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COMP 2833 - Agile Methods, the Scrum Framework and PSM

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 2831, or equivalent. Computer Systems Certificate, CSC students should complete COMM 2216 prior to COMP 2833.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$726.83 - $738.26 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are four offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 42145

Mon Sep 13 - Mon Dec 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 06 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 13 - Dec 06 Online

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

Cost

$726.83

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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. No class on October 11.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

CRN 45926

Wed Sep 15 - Wed Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Online

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

Cost

$726.83

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 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

CRN 46995

Thu Sep 16 - Thu Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 BBY
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$738.26

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 hours on campus and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Late registration is not permitted. No class on November 11.

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

Cancelled

CRN 47295

Thu Sep 16 - Thu Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$726.83

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 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. No class on November 11.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

Cancelled

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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