Professional Development Collaborative

Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Agile and Scrum Fundamentals

Wednesday, November 29

9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Residence Inn - Marriott  570 Arsenal Street, Conference Room, Lobby, Watertown MAP

Cost: $137   ($117 + $20 materials fee)

Early Bird Special: $127 through November 7

Presenter: Pat Arcady

This one-day class is designed to provide you with a rapid foundation in the values, benefits, and practices of Agile and Scrum in the shortest amount of time using an active classroom with simulations and interactive team learning exercises. You’ll leave with 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. This one-day class is designed to provide you with a rapid foundation in the values, benefits, and practices of Agile and Scrum in the shortest amount of time using an active classroom with simulations and interactive team learning exercises. You’ll leave with 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 list of the topics the class covers:

  • Comparing traditional and Agile approaches
  • Understanding the roles, events, artifacts, and rules of Scrum
  • Visualizing progress with taskboards, burndowns, and burnups
  • Creating, ordering, and grooming the product backlog
  • Estimating with teams using planning poker & affinity techniques
  • Conducting iterative planning and development with Scrum, Kanban, and XP
  • Conducting effective standups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives
  • Working with a Definition of Ready (DoR) and a Definition of Done (DoD)

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, teams carry back knowledge they can apply immediately. This course is ideal for programmers, engineers, project managers, team leaders, anyone involved with product development.

Presenter

Pat Arcady is a leadership architect. She coaches leaders and works with teams to increase employee engagement, team alignment, and collaboration. Her work integrates core principles from three key knowledge areas: the agile movement, conflict resolution and mediation, and the new brain research. Pat’s mission is to guide teams and leaders in creating dynamic work places where people are engaged, productive, and innovative. Pat earned a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Memphis, an MS from Miami of Ohio, and a BA from Marian University in Indianapolis. Pat can reached at PatA@FreeStandingAgility.com .

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