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Here is what you will learn...

The Agile, Scrum and Kanban for Teams provides and in-depth look at the most common agile concepts and practices in use today. You will also get a comprehensive understanding of Scrum and Kanban, the two most popular Agile Frameworks today. This course has been used by hundreds of students to allow them to understand agile ways of working, how to speak the language of agility and how to hit the ground running with Agile, Scrum and Kanban.

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CURRICULUM

Module 1: Intro to Agile Values and Principles and Comparison of Agile to Traditional

Module 1 covers the Agile Values and Principles that are outlined in the Agile Manifesto. We will also compare traditional ways of working to Agile, Iterative and Incremental development and discuss the benefits gained by adopting Agile. Finally, we provide an overview of Scrum and Kanban.

Module 2: Popular Agile Concepts and Practices

Adopt a Common Agile Language

In Module 2, we will look at popular Agile Concepts and Practices. This includes agile Team Roles, Timeboxes, User Stories, Story Points, Relative Estimation and using Burndown and Burnup Charts. We also look at more advanced concepts like Minimum Viable Product, the Definition of Done, User Stories and Reality Based Forecasting.

Module 3: Kanban

Make Your Team or Department's Work Visible

In Module 3, we take a closer look at Kanban and how you can get started with Kanban today. The key to Kanban is making work visible and identifying bottlenecks or other impediments to flow.

Module 4: Exploring the Scrum Framework

Working as a cohesive Scrum Team

In Module 4 we do a deep dive into Scrum which is by far the most popular of the agile methods. This includes the 3 Scrum Roles, 4 Scrum Events or Meetings and the 3 Scrum Artifacts.

Module 5: The Product Backlog

This Key Artifact contains the Team's priorities

The Product Backlog is a key artifact for all Agile Teams. The Product Backlog is a single place that contains all the business needs or requests required for a solution. The Product Owner is responsible for prioritizing and Managing the Product Backlog, and Agile Teams rely on it as the single source of work.

Module 6: User Stories

De-mystify this popular agile technique

User stories are a popular technique used by most agile teams. User stories are small statements of functionality expressed in the needs of the business. They represent a placeholder for a future conversation between the requester and the team building the solution. In Module 5 we also cover relative estimation techniques.

Module 7: Planning Your Agile Initiatives

Learn to plan your Release, Sprint and Day

Module 7 builds on the previous modules to support planning. Planning in Agile focuses on three levels of planning that are done throughout agile initiatives - Release Planning, Iteration Planning and Daily Planning. Release planning is the rough equivalent of traditional project planning. Iteration or Sprint Planning is a short-term plan created at the start of each sprint.

Module 8: Tools and Templates

Get a head start with these tools

In Module 8, our last module, we provide a number of different tools templates to help you get off to a fast start with agile ways of working. This includes online tools for agile, planning poker and retrospectives. It also includes some templates for prioritization and creating burndown charts.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Agile Expert, Author and Trainer

Anthony Mersino

Anthony Mersino is an Agile Coach and Trainer who has deep experience in Agile frameworks, as well as large-scale IT project and program management. Anthony has trained hundreds of people and coached dozens of Fortune 500 organizations through their Agile Transformation including Bank of America, Northern Trust, and Deloitte Tax. Anthony Mersino is the author of Agile Project Management, and Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers; the People Skills You Need to Succeed. Anthony has an MBA and holds the PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, CAL1, PAL, PSM, PSPO, CDA, and DALSM certifications.

WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY

"Good Foundation"

JAMIE BIRKNER, Director of Content Strategy and Marketing

“I recommend the Agile and Scrum for Teams training course. It’s an effective introduction and gives you a great entry into what Agile can do for projects. I got a great grasp of the Agile philosophy and how it can be applied to different work situations”

"Amazing Instructor"

CHRISTINE CASTILLO, Program Manager

"Anthony is an amazing instructor. He's extremely passionate about Agile, knowledgeable, engaging, and connects with students in a way that facilitates a wonderful learning experience. If you are looking for someone to help lead your organization to the next level in Agile or simply begin the Agile journey, contact Anthony today!"

"Thoughtful Teacher"

JULIE COWAN, Senior Designer

"Anthony is a thoughtful teacher, engaging all of the students in the class with anecdotes from his real-world experience and deep understanding of Agile practices. I highly recommend any course by Anthony to nurture a better workplace for you and others and to incorporate the idea of delight to your own work path"

Join the Course

Join this online course for 30 days...RISK-FREE! If you are not happy with the course in your first 30-days, you can get a full refund with no questions asked.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 8 Modules of training

  • 10 PDUs/SEUs

  • Online quizzes

  • One year access to the course materials

  • Access to the course on the go

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How Long Will it Take Me To Complete the Course?

    There are 8 modules in the course and each module takes participants about 1 to 1.5 hours, for a total of about 10 hours.

  • What is your refund policy?

    We have a 30-day, no questions asked refund policy. If you are not happy with the course within the first 30-days of purchase, you can request a full refund.

  • Does this course provide PDU's or SEU's?

    Yes! This course qualifies for 10 Professional Development Units (PDU's) toward PMI certification. It falls under "Technical" in the PMI Talent Triangle. Please use PMIs PDU claim code: 4987C3MM8S. The course also counts as 10 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) for Scrum Alliance re-certification.

  • Do you offer a group discount?

    Yes, please email or call to discuss pricing if you have more than 2 people interested in attending the course. We also offer a group option that blends online learning in a cohort with weekly proctored sessions.

  • Does this course include any live instructor sessions?

    This course is online and self-paced. We offer a version that includes live instructors - please email or call if you are interested.

  • Is there any deadline for me to complete the course?

    All courses are set up with a one year completion date. So you have time! But don't procrastinate. Getting started is half the battle.