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2 in 1 Workshop on the Art of Agile Development
with James Shore and Diana Larsen

When:

The Art of Agile Planning, May 27 – May 28, 2013
The Art of Agile Delivery, May 29 – May 31, 2013

Where:

NH Danube
Wagramer Strasse 21, 1220 Vienna, Austria

 

Workshops Overview

Come and master the art of agile development! Based on James Shore’s popular book, The Art of Agile Development, updated with concepts from “Your Path through Agile Fluency” and co-taught with industry veteran Diana Larsen (past chair of the Agile Alliance and co-author of the acclaimed Agile Retrospectives and Liftoff), these instructor-led training courses give you the boost you need to accelerate your adoption and practice of agile development.

The Art of Agile Planning

The Art of Agile Planning

In this two-day course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to plan an Agile project. After completing the course, you will be prepared to:

  • Conduct a productive daily stand-up.
  • Create and prioritize stories, tasks, and minimum marketable features.
  • Make reliable iteration commitments and predict iteration velocity.
  • Customize your long-term planning horizons to the need of your organization.
  • Make release predictions for coordinating with third parties.
  • Adapt your plans to create and take advantage of opportunities.

Participants

Our primary audience are Agile team members, including product managers, project managers, programmers, embedded subject matter experts, business analysts, and testers. Managers and executives interested in understanding how Agile planning works will also benefit from this course, as will change agents and other leaders who are transitioning their organizations to Agile.

Course Structure

Diana and Jim share two core beliefs about training: they want their students to have experiences, not lectures; and whenever possible, we want those to be real-world experiences rather than metaphors or simulations.

In this course, you will learn about Agile planning through hands-on, interactive activities that all you to experience first-hand how Agile planning works. On the first day, you’ll learn how planning works starting from the basics of agile fluency, user stories, estimation, standup meetings, the planning game, iteration planning, making commitments, velocity, and slack. Then on the second day, we look at issues of product management, adaptive planning for releases, minimum marketable features (MMFs), balancing estimating costs with the need to make long term commitments, focus on business value and purpose, and building trust with stakeholders.

This course dovetails well with The Art of Agile Delivery.

The Art of Agile Development

The Art of Agile Delivery

In this three-day course, you will experience creating and delivering software in a real-world Agile environment. After completing the course, you will be prepared to:

  • Build and ship software weekly.
  • Understand and accommodate stakeholders and their diverse opinions.
  • Work in a cross-functional team with on-site customers, testers, and programmers.
  • Prevent build failures with continuous integration.
  • Incrementally build technical infrastructure alongside features.
  • Create nearly bug-free code using test-driven development, refactoring, and exploratory testing.

Participants

Our primary audience are Agile team members, including product managers, project managers, programmers, embedded subject matter experts, business analysts, and testers. Managers and executives interested in understanding how Agile works in practice will also benefit from this course, as will change agents and other leaders who are transitioning their organizations to Agile or who need to get their Agile transition back on track.

Programmers: We do real programming and continuous integration in this course. We’ll have materials prepared for JavaScript+Git and Java+Subversion. You’ll have the opportunity to choose a different stack if you prefer. A laptop is required for most participants of this course. If you cannot bring a laptop, you can still attend, but please contact us so we can make appropriate arrangements.

Course structure

The Art of Agile Delivery

This is a hands-on course with a heavy emphasis on DOING, not watching! You will form cross-functional teams and deliver actual software in four 90-minute iterations, in a real-world environment that includes version control, automated builds, and continuous integration. That’s right: you’ll design, build, test, and ship software, as well as build your technical infrastructure, all in ninety minutes. If that seems impossible, you need to attend this course!

We cover a lot of territory in this three-day course. We intersperse the real-world iterations with lots of experiential activities to ensure that you can experience and remember everything you learn. Come prepared to drink from the fire-hose! Topics include: test-driven development, refactoring, collaborating in a cross-functional team, exploratory testing, customer’s role, automation, defect prevention, incremental design and architecture, backlog grooming, working with stakeholders, and much more.

This course dovetails nicely with The Art of Agile Planning, which is typically taught in the same week.

Prices

The Art of Agile Planning, May 27 – May 28, 2013   Early Bird: 990 EUR   Normal: 1190 EUR
The Art of Agile Delivery, May 29 – May 31, 2013   Early Bird: 1490 EUR   Normal: 1690 EUR
The Art of Agile Planning & Delivery, May 27 – May 31, 2013   Early Bird: 2190 EUR   Normal: 2390 EUR

 

Prices are excl. VAT. Participants of XP2013 will receive a 15% discount.

Register now for the Early Bird rate (available until April 27th, 2013).

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