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Agile 4-Part Spring Series: Part 3 - The Ultimate Sprint Planning Workshop

February 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040


PDUs – 4

Meals: There will be breakfast and refreshments available.

Parking: Free

Agile 4-Part Spring Series: Part 3 - The Ultimate Sprint Planning Workshop

Overview Part 3 - The Ultimate Sprint Planning Workshop
The sprint is at the heart of an effective Agile life cycle 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.
Questions we will discuss:

  • How do I verify the work will fit into the sprint?
  • How do I track work and keep the sprint on target?
  • Can I interrupt a sprint?
  • What if my resources are not 100% dedicated to the sprint?
  • How can I do sprints with globally distributed teams?
  • Is there ever a time when I should not pursue sprinting?
  • Should I do user acceptance testing during a sprint?

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.

Group Discounts:
Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more from the same company or association. For more information, contact VP Education.

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$197.00 PSPMI Member General Admission
$177.00 Earlybird rate before February 12

$217.00 Non-member General Admission
$197.00 Earlybird rate before February 12