Thursday, August 20, 2015

Agile and Scrum Workshop for Business Analyst and Product Owner

Course Overview

Course will cover the Scrum framework but more importantly, what it means to function as the business analyst, or customer, for a scrum team. Participant will learn about managing stakeholders, creating and refining the Product Backlog, emerging detail with Product Backlog Items and User Stories including Acceptance Criteria and the Definition of Done and Definition of Ready. Course will have many exercises, in-depth discussion, case studies and techniques to help illustrate practices and principles. This workshop is for project managers, business analyst (BA), product owner, product manager and member of product management team.

Learning Outcome  

Understanding of Agile and Scrum
Practical knowledge of Scrum Framework and role of business analyst in Scrum
How to capture product ideas in a Product Vision Statement
How to write appropriate Product Backlog Items, which outline deliverable value for the
How to define Product Roadmap and Releases to aid in Product Lifecycle planning
Product and project budgeting in Scrum
Techniques for collaborating and interacting with the Development Team to ensure better
understanding of requirement.

Day -1

Scrum Basics
Understand the Scrum Framework, the core components of the Scrum framework, Roles,
Ceremonies, Agreements and Artifacts
Understand the principles of empirical process control and how to practice it through
Create work culture that helps in maximizing business value

Roles & Responsibilities
Understand the role of the Product Owner, proxy product owner and business analyst in detail
Understand why product mindset and not project mindset

Product Vision
Understand the importance of having the product vision as an overarching goal galvanizing the
entire Scrum team
Develop Product Vision using real case study
Understand the desirable qualities of the vision and how it can be shaped
Understand the importance of carrying out just enough prep work
Practice Impact Mapping to define product vision and roadmap
Understand the relationship between vision and product roadmap

Day -2

Product Backlog
Understand what the product backlog  and PBIs
Understand product backlog Refinement
Writing effective PBIs
Slicing PBIs using best practices like INVEST
Identification of MVP (minimum viable product)
Keeping product backlog in DEEP status

Understand the importance and benefits of prioritizing the product backlog
Understand the implications of saying everything is mandatory
Understand who should have input into prioritization decisions
Learn prioritization techniques such as MoSCoW and Kano
Understand how much latitude to give a team in adjusting the sequence of work

Understand the different estimation levels in Scrum
Practice estimation techniques
Understand that estimates of size and duration can be done separately
Understand the difference between estimating and committing

Day -3

Release Management
Understand the goals and how to of release planning
Understand that planning is adaptive, iterative and collaborative
Understand why software should be released early and frequently
Understand and measure velocity to forecast
Understand release burndown charts
Understand how a release plan can help predict the future

Acceptance Test Driven Development/Behavior Driven Development
Understand how to write testable acceptance criteria
Understand the importance of automation in scrum
How to automate acceptance test
Learn Gherkin language to write feature file

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Why and how to become Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

Almost 200 professional become either Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) through Leanpitch every month. We strongly advise every participant to focus on continuous learning and share your learning with others as often as possible. If you are learning and have required experience then also become certified scrum professional (CSP). Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) is not only a certificate but a milestone that demonstrate your skills and experience. If you are planning to become coach or already working as coach and wanted to earn Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) certification then CSP is 1st step towards it. Same apply for Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) as well. CSP doesn't required any training like CSM, CSPO or CSD but needed 70 SEUs (Scrum Education Units) that shows how much you are investing on continuous learning. These SEUs can be earn through various way and same mentioned below:-

Category "A" - Unlimited SEUs through Scrum Gathering and User group meetup. You can join Playscrum user group and attend monthly meetup in your cities. Playscrum user group available in 5 cities. -Playscrum-Pune, Playscrum-Bangalore, Playscrum-Chennai,Playscrum-Delhi and Playscrum-HyderabadPlayscum also facilitated one day playscrum meet in Chennai and planning to keep facilitating same in other cities as well.

Category "B" - Unlimited SEUs through Scrum alliance training program like CSM, CSPO and CSD. You can also earn these Scrum Education Units (SEUs) through other courses like Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), User story and agile estimation etc. Leanpitch deliver corporate training on TDD, BDD and User story development in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Category "C" - 15 SEUs under this category and same can be earn through attending any agile workshop like Kanban, LeSS practitioner, DevOps and PMI-ACP workshop. Leanpitch regularly conduct Kanban training in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Category "D" - 15 SEUs under this category through volunteer service for Scrum Gathering or User group meetup. You can reach out to playscrum  community.

Category "E" - 15 SEUs through self learning like reading few books. I would recommend reading below books. One hour of reading is equal to one SEU.

1. Agile Estimating and Planning: Mike Cohn
2. Professional Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products: Jim Highsmith 
3. Professional Agile Retrospectives: Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber 
4. Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game Author: Alistair Cockburn
5. Coaching Agile Teams: Lyssa Adkins 
6. Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile Extreme: Robert K. Wysocki
7. Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals: Dan Rawsthorne with Doug Shimp 
8. Kanban In Action: Marcus Hammarberg, Joakim Sunden
9. Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business: David J. Anderson 
10. Lean-Agile Software Development: Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott  
11. The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility: Michele Sliger, Stacia Broderick
12. User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development: Mike Cohn 
13. Agile Product Management with Scrum: Roman Pichler

Category "F" - 15 SEUs through co-training or live webinar 

Leanpitch has brought below program for you to learn and earn SEUs in your city.

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - 16 SEUs under Category "B" - For product owner, product manager, project manager, business analyst and leaders to maximize product business value. Leanpitch conduct Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad.

Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) - 24 SEUs under category "B" - This will give you opportunity to learn agile engineering practices and most suitable for scrum master, developers, testers, agile coaches and as well as for managers to build value and focus on outcome. Leanpitch conduct Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) training in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad.

Certified Kanban Management Professional - 15 SEUs under Category "C" - For practicing scrum professional including scrum master, agile coaches and senior management to maximize value. Leanpitch conduct Certified Kanban Management Professional training in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad.