Agile, Scrum, and Kanban – Making your Processes Work for You

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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.

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

Takeaways

  • 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.

Refund Policy
Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this time frame.

General Assembly

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

What began as a co-working space in 2011 has since grown into a global learning experience with campuses in 15 cities and over 25,000 graduates worldwide.

As individuals and companies struggle to compete in an increasingly technological economy, General Assembly provides award-winning, dynamic training to close the global skills gap.

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