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Agile Sprint Series Part 1 - Envisioning and Foundation Design Workshop

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.


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Overview 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.

You will learn how to use the story mapping technique to harness the knowledge of the team and minimize the risk of missing a requirement, or key user. By identifying users and their needs you will be able to create of a product/project backlog of needs. 

Workshop Topics

  • How to put a project foundation in place before sprints begin
  • How to design a custom sprint structure for your team
  • Initialize your product backlog
  • Establish an architectural runway
  • Identifying and managing project constraints
  • Synchronizing the development and business teams with project objectives

You will receive tools and templates include: Sprint Structure Worksheet; Elevator Statement Formats; Focus Matrix for Constraint Prioritization; Story Mapping Workflow; Project Charter/Worksheet; RACI Chart

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.


$197.00 PMI Members
$177.00 Earlybird rate before October 13

$217.00 Nonmembers
$197.00 Earlybird rate before October 13