  • Agile versus Waterfall
  • The Agile Team
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Workshop(s)
Scrum Overview
  • Agile Delivery Process
  • Agile Requirements Levels
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Features, Epics, Stories, Tasks, Bugs
  • Acceptance Criteria (BDD)
  • Definition of Done
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Practice Scrum
Jira Primer
  • Introduction to Jira
  • Settling up a Real-Work Project in Jira
  • Jira Components & Screen Navigation
  • Creating and managing the Product Backlog
  • Tracking business value and size (effort)
  • Customizing Jira board and workflows
Iteration/Sprint Planning
  • Definition of Ready
  • Breaking down user stories into Tasks
  • Capacity Planning
Closing out the Iteration/Sprint
  • Iteration/Sprint Retrospectives & Demonstrations
  • Closing the Iteration
Jira Queries, Reports, and Dashboards
  • ‘JQL’ Filter Overview
    • Sharing filters
    • Filters
  • Reporting and Metrics Overview
    • Metrics: Burn-up Charts
    • Metrics: Burn-Down Charts
  • Jira ‘Dashboard’ Overview
    • What is a Gadget
    • Customizing Dashboards
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Accelebrate can provide a remote lab environment for this class.  All attendees should have computers with Internet access and a modern web browser (ideally Chrome).



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