This hands-on 2-day training taught by Helene Gidley and Thomas Meloche will provide you with a fundamental understanding of Agile concepts and will equip you with directly applicable practices. Essential for creating a shared team understanding of the practice of Agile, this course is also a powerful aid in the preparation for scrum master certification. There will be marshmallows!
*Process flow vocabulary
*Scrum events, roles, and artifacts
*Foundational Agile practices and principles
*Practicing team roles
*The power and value of Agile Ceremonies
*Story writing and estimating
*The Scrum Princess
Participants also explore the perils of Multitasking and the power of single-piece flow. The capstone event drives home the material through a full Lego-based Scrum simulation including planning, story writing, estimating, and delivering through short sprints.
This course is applicable to all members involved in the Agile processes including developers, User Experience Designers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers, Quality Analysts, and managers with little or no prior knowledge of Agile.
Participant Take Away:
The highly interactive and participative format of this session provides participants with a deepened understanding of Agile practices and principles enabling them to apply the knowledge directly to their work teams, as aid in preparation for Scrum Master certification, and earn 14 PDU's or SEU's
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"The 'real world' experience of the instructors enables them to draw from a rich tapestry of stories. More than just lecture, they keep you engaged inthe learning process. There are no bystanders here!"
Lunch on both days
Scrum.org study guide
Course completion certificate
About your trainers:
Helene Gidley, PMP, CSM, is an agile coach and the co-founder of A2Agile, Inc., where she provides coaching and training to teams navigating their agile journeys. She has over thirty years of experience in the IT industry at Fortune 500, startups, and mid-sized companies bringing broad experience in coaching and training project teams. Helene is the founder of Agile Groupies, a Scrum Alliance Meetup, based in Ann Arbor with over 200 members located in the southeastern Michigan and northern Ohio area, and can be found providing training and speaking at Meetups, Agile & Beyond conferences, and PMI Chapter meetings.
The co-founder of one of the most successful little agile software development houses in the country (Menlo Innovations LLC), and co-founder of A2Agile, Inc., Thomas Meloche has been creating, teaching, and implementing agile methodologies for almost two decades. He consults on how to leverage ceremony, feedback, and metrics to achieve higher levels of engagement and success. Now working at some of the world's largest firms, he has overseen the delivery of hundreds of agile projects with budgets counted in the billions.