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Agile Methods, the Scrum Framework and PSM COMP 2833

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​​This hands-on course follows on from COMP 2831 and begins with an in-depth overview of the goals of Agile, followed by hands-on Scrum implementations. Students practice how to implement primary agile methods and within the scrum framework. COMP 2833 assumes that all participants have strong English communication and interpersonal skills. This course helps students prepare to challenge the Professional Scrum Master, PSM certification exam from a third party (for an additional cost). Students must provide their own current model PC, i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. High-speed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. In class exercises include: self-directed teams, writing of user stories, Agile estimating with relative sizing, co-location, metric reporting and test-driven development. Topics include: Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean/Kanban, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature-Driven Development. Participants will experience the roles of Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, and Developer, both real-time in class and also online with a dispersed agile team. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. Students may have an average total time commitment of 13 hours; 3 hours of synchronous class time, a 1-hour online component, plus 9+ hours outside of class each week. COMP 2833 is a required course in the Computer Systems Certificate, CSC and an elective in the Applied Software Development, ASD Associate Certificate. It is a required prerequisite for COMP 2836 -Agile Business Analysis and Project Leadership in the Agile Development Associate Certificate and Computer Systems Technology, CST/PTS Diploma. Upon completion, successful students will have gained significant experience to prepare for the PSM certification exam, and to work on agile teams. Computer Systems Certificate, CSC students should complete COMM 2216 prior to COMP 2833.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$715.53

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of COMP 2833 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 42145

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 42145
  • $715.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 13 - Nov 29 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course outline

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Cost

$715.53

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 47295

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47295
  • $715.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 14 - Nov 30 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$715.53

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain and apply the core values of the Agile Manifesto.
  • Implement key Agile methods: Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean/Kanban, DSDM, and FDD.
  • Learn how to use a Lean/Kanban approach when operating exclusively in a product maintenance mode in both local and remote environments.
  • Explain the difference between a traditional Project Manager and an Agile Project Manager.
  • Communicate and collaborate in a dispersed online Agile team utilizing Scrum team standards.
  • Deliver a product developed interactively based on Agile Management Frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Explain and implement key agile practices such as user stories, agile planning, agile metric reporting, and self-directed teams.
  • Implement and practice client/team collaboration techniques.
  • Create Agile requirements based on the five stages of development of an agile "User Story".
  • Implement User Story Mapping and User Story Splitting.
  • Implement an Agile estimating technique (planning poker).
  • Define and Manage Product Backlogs.
  • Plan Iterations (Sprints) while conducting Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews & Retrospectives.
  • Track and Report project progress using a Scrum Board and Project Burn-Down Chart
  • Set a strategy to transition a traditional organization to an Agile organization.
  • Implement formats for lean documentation and Agile presentations.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Agile Methods, the Scrum Framework and PSM (COMP 2833) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced .NET Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Advanced Java Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Agile Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Applied Software Development (ASD)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  5. Computer Systems
    Certificate Part-time
  6. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time

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