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Agile methods emphasize flexibility and adaptability, and the Agile framework lends itself well to projects where requirements and solutions evolve with time. Scrum, with its inherent simplicity and lightweight processes, is the most popular way of introducing Agility to a project. IIHT’s Agile training program provides the learner with a comprehensive overview of the Scrum and Agile framework. The course will introduce learners to the basics of Scrum and Agile lifecycle, roles and responsibilities, and the pitfalls to avoid when transitioning to Scrum, through various group exercises, projects and discussions.

Ability to leverage Agile to increase business value

Develop enhanced software development projects with Agile approaches

Understand and tackle workforce and organizational challenges

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Course Content

  • Group exercise – highlighting differences in methodologies

  • Overview history of software development methodologies since 1960s

  • Discussion on weaknesses of predictive approaches to software delivery

  • Benefits of adaptive (Agile) approach, in the current technological world

  • Overview history of Agile methodologies

  • Discussion on Agile Manifesto statements

  • Group exercise – applying the Agile principles to own context

  • Scrum origins

  • Scrum teams

  • Empirical process control

  • Overview of the Scrum Framework

  • Scrum roles and responsibilities – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Team

  • Scrum events – Release/Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective, Scrum meeting

  • Scrum artefacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Burndown charts and Taskboards

  • Pitfalls to avoid when transitioning to Scrum

  • Practical Scrum Exercises/Optional Module 1

  • Practical Scrum Exercises/Optional Module 2

  • The Deming Cycle – Continuous Improvement

  • Retrospective Framework

  • Group Exercise – Retrospective