Our two-day SAFe ScrumXP course goes well beyond Scrum. It teaches Lean thinking tools, roles, processes, and the software engineering practices necessary to achieve the code quality you need to scale Scrum to your enterprise business context. The course is intended for team and engineering coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, development managers, team leads or anybody else whose role is to enable their team(s) to operate effectively in a complex environment with different scaling factors.
The course begins with the principles of scaling: Lean thinking tools, Agile development practices at scale, and an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework.
Following this, teams learn the best practices for building quality software in a timebox.
Through lecture, experiential activities, and exercises, teams will learn:
Agile teams operate as part of a large “system”. Lean provides necessary foundation for such systems thinking and allows to both learn better ways of facilitating flow within the team and across multiple teams in a program.
|High performing agile teams, program composition (feature vs component teams), the Scrum Master and the Product Owner role. At scale, teams, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners have additional responsibilities and challenges.
| Building Backlogs|| Sprint Execution|
| Writing user stories and other backlog items, sizing and sequencing them for the optimum execution of economic priorities, writing acceptance criteria, and building acceptance tests. At scale, team backlogs are part of the enterprise backlog model for integrating with the program and portfolio.||Planning, backlog refinement, tracking, demoing, and continuous improvement. At scale, these include team-level and program-level ceremonies and events adjusted for individual team performance and cross-team alignment. |
| Software Engineering Practices|| Launching the Agile Release Train (ART)|
| Strategies to avoid "waterfalling” a sprint, Test-First strategies, continuous integration, refactoring and pair work. Practical insights to micro-incrementalism as a foundation for most agile practices. At scale, technology and practices must also facilitate distributed development.||Preparation for the first program-level Release Planning Meeting. Understanding how SAFe enterprise operates and how an agile team can effectively work towards common mission in a highly complex environment. |
Price: $1395.00 (Early Bird Special $1295.00 until April 1st)
Cancellation Policy: Review the Scaled Agile Academy Cancellation Policy.
SAFe Program Consultant Trainer
has been providing scaled agile product management, product ownership,
executive portfolio coaching and leadership, and software expertise to
technology companies for over 28 years before joining Scaled Agile in
Jennifer spent several years in Product Management at
Rational Software (now IBM-Rational).
Jennifer has also spent a large portion of her career as a professional
consultant, providing senior level lean|agile product management, product
marketing, corporate messaging architecture, process expertise, and
hands-on web development to a variety of emerging markets.
SAFe Program Consultant Trainer
Alex Yakyma is a methodologist,
trainer, and consultant who has been applying Lean and Agile practices
in the software industry for over a decade. Alex joined Dean Leffingwell
back in 2006 and since then was actively working on Scaled Agile
Framework and its numerous implementations in the field. Alex’s broad
prior experience as a program manager in highly distributed
multi-cultural environments allows him to perfect his clients’
operational capabilities at the program level, their cross program
coordination, and their portfolio strategy.