Developing Effective Agile Sprint Plans

This course will help you with the common challenge of creating rapid, solid sprint plans or struggling with mid-sprint issues. After completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of how to execute and deliver quality sprint plans.
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 30, 2019
Duration
2h 24m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Understanding the Agile Workflow
Planning Sprints Effectively
Avoiding Problems and Making Mid-sprint Corrections
Summarizing Key Learning Objectives
Description
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 30, 2019
Duration
2h 24m
Description

Creating rapid, solid sprint plans can be extremely challenging and struggles with issues such as mid-sprint roadblocks, incomplete work at the end of a sprint, the treatment of bugs, and when to apply ‘spikes’ are not uncommon. In this course, Developing Effective Agile Sprint Plans, you will learn the skills, approaches, and techniques to advance your essential sprint planning capabilities. First, you will quickly review key Agile, Scrum, and sprint terms to provide the basis for this course and cover the numerous benefits of having a solid Agile planning process. Next, you will learn the activities regarding the product backlog, user stories, sprint planning, sprint backlog, the sprint itself, daily scrum or stand up, the potentially shippable product, and lastly the sprint review and retrospective. Finally, you will explore how to handle the myriad of issues that may affect and impede your plan, such as: bugs, staffing, ‘spikes’, and incomplete work and what options you can apply to mitigate them. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of how to improve, execute, and deliver high quality sprint plans; and what options you have if things ‘go wrong.’

About the author
About the author

Michael is General Manager at Fairway Technologies, a San Diego based technology consulting company. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Development at PDSA, Inc. and has many years of management, technology, and leadership experience.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Michael Krasowski, and welcome to my course, Developing Effective Agile Sprint Plans. If you are challenged with creating rapid, solid sprint plans or struggling with mid- sprint issues, incomplete work at the end of a sprint, the treatment of bugs, and when to apply spikes, then this course is for you. In developing effective, agile sprint plans, you will learn the skills, approaches, and techniques to advance your essential sprint planning capabilities. Some of the major topics we'll cover include a quick review of key Agile and Scrum terms, roles, artifacts and processes, and their expected outcomes. You will see how the product backlog drives agile projects forward and discuss how best to write quality user storage with templates, leveraging the INVEST technique. Other topics include epics, sprint planning, sprint backlog, the sprint itself, daily scrum or standup, and the sprint demonstration, review, and retrospective. Once your sprint is launched, you will learn how to deal with in-flight issues that may affect and impede your plans such as bugs, staffing, spikes, and incomplete work, and what options you could apply to mitigate them. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of how to improve, execute, and deliver high- quality sprint plans and what options you have if things go wrong. I hope you'll join me on this journey to improving your agile planning skills with my Pluralsight course, Developing Effective Agile Sprint Plans.