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Agile Sprint Series: Full Package (all 4 Series)

October 24, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA


PDUs 4

Meals: There will be breakfast and refreshments available.


Agile Sprint 4-Part Series

This four-part series is a great introduction to successful Agile implementation!

You can attend all four parts of this series at a discounted rate by registering on this page.

Also, attendees of the four-part series will receive a discount for the ACP Certification Class.

Or if you wish to register for an individual class please use the below links:

Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Description Part 1. Envisioning and Foundation Design:

Envisioning and foundation design is the most critical phase of an Agile Project.All projects, whether Agile or traditional, needs to ensure a great foundation at the start of the project before proceeding to the Scrum and sprints.  This workshop shows you the key steps you need to do at the start of an Agile project to ensure success.

We will show you tools and techniques, including story mapping, that lead to collaboration between the development team and the business owners.  We will show you how to document and communicate key project goals before the project begins and we will discuss an area rarely mentioned during Agile projects – determining roles and responsibilities within the project team.

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Date: Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Description Part 2. Agile Project Release Planning Workshop:

Complete project planning is often overlooked in many teams using the Scrum process. Some teams just plan for the near term and some just plan from sprint to sprint. At the end of the day, management, stakeholders, and the team need a long-term vision for their projects.

The goal of this workshop, is to cover the best practices for creating an early project plan. We will use our plan to estimate costs, to complete resources planning, define key milestones, and create releases.  Then we will also show how an Agile project can be planned by using either date, scope, or budget as its focus. You will see how this approach to project planning allows stakeholders to make business decisions early in the project cycle.

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Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Description Part 3 - The Ultimate Sprint Planning Workshop
The sprint is at the heart of an effective Agile lifecycle yet many teams struggle to deliver a sprint successfully.  In this interactive workshop, you will learn the keys to successfully plan, deliver, and review a healthy sprint.This training is divided into 3 core areas: sprint planning, sprint delivery, and sprint closing. 

Using a case study that covers the pre-work needed to set-up a sprint for success, we will follow one set of stories through the complete sprint process including the best practices for stand-ups, for retrospectives and for sprint demos. We will also examine triage and re-planning methods that keep a sprint on track.

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Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Description Part 4 - User Story Workshop

Successful projects require an effective method for defining and understanding requirements.  User stories allow us to gather and define requirements in a language that the business and project team can both comprehend.  This leads to accurate project results and delivery which leads to higher customer satisfaction.  It also allows a more collaborative process to discuss, understand and define the requirements with your product or business representative.

We will use a case study to experience evolving high-level project goals into explicit user stories.  By doing this you will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of what user stories are and how to use them effectively on your projects.

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Prerequisites & Audience
There are no prerequisites for this workshop. It is designed to cover the needs of the Agile/Scrum novice and the experienced Agilista.  Experience with a project related to technology or software deployment would be helpful but not necessary. Past attendees included project managers, product managers, developers, business analysts, designers, DBAs, architects, executives and managers.

About the Instructor – Greg Smith

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scaled Agile (SAFe) Process Consultant, Certified Scrum Master

Publications: “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World”

Greg is an Agile coach and trainer since 2001 specializing in the practical adoption of Agile methods. Gregg has coached over 100 Agile transformations at major institutions such as Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Nike, Stanford University, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, Expeditors International, and, TD Ameritrade.


$669.80 PMI Members
$601.80 Earlybird rate before October 13

$737.80 Nonmembers
$669.80 Earlybird rate before October 13