Managing Agile Projects with Scrum and Lean

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Course Number: AGL-150

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Scrum and Lean Training Overview

Accelebrate's Managing Agile Projects course with Scrum and Lean teaches students how to manage their projects according to Lean principles using the Scrum framework. Working in teams through a series of real-world labs, attendees master project management tactics with Scrum and the fundamentals of Lean.

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.

In addition, some Business Skills courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Provide a refresher on the origins and basics of Scrum and Agile
  • Present a detailed explanation of the key Scrum “artifacts”
  • Grasp the Scrum Master’s role in-depth
  • Understand Lean principles and how to apply them with Scrum
  • In-depth understanding of Scrum practices through experiential exercises

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 Overview
  • The Agile Potential
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Alone is NOT Enough
  • Can Agile Fail?
  • The Best Agile
Scrum Overview
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • How It Works
  • Artifacts
  • Rules of Scrum
  • Definition of Done
Lean Practices Specific to Software Projects
  • Lean Principles
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Set Management – Backlog, Throughput, Expenses
  • Kanbans and Queues
  • Smaller Batches Penny Lab
  • WIP Limits – Airplane Lab
  • Goals and Measurements
  • Leveraging Lean Principles in Scrum Lab
Product Owner Roles and Responsibilities
  • Will the Real Product Owner Please Stand Up?
  • Product Backlog and Requirements
  • Roles and Personas
  • Spikes and Special Stories
Guiding the Self-Managing Team
  • Leadership versus Management
  • Agile Leader’s Role
  • Leadership Lab
  • Servant Leadership
  • Changing Culture and Behavior
  • Motivating Knowledge Workers
  • Small Changes, Knowing When to Act
  • Force Field Analysis Lab
Agile Planning
  • Agile Planning Concept and Terms
  • Business Case and Value Analysis
  • The Project Charter
  • Customer Value Prioritization
  • Minimally Marketable Feature/Minimal Viable Product
Product Backlog
  • Defining the Product Backlog
  • User Stories – Business Functionality
  • Prioritizing the Backlog
  • Creating a Product Backlog Lab
Agile Estimation
  • Stories and Sizing
  • Relative Sizing
  • Wideband Delphi
  • Planning Poker
  • Affinity Estimating
  • Team Estimation Method
  • Agile Estimation Lab
Release Planning
  • Release Planning Inputs and Outputs
  • Velocity-Driven Release Planning
  • Fixed Schedule Release Planning
  • Release Planning for Course Project Lab
Metrics and Measuring Progress
  • Planning as You Go
  • Reviewing Information Radiators
  • Velocity and Measuring Progress
  • Scrum Metrics
  • Lean Metrics
  • Even Easier Metrics
  • Metrics Lab
  • Watching The Horizon
Sprints
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Activities
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Sprint Planning and Execution Lab
  • Sprint Review Lab
  • Sprint Retrospective Lab
Final Review and Next Steps
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

For in-person deliveries, attendees do not need computers for this course. We will provide full classroom setup instructions that will include seating in small groups, with supplies such as flipcharts, sticky notes, markers, and pens for the attendees and a projector and Internet connection for the instructor's laptop.

Online deliveries for this interactive training will use an online meeting platform (such as Zoom, WebEx, GoTo, or Teams) to have face-to-face contact online, including use of breakout rooms for group activities.



This class helped me identify our problems in our current process. The instructor was really experienced and he had insights into what the core issue was.

 Cong L. - Amazon, Toronto, Canada

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