About the Course
Scrum has become a leading agile development method. This 2-day course leads the students to understand what adopting Scrum will mean for their organization, and themselves. Agile Development with Scrum begins with the concepts and terminology of iterative development: developing and delivering portions of a total product according to a well-defined schedule and partitioning of product features. The business case for iterative development is thoroughly covered. The course then discusses the principles and practices that define an agile approach to software development, including: delivering continual value to the customer, flexible and rapid response to change, short time-boxed iterations, and rapid feedback on project state. The course next covers each of Scrum’s practices and, most importantly, the structure and flow of how a Scrum project is conducted according to agile principles. Example user stories demonstrate how this simple technique can capture the goals of most value to users, and where user stories fit into a Scrum project. Estimation using both story points and ideal days is thoroughly discussed, along with the critical concepts of team velocity and the value of burndown charts. Extensive exercises allow students to plan a release, estimate user stories and tasks, plan and populate a sprint, and understand how to conduct and end a sprint, with special consideration of software deployment options. The course thoroughly discusses how moving to Scrum affects the major project stakeholders: business analysts, project managers, developers, testers, and documentation writers.
Topics Covered1. Iterative Development
2. Agile Development
4. User Stories & Requirements
5. Planning a Scrum Project
6. Agile Estimation
7. Planning a Scrum Sprint
8. Executing a Sprint
9. Scrum’s Affect on Stakeholders
10. Scaling Scrum
Who should attendThis course is for software developers, project managers, business or system analysts, and technical managers who wish to learn the philosophy and practices of Scrum.
Pre-requisitesExperience in software development, project management, or business or systems analysis is desirable, but not mandatory.
What you need to bringLaptop
Key TakeawaysAt the end of agile software development using scrum training course, participants will be able to:
*Articulate the agile principles, practices, and roles of Scrum.
*Write user stories.
*Perform Scrum Release Planning, and Scrum Sprint Planning.
*Estimate user stories and tasks using Planning Poker.
*Deconstruct user stories into tasks and ideal day estimates.
*Carryout a sprint with Daily Scrum Meetings.
*End a Sprint with Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives.
*Use Scrum with multiple, or distributed, project teams.
*Easily pass any Certified Scrum Master certification class.