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COMP 2833 - Agile Methods and the Scrum Framework

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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 learn to implement primary agile methods and the scrum framework. Topics include: Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean/Kanban, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature-Driven Development. COMP 2833 assumes that all participants have very strong English communication skills. In class exercises cover agile practices including self-directed teams, writing of user stories, agile estimating with relative sizing, co-location, metric reporting and test driven development. Participants discover how to implement Scrum and how to scale large multiple team projects, measuring progress at both a micro and macro level to go through release planning. Working in groups all students are required to participate in an actual project consisting of building a real product from initiation to a team implementation. Students will practice Scrum Planning Sessions, Sprint Planning Meetings, daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Reviews, Backlog Grooming Sessions, and Sprint Retrospectives. Each student will experience the roles of Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, and "The Scrum Team" both in class face to face and online with a dispersed agile team. COMP 2833 students will be prepared to move on to the follow on COMP 2836 Agile Business Analysis and Project Leadership in the Agile Development Associate Certificate and the CST/PTS Diploma. Upon successful completion participants will be able to form agile teams that complete projects in less time and under budget compared to traditional methods.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 2831; Computer Systems Certificate, CSC students must also complete COMM 2216 prior to COMP 2833.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$712.91

Fall 2020

Below are four offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 42145

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Dec 07 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Dec 07 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery
Sep 14 - Dec 07 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

Cost

$712.91

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 in class and 12 online. Late registration is not permitted. No class October 12 (Thanksgiving).

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 45926

Wed Sep 16 - Wed Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

Cost

$712.91

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 in class and 12 online. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Late registration not permitted. No class on November 11 (Remembrance Day).

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 46995

Thu Sep 17 - Thu Dec 03 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Dec 03 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery
Sep 17 - Dec 03 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

Cost

$712.91

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 in class and 12 online. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Late registration not permitted.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 47295

Fri Sep 18 - Fri Dec 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 18 - Dec 04 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery
Sep 18 - Dec 04 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$712.91

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 in class and 12 online. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Cancelled

Winter 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 83003

Mon Jan 04 - Mon Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$712.91

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 in class and 12 online. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. No class on February 15 (Family Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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CRN 86181

Wed Jan 06 - Wed Mar 31 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 31 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 06 - Mar 31 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$712.91

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 in class and 12 online. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. No class on February 17.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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CRN 88196

Thu Jan 07 - Fri Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 26 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 07 - Mar 26 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$712.91

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 in class and 12 online. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

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

COMP 2833 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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