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SAFe ScrumXP Boulder, CO April 15-16 2014
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The Scaled Agile Academy two-day SAFe ScrumXP public enrollment 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. This course is intended for teams and team members in an enterprise agile adoption program or can be used to re-baseline existing Scrum teams as required for scaling.

4/15/2014 to 4/16/2014
When: 04/15/2014
From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Scaled Agile Headquarters
5480 Valmont Rd, Suite 100
Boulder, Colorado  80301
United States
Presenter: Jennifer Fawcett and Alex Yakyma
Contact: Garren Watkins

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SAFe™ ScrumXP

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 consists of lecture and experiential activities in preparation for the agile transformation. By the end of the course, the audience will learn how to prepare their team(s) for their first program-level release planning meeting, part of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) Agile Release Train (ART) and enable effective incremental execution within the release. Click to expand for more.

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:
Lean Thinking
Team Structure
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.

Jennifer Fawcett
SAFe Program Consultant Trainer

Jennifer 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 late 2012.

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.

Alex Yakyma
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.


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