This hands-on course replaces COMP 2834 and COMP 2835 and follows on from COMP 2833 – Agile Methods and the Scrum Framework in the Agile Associate Certificate. Starting with hands-on exercises and simulations, students learn to use integrated case studies for Agile Business Systems Analysis. The Scrum and Kanban frameworks in Agile are further examined and practiced. Participants then apply Agile Project Leadership styles through role-play in actual teams. The dynamics of a self-directed team from the forming and then to the continued coaching of that team are examined. Students will facilitate and prepare a Project Business Case and a Project Statement of Work (Project Charter) using an Agile Project “Liftoff” process. There is a focus on the process of decomposing User Story Epics into “slices” of functionality for each short development iteration. Developing user stories using the "just enough" approach is introduced. User Stories are mapped to an overall plan for the project using the "inspect and adapt" approach. Students practice delivering business value to clients with production ready concepts early and throughout the project. Continuous collaboration with the product owner and the self-directed Agile Project Leaders team is reinforced. Participants learn to embrace the continual flow of changing requirements as well as how to scale the agile techniques to apply Scrum to large-scale and geographically distributed projects. Upon successful completion of COMP 2836 students will be able to use Agile Analysis methods and Agile Project Leadership techniques to solve business problems and to work within the boundaries of traditional organizations.
COMP 2833 Agile Methods and the Scrum Framework must be completed prior to starting COMP 2836.
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Upon successful compleltion of this course, the student will be able to:
Define and perform the role of an Agile Business Analyst (BA) Product Owner on any Agile IT team.
Identify the appropriate Agile approaches, key principles, practices and terminology required for the elicitation of requirements for the business solution.
Apply the Agile process of progressive elaboration to iteratively and incrementally define requirements on throughout an Agile project.
Write user stories, and then decompose them to their appropriate levels of detail during an iteration, and model the derived user stories with simple lightweight graphical methods.
Effectively use techniques to engage the entire team during the requirements elicitation process.
Facilitate the Scrum Review meeting.
Apply aspects of the Agile BA process working with a geographically dispersed team.
Manage customer expectations and continued collaboration.
Ensure that Agile projects and products provide the defined business value.
Apply the Kanban agile framework to meet the specific operational needs of maintenance and support.
Facilitate and maintain the discipline required for each of the 5 key Scrum ceremonies.
Apply servant-leadership techniques to address the complexity of creating and then maintaining a high performing Scrum team.
Adapt to what is learned in the past iterations and continually modify the process to address its weak points through the facilitation of continual iteration retrospectives.
Scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds.
Work with senior management in adopting the right Agile Transformation Model for the organization.
Be able to identify and help navigate around common organizational obstacles to Scrum and Agile adoption.
Effective as of Fall 2017
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