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Reviewing Agile Development and the Scrum Framework

  • Realizing the strategic role of the Product Owner
  • Treating the Product Backlog order as the critical path
  • Building better processes through Scrum

Growing Agile Teams with Proper Methodology

Developing coaching skills

  • Applying different Agile coaching styles
  • Climbing the Shu-Ha-Ri ladder of attainment
  • Practicing servant-leadership

Achieving continuous improvement

  • Prioritizing business value as the primary concern
  • Emphasizing Scrum's self-management versus the approach of other Agile methodologies

Organizing around value-driven software

  • Reinforcing the strategic role of the Product Owner
  • Ordering the Product Backlog dynamically to determine the project's critical path
  • Sniffing out bad "smells" in Scrum Teams

Delivering High Performance with Agile Team Training

Employing advanced team practices

  • Distilling requirements with Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
  • Designing products through Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Integrating functional increments continuously

Scaling Agile development

  • Coordinating the work of multiple teams
  • Applying Continuous Integration (CI) for large projects

Accelerating organizational change

  • Exposing dysfunctions in the software development process
  • Driving change through the Scrum Master role

Managing Backlogs

Prioritizing product requirements

  • Separating concerns with value propositions
  • Organizing Epics and Stories
  • Story-Mapping to visualize backlog

Slicing and dicing Stories

  • Planning releases with Minimal Marketable Features (MMF)
  • Characterizing a well-formed Product Backlog
  • Avoiding "Story Card Hell"

Streamlining Team Progress with Lean Thinking

Maximizing the amount of "work not done"

  • Thinking Lean to eliminate waste
  • Comparing Lean and Kanban to Scrum
  • Identifying opportunities to eliminate rework

Implementing Lean thinking

  • Prioritizing resources with Agile portfolio management
  • Visualizing throughput with Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Reallocating resources to eliminate bottlenecks

Improving and Measuring Team Performance

Assessing agility

  • Measuring the delivery of business value
  • Defining team performance
  • Selecting metrics that support self-management

Implementing improvement through Agile development process

  • Creating Improvement Backlogs
  • Tracking the removal of impediments
  • Developing a momentum for success

Planning for External Dependencies

Resourcing projects

  • Integrating contractors into Scrum teams
  • Outsourcing to third parties
  • Running geographically dispersed teams

Relating to external constraints

  • Mapping external dependencies
  • Addressing the slow-moving infrastructure team issue
  • Working with deployment teams

Generalizing Scrum in the Wider Organization

Scaling Scrum

  • Gaining support for Scrum
  • Creating Agility assessments
  • Addressing impediments at the enterprise level

Reviewing the Scrum Framework

  • Building better processes through Scrum
  • Best practices for applying Scrum

Growing Agile Teams

Achieving continuous improvement

  • Prioritizing business value as the primary concern
  • Emphasizing Scrum's self-management versus the approach of other Agile methodologies

Organizing around value-driven software

  • Reinforcing the strategic role of the Product Owner
  • Ordering the Product Backlog dynamically to determine the project's critical path
  • Sniffing out "bad smells" in Scrum Teams
  • Selecting practices and techniques that are fit for context

Developing coaching skills

  • Choosing members for the Scrum Team
  • Applying different Agile coaching styles
  • Climbing the Shu-Ha-Ri ladder of attainment
  • Practicing servant-leadership

Delivering High Performance

Employing advanced team practices

  • Distilling requirements with Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
  • Designing products through Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Integrating functional increments continuously

Scaling Agile development

  • Coordinating the work of multiple teams
  • Driving software architecture with emergent design
  • Applying Continuous Integration (CI) for large projects

Accelerating organizational change

  • Exposing dysfunctions in the software development process
  • Driving change through the Scrum Master role

Managing Backlogs

Prioritizing product requirements

  • Separating concerns with value propositions
  • Organizing Epics and Stories
  • Story-mapping to visualize backlog

Slicing and dicing Stories

  • Planning releases with Minimal Marketable Features (MMF)
  • Characterizing a well-formed Product Backlog
  • Decomposing Stories
  • Avoiding "Story card hell"

Streamlining Team Progress with Lean Thinking

Maximizing the amount of "work not done"

  • Thinking "Lean" to eliminate waste
  • Comparing Lean and Kanban to Scrum
  • Identifying opportunities to eliminate rework

Implementing Lean thinking

  • Prioritizing resources with Agile portfolio management
  • Visualizing throughput with Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Reallocating resources to eliminate bottlenecks

Improving and Measuring Team Performance

Assessing agility

  • Measuring the delivery of business value
  • Defining team performance
  • Selecting metrics that support self-management

Implementing improvement through Agile

  • Creating Improvement Backlogs
  • Tracking the removal of impediments
  • Developing momentum for success

Planning for External Dependencies

Resourcing projects

  • Integrating contractors into Scrum teams
  • Outsourcing to third parties
  • Running geographically dispersed teams

Relating to external constraints

  • Mapping external dependencies
  • Addressing the slow-moving infrastructure team issue
  • Working with deployment teams

Generalizing Scrum in the Wider Organization

Scaling Scrum

  • Gaining support for Scrum
  • Creating Agility assessments
  • Addressing impediments at the enterprise level
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