Agile and Scrum: Dramatically Improving Software Delivery
25

Saturday, 25 February

10 am – 5 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco , CA 94104
$125 USD
Regular Ticket
$125 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Agile and Scrum: Dramatically Improving Software Delivery

Ron Lichty Photo


Interim CTO

25

Saturday, 25 February

10 am – 5 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco , CA 94104
$125 USD
Regular Ticket
$125 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

In this Agile Immersion, you’ll learn Agile and Scrum principles, tools, practices and patterns through practical exercises, reinforced with real-world examples, and buttressed by structuring the class itself as an agile learning project. This full-day workshop is for anyone who wants to understand, leverage and incorporate Agile to make their products more profitable, their efforts more productive, and their teams more joyful.

Agile and Scrum techniques have become so mainstream that even teams still doing Waterfall are weaving in selected agile practices. Studies reveal that teams overwhelmingly find Scrum and Agile the path to more profitable products. Agile is a mindset and Scrum a framework that can lead to highly disciplined team-driven software delivery.

But organizations that try Scrum without understanding the nuances of its practices, principles, cadence, and patterns too often see limited results. It turns out that nuances count. Meanwhile, individuals who learn to use agile practices effectively - and especially individuals who embrace an agile mindset - find themselves eminently more employable in Agile's rising tide.

Whether you're working in IT or products, on Web pages or mobile apps, developing desktop applications or server code, delivering the latest in SaaS or making sense of Big Data, … Agile and Scrum, executed effectively, can make your team more productive - and happier. Companies, teams and individuals who learn to think and work agilely can maximize the potential for their products, their organizations and themselves.

Takeaways

  • Understand why agile teams typically outperform waterfall ones
  • See what’s in it for you: why every product team function finds reason to embrace agile - developers, testers, product managers, managers, customers, designers and more
  • Identify the nuances and leverage points that make agile teams achieve their full potential for joyful and highly productive teamwork
  • Take away not just the practices, principles, cadence, and patterns commonly leveraged by agile teams but why, where and how to employ them effectively
  • Practice Scrum "flow"
  • Improve the quality of your deliverables
  • Make yourself more employable

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Students should bring something on which to take notes
  • Students should come ready to be an active participant and to engage
  • Students may wish to read the Scrum Guide at scrum.org, but this is not required

About the Instructor

Ron Lichty Photo

Interim CTO

Ron Lichty has trained teams in Scrum, transitioned teams from waterfall and iterative methodologies to Agile, and coached teams already using Agile to make their software development "hum". An interim CTO and acting VP Engineering, he began his career as a programmer and then a product manager. He is author of Managing the Unmanageable, which reviewers have compared to programming classics The Mythical Man-Month and Peopleware.

Ron consults with organizations on topics like becoming an Agile manager; rules, tools, and insights for managing software people and teams; and how leaders can empower high performance teams. He is a regular speaker at events such as Agile Camp, AgileIndy, Code Camp, Agile Open, Product Camp, and the Agile Leadership Network. Ron has worked as an Agile Software Coach and Management Mentor training companies such as Engine Yard, Axcient, Merced Systems, Fuze, and others.

Ron has worked as an Agile Software Coach and Management Mentor training companies such as Engine Yard, Axcient, Merced Systems, Fuze, Fujitsu, NerdWallet, Moovweb, Oration, Boost Media, Mingle Analytics, and others.

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 timeframe.

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