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COMP 2833 - Agile Methods and the Scrum Framework

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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. 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. Participants 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. Successful 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 or equivalent formal post secondary education in Systems Analysis and Design.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$699.00

Fall 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 42145

Mon Sep 11 - Mon Dec 11 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Dec 11 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 476
Sep 11 - Dec 11 Online

Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$699.00

Notes

  1. Course is 48 hours - 36 in class and 12 online. No class October 9 (Thanksgiving) or November 13 (Remembrance Day).

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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.
  • 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 the difference between a traditional Project Manager and an Agile Project Manager.
  • 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 Charts.
  • Set a strategy to transition a traditional organization to an Agile organization.
  • Implement formats for lean documentation and Agile presentations.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

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   Diploma

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