Agile, Scrum, and Kanban: Making Your Processes Work For You
18

Thursday, 18 January

6 9 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
$60 USD
Regular Ticket
$60 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Agile, Scrum, and Kanban: Making Your Processes Work For You

Eric Appesland Photo


Senior Product Manager, Amazon

18

Thursday, 18 January

6 9 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
$60 USD
Regular Ticket
$60 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

You’ve probably heard of Agile, Scrum, and/or Kanban. Agile is just a concept, whereas Scrum and Kanban are two different methodologies for tracking and achieving progress on a project.

This class will cover the basics of how to organize and lead projects (software and non-software alike) in an Agile manner. We’ll discuss the principles behind the Agile concept, and then get down to looking practically at:

  • How to break down complex problems into smaller, achievable tasks
  • Estimating relative level of effort for those tasks
  • Force-ranking tasks into a backlog of items that deliver the most business value possible with the allotted resources
  • How to build and maintain a task board that informs everyone involved the actual status of the project in real-time
  • How to satisfy stakeholders by delivering estimated timelines and planning releases
  • The differences between Scrum and Kanban
  • Why you might choose Scrum or Kanban, or even hybridize the two together into Scrumban
  • The day-to-day activities of leading an Agile project, including prescribed meetings and communications
  • Adaptations for running an Agile team inside a Waterfall project or organization
  • How to lead Agile teams when you have no direct authority over individuals

Takeaways

  • Understand how to design a process for your team that will give you the best chance of success.
  • Learn how to work better with both individual team members, and stakeholders who just care about the end product.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • It’s helpful, but not required, for you to have worked on a team that collaborated on a project to completion.

About the Instructor

Eric Appesland Photo

Senior Product Manager,
Amazon

Eric is currently a Senior Product Manager with the Amazon Global Store Team where he works with a cross-functional set of stakeholders to enable Amazon marketplaces in countries outside of the United States. He was previously with Hitachi Consulting where he spent 4.5 years as a product manager with a team building custom enterprise applications, and 2 years before that as a management consultant.

Eric has significant experience in business strategy and planning, stakeholder alignment, project management, requirements gathering, designing the user experience and creating the UI, working tightly with engineering resources during Development, testing, release planning, feature and bug prioritization, and user interviews. He has successfully launched and managed numerous large-scale enterprise web-based products through multiple iterations of the entire product lifecycle. He also recently completed Product Management education course through General Assembly.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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