Agile & Scrum Fundamentals 1-Day Training from FreeStandingAgility.com
This one-day class is designed to provide you with a rapid foundation in the values, benefits, and practices of Agile and Scrum. After completing this class, you'll have a solid understanding of what "doing Agile" or "adopting Scrum" really means and be ready to move forward with Scrum in your organization. If you already do Scrum and need to spin up more teams or on-board new employees quickly, this is the class for you.
Here's a quick list of the topics the class covers:
- Comparing traditional approaches and Agile approaches
- Conducting iterative planning and development with Scrum, Kanban, and XP
- Understanding the roles, events, artifacts, and rules of Scrum
- Creating, ordering, and grooming the product backlog
- Writing, slicing, and sizing user stories
- Working with a Definition of Ready (DoR) and a Definition of Done (DoD)
- Planning and tracking releases and sprints
- Visualizing progress with taskboards, burndowns, and burnups
- Estimating with teams using planning poker and affinity techniques
- Understanding team velocity and role metrics
- Conducting effective standups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives
Why a one-day class?
It's simple. The goal is to impart the essentials of Agile and Scrum to each participant in the shortest amount of time using an active classroom with simulations and interactive team learning exercises.
Why only $249?
By keeping the cost low, we're trying to provide as many individuals and teams as possible with a solid start on their Agile journeys.
Who should attend?
With rich, useful content, a single day commitment, and a low price, the class is great for both individuals and teams. Individuals quickly gain the knowledge they need to broaden their skills and make themselves more marketable. Who can't spare a day for that.
As for teams, the class delivers even more value by making it easy to afford sending team members together and compounding the learning they bring back to their companies. Compare that to sending a single person to a two-day class for $1500 and hoping that they'll be able to share what they learned to others.
Still need convincing?
Read what some students have said.
"Agile ASAP is a great one day introduction to Agile and Scrum. The teachers are among the best in the world. I brought my entire team with me, and they left excited and ready to bring it to work the next day. I will send more teams to this class, and I'll bring the teachers into my company for on-site training. Don't miss it!"
- Dev team manager, Agile ASAP student 2012
"This class showed me that anyone can get going now with agile, without the need to spend loads of money and time getting started. Agile is more simple and more fun than I ever thought! "
- Agile ASAP student 2011
"This is one of the best classes I have ever attended! I had a lot of fun and brought back enough learning and confidence to start using Agile right away."
- Agile ASAP student 2010
"I have taken back everything you taught at this class and we are doing great. Our teams could not be happier and management and sponsors are delighted with the results. Thanks for coming in and setting up and delivering this wonderful course!"
- Agile ASAP student 2009
"THANK YOU for helping me understand how Agile and Scrum are so effective. I am a line manager and I used to think Agile: meant LESS planning and also a threat to my job and role. I know understand how Agile means more and more effective planning, and much more effectiveness in my role as a manager. THANK YOU!"
- Agile ASAP student 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2012
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Travel tip. Traffic on I-95/128 is a wildcard and can be "unpleasant" before class time. The best idea is leave early and target getting to classroom between 8:30-8:45. There is a cafeteria with WiFi in the building if you need a place to hangout before class.
The classroom is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the classroom will be on your right before the restrooms.
The dress code for the class is casual. Come comfortable and ready to engage in learning.
Lunch is not provided, but there is a cafeteria on the 1st floor of the building. When you enter the building, the cafeteria is down the hallway to the right. They're open in the morning for coffee and breakfast food. To get to the cafeteria from the classroom, exit the class, turn left, and walk down the hall. The cafeteria is open in the morning before class and until 2:00 PM.
The course instructors are from FreeStanding Agility, a team of Agile educators, trainers, and coaches with over 12 years of combined experience, coaching and/or training Agile teams in over 100 different organizations.
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200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451
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