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In the course Agile Development participants learn the concepts, methods and practical techniques of Agile software development. In an Agile Development method, progress is measured on the basis of working products, features and prototypes. Not piles of paper but working software.
The course Agile Development begins with a discussion of the origins of the term Agile with the creation of the Agile Manifesto by a number of software developers in 2001 in Utah.
Attention is paid to roles and role identification in Agile, working in teams and reaching consensus. In Agile Development the emphasis is on direct communication, preferably as personal contact, instead of written reporting.
Next it is discussed how the Agile development process is divided into short iterations to avoid risks. At the end of each iteration both the delivered product and the development process are assessed.
The importance of user stories, estimates and planning in Agile are also covered in the course Agile development. The full cycle of a typical Agile development project is executed from writing a user story to its implementation and delivery.
Finally it is treated how iterations in Agile development are planned and executed, what the place is of Daily Standups and how metrics can be applied to Agile development projects.
During the course Agile Development participants work in teams and put Agile into practice through hands-on exercises that strengthen the understanding of the ins and outs of Agile development. At the end of the course Agile Development participants will have the practical knowledge needed to get started with Agile development.
Th3 course Agile Development is intended for developers, testers, project leaders and managers who want to gain knowledge about the design of an Agile software development process.
To join the course Agile Development no specific skills are required. General knowledge of system development is beneficial for a proper understanding.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. The steps in an Agile development process are practiced using short case studies. The course times are from 9.30 up and to 16.30.
Participants receive an official certificate Agile Development after successful completion of the course.
Module 1 : Agile Intro
Module 2 : Agile Roles
Module 3 : Agile Teams
Agile versus Waterfall
History of Agile
The Agile Manifesto
Leadership in Agile
User Roles for Stories
User Roles for Requirements
|Self Organizing Teams
Vision and Strategy
Building the Product Backlog
Module 4 : User Stories
Module 5 : Estimation
Module 6 : Planning
|User Story Parts
Why User Stories?
Writing User Stories
Conventional Estimation Problems
Function Point Analysis
Story Points Estimations
Data Estimation with Velocity
Release Planning Process
Schedule Based Release Planning
Scope Based Release Planning
Keeping the Release Plan
Planning for Chaos
Module 7 : Iterations
Module 8 : Metrics
Three Themes of Iteration Execution
Conducting Daily Standups
Foul Team Smells
Metrics and Reporting
Cost of Metrics
Traditional Metrics Problems
Understanding Agile Metrics
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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