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.
What You Will Learn
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:
- How to break down complex problems into smaller, achievable tasks
- Estimating relative level of effort for those tasks
- Force-ranking tasks into a backlog of items that deliver the most business value possible with the allotted resources
- How to build and maintain a task board that informs everyone involved the actual status of the project in real-time
- How to satisfy stakeholders by delivering estimated timelines and planning releases
- 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
- Understand how to design a process for your team that will give you the best chance of success.
- Learn how to work better with both individual team members, and stakeholders who just care about the end product.