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.
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.’
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.