The increased speed of change brought about by the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous nature of today’s world requires a value driven, iterative, and adaptive approach to requirements and planning. It requires a collaborative effort that involves both the team doing the work and the stakeholders who impact, or are impacted by that work. This Agile Requirements and Planning Workshop offers participants the first hand knowledge, experience, and confidence to tackle the requirements and planning of projects / products and services using an Agile, value driven and adaptive approach.
Beginning with a clear understanding of how Agile requirements and planning differ from a more traditional approach, participants take a deep dive into User Stories – learning how to collaboratively elicit and capture requirements from the perspective of the user and how to structure those requirements into vertical slivers of functionality that enable early and frequent delivery of value. Participants deepen their understanding of the new and critical role of Product Owner,introduced by the Scrum Framework, and the evolving role of the Business Analyst in creating a shared understanding of the work and ensuring the team is building the right product/service.
The hands-on experiential nature of the workshop has participants working in teams to simulate real-world requirements elicitation and planning through a team project – using popular and effective Agile tools and techniques including Personas, Product Visioning, User Story Mapping, User Story Writing, High Speed Estimating, Planning Poker, Story Splitting, Acceptance Criteria and more.
The Agile planning process is incomplete without the elements of inspection and adaptation. Throughout the workshop, participants learn how to use feedback loops that are part of Scrum and other Agile methodologies to more accurately forecast outcomes and adapt when circumstances demand it to ensure the product or service delivered consistently delights customers and generates business value.
2 – Days
Product Owners, Business / Functional / Systems Analysts, Product Managers, Project Managers, Functional Managers, Agile Team Members or anyone else interested in learning how to elicit requirements and plan Agile projects to early delivery of value.
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- 14 PDUs for PMI
- 14 SEUs for Scrum Alliance
Anjali Leon is a veteran Agile Coach and Trainer having worked in industries including high-tech, energy, education, healthcare, retail, and government. Her experience as an Agile Practicioner and her prior fifteen years of technical and leadership experience in a variety of roles – including Lead Software Engineer and Director of Product Development, give her the unique perspective of the delicate balance between discipline and flexibility necessary for organizations to be agile and remain competitive.
Anjali brings her vast experience, an interactive, participatory and engaging teaching style, and Training from the Back of the Room techniques to create an experience that not only leave her learners feeling inspired, knowledgeable, competent, and energized to put their learning into practice, but looking forward to the next time they can attend one of her classes!
Her credentials include a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University. She also holds certifications as a PMP (Project Management Professional), PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Professional), CSM (Certified Scrum Master), CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), and CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) and is a recognized Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) and Agile Coach (ICP-ACC) through IC Agile. She is also certified as an AgilityHealth Facilitator (AHF). Anjali is an active member of South Florida’s Agile community and regularly speaks and volunteers at Agile events and conferences. She founded the South Florida Women In Agile group and mentors budding agilists.
Organizer reserves the right to cancel the class with a full refund.
Cancellation before December 15, 2016 – Full refund
Cancellation 2 weeks prior – Full refund minus $100 administrative fee
Cancellations within 2 weeks – 50% refund or full credit towards a future class