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Agile Scrum Training

Fissure offers 5 classes in Agile and Scrum (See below)

The instantiation of the behavior changes necessary for successful adoption of Agile methods revolve around the 3Rs: Roles, Ritual and Results.

Roles: Each of the roles are identified with associated responsibilities, skills and commensurate representation from their associated constituency. As the Rituals and Results are developed, the Roles will be built out with more clarity so each role understands its part in the Rituals and Results. The three primary roles are: 

  • Product Owner/Business Analysts
  • Project Manager/Scrum Master
  • Team (Development and Q/A) 

Rituals: The Rituals are the heartbeat of the Agile Team. Performance of these rituals creates a rhythm that reinforces the roles and responsibilities while regularly producing results. By participating regularly in the rituals with guidance and coaching, the roles are continuously clarified and become more comfortable. The three rituals of each Sprint/Iteration are: 

  • Sprint Planning
  • Daily Scrums/Stand-Ups
  • Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives 

Results: Results are empirical evidence that the different roles are performing their job and producing meaningful outcomes. The known state of these three primary results is an indicator of the health of the team and the project. The roles and management of these through the rituals will be the true measure of the adoption of the new disciplines. The three most visible results are:  

  • A Managed Product Backlog
  • A Sprint Backlog and Burndown Chart
  • A fully tested implementable/workable product

Agile Team Guidance Tri-Fold: Includes Team Operating Agreements.

Agile/Scrum Essentials for Practitioners Simulation Powered Learning® Workshop
2 days and 14 CDUs/PDUs $995
PDF icon Agile/Scrum Essentials for Practitioners Simulation Powered Learning® Workshop
Agile participants overwhelmingly report gains in productivity, team morale, adaptability, accountability, collaboration, communication,and productivity.

Participants will learn the origins and science behind Agile and Scrum, the values, principles, and practices, of Agile, the elements and flow of Scrum, project planning at all levels of an Agile project and much more.

This course offers an alternative to the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training. While CSM focuses solely on the ScrumMaster Role, Teaming with Agile & Scrum focuses on the entire Team, including Project Managers, Architects, Business Analysts, Testers, Developers, and Release Managers.

Introduction to Agile and Scrum - One Day
1 day and 7 CDUs/PDUs $495
PDF icon Introduction to Agile and Scrum - One Day
Agile participants overwhelmingly report gains in productivity, team morale, adaptability, accountability, collaboration, communication,and productivity.

Participants will learn the origins and science behind Agile and Scrum, the values, principles, and practices, of Agile, the elements and flow of Scrum, project planning at all levels of an Agile project and much more.

This course offers an alternative to the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training. While CSM focuses solely on the ScrumMaster Role, Teaming with Agile & Scrum focuses on the entire Team, including Project Managers, Architects, Business Analysts, Testers, Developers, and Release Managers.

Agile/Scrum Executive Overview
4 hours and 4 CDUs/PDUs $295
PDF icon Agile/Scrum Executive Overview - 4 hours [PDF]
The Agile/Scrum Executive Overview is a 4 hour seminar introducing Agile and Scrum techniques that are increasingly being used across America and the world to advance better software development and implementation of systems. These techniques improve the quality of systems, the efficiency by which systems are developed, the frequency of delivering value to the customer and ultimately the customer’s satisfaction. This seminar is a high-level overview that addresses the business value as well as the organizational adoption considerations of implementing Agile.

Participants will learn the essentials of Agile methodologies (Scrum, eXtreme Programming, etc) and lean principles, The Agile/Scrum team, tools and practices, risks and roadblocks, and much more.

User Stories For Agile Projects
1 Day and 7 CDUs/PDUs $495.00
PDF icon User Stories For Agile Projects - Printable PDF for a more detailed description of this class
In this one-day workshop, participants learn how to use User Stories for understanding product requirements and how to leverage User Stories for Agile product development. You will learn several techniques for identifying and capturing User Stories to build a shared understanding of the needs of the users and the features of the product. This course provides hands-on experience capturing (writing) User Stories, User Story mapping, defining Acceptance Criteria, and understanding the lifecycle of a Story in an Agile product development framework.

Leading SAFe — Scaled Agile Framework® Training
2 Days 14 CDU's/PDU's $1195.00
PDF icon Leading SAFe — Scaled Agile Framework® Training - Printable PDF for a more detailed description of this class
Many organizations are trying to increase their internal speed and flexibility by shedding bureaucratic governance models and structures. Agile principles have proven particularly effective for software development at a team level, but can they do the same at the organizational level? How do you scale agile principles and practices across the enterprise? Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) answers these questions. In this two-day class participants will learn the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). They will learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise. Participants will leave with an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management and how to coordinate large Value Streams.

 

Geof Lory is a senior Fissure guide and certified ScrumMaster from the Scrum Alliance