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Developing Effective Agile Sprint Plans

by Michael Krasowski

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.

What you'll learn

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.’

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About the author

Michael is a consultant and Pluralsight author. He recently traded the corporate world of Accenture back into his passion: IT professional development and authoring for Pluralsight. Previous to Accenture, Michael was General Manager of Fairway Technologies Inc. at the Orange County offices located in Irvine, California. In 2017, Fairway Technologies acquired PDSA Inc., where Michael was Vice President/COO at PDSA, Inc. His responsibilities were to manage all projects and personnel while ensurin... more

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