Agile Foundations - getting to Done
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- Identify four classes of stakeholders
- Communicate Requirements
- Plan projects and iterations using the right mix of kanban, Scrum, and enterprise agile to meet the needs of your team
- Track progress with charts to trigger the team to take action if things fall behind
- Use bi-weekly lessons learned to continually improve your process
Welcome!! In this video we'll define what Agile is, what flavors there are, and how it can help you get your work done.
Let's see what Agile is about by defining some terms and touching upon some different styles of project management.
This lesson shows you a high level view of how the detailed concepts fit together.
4 types of stakeholders
IC13-4.1 - Including Customers & Users
PM11-D2.1 - Stakeholder Needs
How can we best describe requirements so they are clear to the customer and to our team?
User Stories are the basic building blocks of Agile projects.
- Epic / Feature / Story / (task)
- 3 C's
- Product Box
Learning Card Activity:
- Write a story.
- Read 2 others
- 5 points - has 3Cs and RGB
- 7 points - has INVEST
- 9 points - small
What comes first? After this module you will have specific tools to help you prioritize your list of work, which is key to Agile.
How big are the things we are working on? Here is a good way to estimate our work so we can plan better.
Don't stress too much about getting it perfect the first time. After 3 to 5 iterations your estimates will become more consistent. Before that any more thinking is s waste of time. We really just don't know until we get into this technology with this team. But with experience our estimates become very accurate. It is common for them to be off by 60% for brand new team, and to converge to be within 15% after a few sprints.
This graph shows the actual hours per 'story point' varies at the beginning for this team, but then not only becomes more consistent, but more productive (fewer hours needed to finish each story point)
The daily stand-up meeting is a key driver for collaboration in the coming day.
At the end of our two week slice we demonstrate our work so we can be sure we got it right. If any changes are needed we can decide if we should include them later. Customer feedback helps us build the right thing.
We also get the team's feedback on how we can tune our process to work smoother in the next two weeks. After a few years of doing that you will have a well oiled machine!
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Got projects? This course gives you the practical techniques you can use to get your work done - for software, or beyond.Outline
- Stakeholders: Including Customers and Users
- User Stories: Product Adaptation
- Prioritization, Estimation: Planning and Adapting
- Planning: Incremental Development
- Work-in-progress (WIP) + Quality
- Teamwork: Creating Shared Understanding
- Teamwork: Shift in Roles. +Distributed Teams I
- Feedback: Lean, scaling frameworks: Process & Project Adaptation
- Leadership: Culture & Mindset & History
After this course you will be able to
- Understand the values behind several Agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban
- Relate to your stakeholders (personae, story maps, some Innovation Games®)
- Document requirements (User Stories)
- Prioritize, Estimate, Plan, and Track your plans
Continuing Education Credits? (PDUs)
This course also aligns with the PMI-ACP® program so gives you some of the hours you need to qualify for their exam, as well as class C PDUs to maintain your existing PMI certification. This course by itself does not get you certified, but it makes you smarter in your quest to do so, or to simply enhance your skill at work.
To claim them go to PMI's CCRS PDU claim website, log in, report PDUs, select class C (Self directed learning), and enter Agile Dimensions or Udemy in the provider field. There are some limits on how many hours of each type you can use to renew your certification (for example, 15 of the 30, for example).
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- Anyone with projects to coordinate