The Agile Samurai Bootcamp
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The Agile Samurai Bootcamp

Everything you need to setup, execute, and successfully deliver your own Agile project.
4.4 (7,561 ratings)
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26,907 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2018
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A thorough understanding of how Agile works, how it's different from traditional Waterfall, and the mindset necessary to transformation your organization and team
  • A deep, thorough, understanding of how Agile User stories, Estimation and Planning work
  • How to form effective Agile teams, and what to look for in quality players
  • Complete description of roles typically seen on Agile projects including the Agile Customer, Business Analyst, Programmer, Tester, UX Designer, and Project Manager
  • In depth discussion on topics not typically covered in other Agile course like Agile Teams, How to Create Visual Works Spaces, Communication Plans, and the mechanics behind the Agile Iteration
  • The rhythm and ritual necessary for delivering something of value every week
  • Covers important concepts not covered in Scrum training like production readiness, and software engineering
  • A primer on essential software engineering practices like automated Unit Testing, Refactoring, Test-Driven Design, and Continuous Integration
  • Techniques and methods to ensure your project works within it's means, while delivering phenomenal value to your customer (The Way of the Spartan Warrior)
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 03:08:07
+ Agile In a Nutshell
6 lectures 46:19
How Is Agile Different?
04:29
Agile Myths
03:45
Which Method Is Right For Me?
08:16
Agile Teams
20:44
+ User Stories
3 lectures 21:38
Elements of Good User Stories
11:13
How to Host a Story-Gathering Workshop
06:16
+ Estimation
1 lecture 13:25
The Fine Art of Guessing
13:25
+ Planning
7 lectures 25:22
The Agile Plan
02:23
Flexing on Scope
02:54
Your First Plan
06:42
The Burndown Chart
02:11
Burndown chart examples
00:11
The Planning Dojo
08:15
+ Communication Plans
3 lectures 14:37
Four Things to do During Any Iteration
07:24
How Not To Host a Daily Standup
02:22
The Iteration Mechanics Dojo
04:51
+ The Visual Workspace
1 lecture 05:09
How To Setup a Visual Workspace
05:09
+ Software Engineering
4 lectures 35:03
Refactoring
08:48
Test-Driven Development
07:25
Continuous Integration
10:41
+ FAQ
3 lectures 07:27

Physical board is best.
But Jira and Trello are pretty good too if your teams are distributed.

What software to you recommend for Agile Project Management and visualization?
03:23

The Lean Startup
https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898

How does Agile work if you are a solo founder in a startup?
02:22

http://www.agilenutshell.com/episodes/6-burndown-charts

How do you create a burn down chart?
01:42
Requirements
  • Pen, paper, and fierce desire to learn
Description

  Get ready to kick some software project butt. 

                  Enter the world of the Agile Samurai, where the most dire of software projects are dispatched with ease and grace. By learning the ways of the Agile Samurai you will discover: 

  • What Agile is, how it works, and the mindset necessary for working iteratively

  • Common myths and pitfalls and how to choose the right Agile method for you

  • How to build a good Agile team

  • How from traditional waterfall roles (like developer, analyst, tester, and project manager) change on Agile project

  • How to create a plan you and your customer can believe in

  • How to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using Agile User Stories

  • How to deliver something of value every week

  • What to do when the schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it, and

  • The four essential Agile Engineering practices and why they are so important for Agility.

  By the end of this course you’ll have everything you need to successfully set up, execute, and deliver your own Agile project. 

Course Outline

Agile In a Nutshell

  • What Agile is, how it works, and how to choose the right Agile method for you.

Agile Teams

  • What makes the Agile team tick. Characteristics of good Agile teams. And how to find quality players.

User Stories

  • In this session we break down what user stories are, how they work, what effective user stories look like for your project, and how to host great story gathering work shops.

Estimation

  • By learning how to estimate the Agile way, you’ll stop trying to get something your up-front estimates can’t give (precision and accuracy) and instead focus on what really matters—building a plan you and your customer can believe in.

Planning

  • In this session, you’re going to learn how to create plans you can believe in and follow through on commitments you and your team make.

Iteration Mechanics

  • This session shows teams how to set the iterations up for success, breaks down what actually occurs during an iteration, and how to setup an agile communication plan for you and your team.

Visible Workspaces

  • By learning how to create a visual workspace, you and the team will never be at a loss for what to do next or where you can add the greatest value.

       

Engineering

  • Agile doesn’t work on planning alone. That would be wishful thinking. Only by apply these core software engineering practices can you reduce the time it takes to test, ensure you always have a good design, and confidently make necessary changes with speed.

              Unit Testing - Automated tests proving your software works 

              Refactoring - Paying down technical debt, while continuously improving your design 

              Test-Driven Development - Write the tests first to help improve your design 

              Continuous Integration - Maintaining a culture of production readiness, and deploying at a moments notice 

Intended Audience

  • This is an introductory level course on Agile software delivery.

Course Requirements

  • No previous experience with Agile expected or necessary.

Instructional Level

  • All Levels

Update NEW FAQ Section April 2017

  • New FAQ section added answering most commonly asked questions

  • New templates section added containing downloadable examples of burn down charts

Update NEW Cheat Sheet Section August 2018

  • New section summarizing key concepts in downloadable pdf

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of Agile of software development