Agile 101 provides the foundation for any technology or business professional who wants to become knowledgeable and skilled in the basics of agile. Participants will learn about the agile manifesto and how it informs the functioning of agile, contrasting key points with what they may be used to in waterfall development practices. Specific topics covered include the agile sprint cycle and what a shippable product is, the product owner, scrum master and development team roles, concepts including backlog creation and prioritization, iterative design, minimum viable product (MVP), definitions of done and ready (DOD, DOR), the estimation process, story points, team velocity, sprint retrospective and its’ role in the continuous improvement process, the agile view of releasing software, the customer feedback process, the distinction between and purpose of epics, stories, and acceptance criteria. Agile 101 is an excellent starting point for anyone considering or implementing an agile software development practice at their workplace.
Agile 101 presents a unique and balanced combination of theoretical and practical information. It provides actionable insight into making the transition from waterfall to agile and an appreciation of the various roles in Agile that are needed for success. It provides participants with an overview of iterative design and a detailed view of the Sprint cycle. Students will also gain insight into the issues to be overcome and the potential benefits of agile.
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