Attend Agile Fundamentals and learn how your team can harness the possibilities of Agile to deliver value quicker and reduce risk.  Agile aligns extremely well with Appian product strengths and drives project delivery success by focusing on speed, quality, adaptability, transparency, and continuous feedback through shippable features.

This course covers the theory and best practices needed to successfully implement Agile and does so within the context of an Appian project.  Learn and practice Agile roles, responsibilities, and best practices through an interactive mix of discussion, lecture, videos, and hands-on small group exercises.  Participants will visually track their progress against course objectives, examine Appian-specific project examples, and brainstorm how to address challenges facing their teams.

When you complete Agile Fundamentals, you’ll be ready to teach your delivery team how to start being Agile, make immediate process improvements, and face delivery challenges head on!

Topics Covered

  • Intro to Agile
    • Why Agile?
    • What is Agile?
    • Agile Mindset
    • Agile Values & Principles
  • Agile Teams
    • Team roles
    • Team responsibilities
    • Team size
    • Team characteristics (cross-functional, self-organizing)
  • Chartering
    • Project charter
    • Team charter
  • Product Backlogs & User Stories
    • Product Backlogs
    • Personas
    • Story Mapping
    • Good User Stories
    • Acceptance Criteria
    • Definition of Ready & Definition of Done
    • Progressive Elaboration
  • Estimation (Size, complexity)
    • Absolute estimation
    • Relative estimation
    • Story Points
    • T-shirt Sizes
    • Affinity Estimation
    • Planning Poker
  • Sprint 0 & Release Planning
    • Sprint 0 inputs & outputs
    • MVP
    • Estimating release capacity
    • Confidence levels
    • Release plan
    • Roadmap
  • Sprint Execution
    • Sprint Planning
    • Daily Stand-Up
    • Backlog Grooming
    • Sprint Workflow
    • Visualizing progress during the Sprint
    • Sprint Review/Demo
    • Visualizing progress during the Release
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • Anti-patterns