Agile Tools and Practices

A focus on the practical to help your team succeed

One of the key benefits of agility is the way it keeps members of a development team connected with each other. Another is how it keeps the same team connected with the product’s end users. This two-day training covers the human side of agile methods from both of these angles.

Very often in the field of software development, we find ourselves focused on “requirements” and forget about who is doing the “requiring.” Day one will focus on key agile project management tools and techniques that help a team stay connected to the product’s end users. These include user stories, user personas and story mapping.

Day two of the training will focus on agile practices that help your team continuously improve your own process. We will cover team planning and estimation techniques, definition of done, retrospectives and coping mechanisms for multi-tasking.

Who would benefit from this workshop?

This workshop is recommended for everyone who will be involved in an agile project. Not only will it help team members, it will be of great value to Project Managers and ScrumMasters who wish to add tools and techniques to upgrade their current practices. (Plus, it is worth 14 PDUs through the Project Management Institute (PMI) for Project Managers working on maintaining their PMP credential.)

What is an Agile Learning Labs workshop really like?

Our workshops emphasize learning by doing. We provide a highly interactive experience with a lot of hands-on exercises that keep the pace moving so you can have fun while you’re learning. Read more about our style of teaching.

Top notch instruction

Chris Sims
Chris Sims helps software development teams improve their productivity and happiness. His approach combines experiential training, coaching, and even direct technical contribution. Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs, and co-author of The Elements of Scrum. Chris is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who has been helping agile teams succeed since the turn of the century. He has made a living in roles such as: ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, C++ Developer, Musician, and Auto Mechanic.
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