Virtual Agile Training


  • Price: $750 per student (Group Discounts Available)
  • Training Material: Each seminar participant receives class presentation slides, Agile Project Management Checklist, Scrum Process Description and Agile Project Case Study solution set.

Virtual Agile Training for the BAs & Product Owners        Agile Training for BAs

Including Scrum Fundamentals

Training Description                                         Dates:  June 12 – 14, September 18 – 20, 2017          Register Now!

The Agile Training focuses on the project team skill set needed to successfully participate on Agile Projects.  The workshop provides training in collaboration techniques needed for project initiation, requirements gathering and sprint planning. The seminar focus is on:

  • How to perform project initiation in order to identify the agile project goals, epics and functional requirements using epic user stories and the initial product backlog
  • Requirements gathering and sprint planning to identify the user stories, write the user stories, estimate using story points, create and estimate the sprint backlog to plan the sprint
  • Understanding the scrum fundamentals and how to conduct a scrum meeting

The objectives of the seminar are to:

  • Requirements eliciting techniques for defining the project initiation and gathering requirements for agile projects
  • Techniques to identify the epics, write the user stories and create backlogs
  • Create the sprint backlog for sprint planning
  • Practical experience in performing the agile best practices

Agile Training

Curriculum & Schedule
  • Session 1

    Session 1 (1:00 pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time)

    Class Introduction

    Agile Best Practices

    • What is Agile Iterative Development?
    • Agile vs. Waterfall
    • Agile Manifesto and Principles
    • Scrum Concepts- roles, process, artifacts and meetings
    • Exercise- Conducting a Scrum Meeting

    Agile Iterative Approach

    • Project Initiation
    • Sprint Planning
    • Daily Scrums
    • Demo
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • Product Release

    Communication techniques for Agile Projects

    • Workshop approaches
    • Storyboarding
    • Interviewing
    • Kit Reviews
    • Prototype walk-through and end of iteration demos
    • Overview of Agile requirements gathering techniques and planning deliverable

    Project Initiation

    Writing effective project initiation deliverables:

    • Business problem statement
    • Success criteria/business objectives
    • Case Study Exercise- Discovering and writing the problem statement and success criteria
    • How to capture the scope using a high level context diagram
    • Building the High Level Use Case Diagram for identifying epics
    • Facilitation techniques for the project initiation workshops
    • Case Study Exercise- Facilitating a collaborative scoping workshop for building the Context Diagram 
  • Session 2

    Session 2 (1:00 pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time)

    Project Initiation (continued)

    • Case Study Exercise Continued- Facilitating a collaborative scoping workshop for building Use Case Diagram to define the project scope and epics
    • How to build the initial product backlog for defining the scope and priorities
    • Case Study Exercise- Creating the Initial Product Backlog

    Agile Requirements Analysis & Sprint Planning

    Sequence and validate the epics (HL Use Case Diagram) by creating the activity diagrams with swimlanes

      • Building the “to be” activity diagrams with swimlanes
      • Identifies dependencies for sprint planning
    • Case Study Exercise- Creating the “to be” activity diagram

    Write the high level use case outline to define the epic

    • Identifying pre and post conditions (dependencies for sprint planning)
    • Basic flow outline for identifying user stories
    • Brainstorming the alternate flows for identifying user stories
    • Case Study Exercise-  Conducting a workshop to define the epic using the hl use case

    How to identify the user stories for the product backlog

    Case Study Exercise-  Conducting a Backlog Grooming Session

    How to write a user story

    Case Study Exercise- Conducting a workshop to create the user stories for an epic

  • Session 3

    Session 3 (1:00 pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time)

    Sprint Requirements Analysis & Sprint Planning (continued)

    Estimating the size and complexity of the stories

    • T-shirt size
    • Fibonacci
    • Sizing Considerations
    • Exercise- sizing the backlog items using Fibonacci Numbers

    Case Study Exercise- Estimating the stories on the backlog

    Storyboarding techniques for GUI navigation

    • Site Maps/inventories
    • State charts
    • Case Study Exercise- storyboarding a site map for GUI navigation (optional)

    Non-Functional requirements for defining the architectural impacts

    • What are the “ilities” requirements?
    • How to define the qualities the software must have to be acceptable
    • Case Study Exercise- Writing non-functional requirements

    Sprint Planning

    Create and Estimate the Sprint Backlog to plan the sprint

    • Defining the priorities for the sprint
    • Define the sprint goal
    • Identify and estimate the tasks
    • Case Study Exercise- Sprint Planning Meeting to create the Sprint Backlog

    Tracing and Tracking the Project

    Class Wrap-up

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