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“John is a phenomenal instructor. He gave the right amount of detail in a way I could understand. Best Agile class so far!

“We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it”. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development grew from the frustrations of real-life software development leaders who discovered that traditional waterfall methods limited them and resulted in low-quality software. In 2001, these leaders gathered together to define a new philosophy for approaching software development. This philosophy places primary value on the people involved in the development of software, daily collaboration with customers, measuring progress through frequent delivery of working software, and the creation of lightweight planning structures that allow the customer to respond to change. Methodologies and frameworks like Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Kanban, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery are implementations that adhere to the values and principles espoused in the Agile Manifesto. The Agile community continues to refine these methodologies and the technical practices that accompany them.

In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the latest Agile methods and practices, and how those practices adhere to the principles of the Manifesto. Organizations that embrace Agile are able to regain control of their development environments, embracing change for their competitive advantage, and delivering value to their customers more quickly.

Your Facilitator: John Krewson

  • An active member of the Agile community since 2003.
  • An experienced consultant, trainer and practitioner, bringing decades of real-world experience to the classroom.
  • A sought-after speaker at Agile and technology conferences worldwide

WHAT ARE ATTENDEES SAYING ABOUT JOHN’S CLASS?

  • “Thank you for a great two day training experience. I loved all the group activities! Overall, great class!”
  • “Simulations and group activites are engaging, awesome, and easy to learn from.”
  • “Loved the way training was conducted.”
  • “Wide variety of knowledge makes listening fun.”
  • “Keep being you! You’re a great facilitator!”
  • “Keep injecting your passion into the class. It comes through and drives everything!”

What you will learn

  • The difference between Agile and methodologies like Scrum or Kanban
  • The fundamentals of Scrum, eXtreme Programming, and Kanban
  • The roles required in an Agile environment
  • What product owners do
  • What ScrumMasters do
  • How Agile teams interact
  • How planning works in an Agile environment
  • How to write a user story and refine a backlog
  • How to estimate a user story using relative estimation
  • How to determine a team’s velocity
  • How to plan a team’s release
  • How to plan an iteration
  • How to monitor and execute an iteration
  • How to produce common Agile metrics
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