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Making Processes Work for You with Agile, Scrum & Kanban


Dan Corbin

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You’ve probably heard of Agile, Scrum, and/or Kanban. Agile is just a concept, whereas Scrum and Kanban are two different methodologies for tracking and achieving progress on a project.

This class will cover the basics of how to organize and lead projects (software and non-software alike) in an Agile manner. We’ll discuss the principles behind the Agile concept, and then get down to looking practically at:

-The differences between Scrum and Kanban
-Why you might choose Scrum or Kanban, or even hybridize the two together into Scrumban
-The day-to-day activities of leading an Agile project, including prescribed meetings and communications
-Adaptations for running an Agile team inside a Waterfall project or organization
-How to lead Agile teams when you have no direct authority over individuals
-How to break down complex problems into smaller, achievable tasks
-Estimating relative level of effort for those tasks
-How to satisfy stakeholders by delivering estimated timelines and planning releases

1) Understand how to design a process for your team that will give you the best chance of success.
2) Learn how to work better with both individual team members and stakeholders who just care about the end product.

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