INTRODUCTION TO AGILE AND SCRUM

Course#: BSAGL1107

About this Course

Course Type Course Code Duration
Agile BSAGL1107 1 Days

Scrum is one of several Agile processes available today. Scrum’s agile project management approach gives you the ability to quickly develop working software that meets business needs. In Scrum, teams work in cycles called “Sprints” to produce production-quality software based on business priorities using an empirical, adaptive approach. This course is a high level introduction to this approach’s values and key practices.

Why Attend this Course?

Our courses are authored by content-area experts with a great deal of training experience. Topics are broken down into small chunks, which are explained, demonstrated with sample files or applications, and then practiced with hands-on exercises.

What Makes this Course Stand Apart?

The course is supplemented by hands-on labs that help attendees reinforce their theoretical knowledge of the learned material.

What you will Learn?

  • Understand key concepts and terms of Agile and Scrum
  • Be able to explain the methodology’s benefits and key techniques
  • Become familiar with the progression of key activities and artifacts
  • Prepare to participate in an upcoming project

Audience

This course is intended for anyone who is interested in learning about the Scrum approach to Agile. Since Agile and Scrum focus on “the team”, this course is beneficial to all software project roles, including the business partners who define the goals and needs of the business.

Prerequisites

This is not an introductory testing course.  Participants are expected to be familiar with the fundamentals of testing.

Some understanding of Agile practices would be beneficial.

Course Outline

  1. AGILE METHODOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS
  • Agile practices and principles
  • What is iterative development?
  • Why Agile?
  • Agile benefits vs. waterfall
  1. SCRUM IN A NUTSHELL
  • What is Scrum- an overview of Scrum process flow
  • Scrum Roles and responsibilities
  • Traditional Management vs. Scrum
  1. PLANNING AND ESTIMATING
  • Planning on an Agile project
  • Planning concepts- Complexity and Velocity
  • Estimation techniques
  1. PROJECT INITIATION AND RELEASE PLANNING
  • Initiating a project including Sprint 0
  • The Product backlog
  • Prioritization of work
  • Release planning
  1. PLANNING A SPRINT
  • Selecting work for the Sprint
  • Developing the sprint backlog
  • Developing sprint tasks
  1. RUNNING A SPRINT
  • Conducting the daily Scrum
  • Managing the sprint scope
  • Tracking progress
  • Common problems
  1. CLOSING A SPRINT
  • Conducting a sprint review
  • Conducting a sprint retrospective
  • Reporting project status and metrics
  • Updating the backlog

Closing the project

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