Extended Education

Halifax Agile Release Planning Workshop

Organization

LeanAgileTraining.com

Trainer

  • Course

    Date: 4 April, 2014
    Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

    Regular Price: $400 per person

    This Scrum Workshop immediately follows our CSM course.

    In the Workshop, we will take one day to go through Release Planning and as much of Sprint Planning and other things as time permits.

    We will form into teams of 4-6 usually, and take one person's Vision as they project for that Team. The Team will then do Release Planning for that effort (it is expected that that effort is roughly 4-6 months worth of work).

    The team identified the Vision, builds the Product Backlog, addresses Business Value, estimates effort, considers other factors, and then makes an initial plan for addressing the work.  And then we finalize the initial plan and discuss Release Plan Refactoring.

    Attendees tell us that this workshop day is extremely valuable.

  • Details

    Date: 4 April, 2014
    Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

    Venue:
    Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
    1919 Upper Water Street
    Halifax, NS B3J 3J5 Canada
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yhzmc-halifax-marriott-harbourfront-hotel/

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    Regular Price: $400 per person

  • Agenda

    Workshop: Agile Release Planning - plus

    We lead Workshops in two contexts.  The first context is as a 1 day 'add-on' to a course. To us, the workshop is 'required' as part of the CSM course or the CSPO course.  (The Workshop can also be done as a stand-alone event, usually in-house for one company or organization.)

    The main content is Agile Release Planning and Sprint Planning. 

    Agile Release Planning means that the team does the following with a real set of work:

    • Agree on the Vision
    • Develop the Product Backlog
    • Estimate Business Value
    • Estimate Effort
    • Discuss Risks, Dependencies, Learning and other factors
    • Order the Work
    • Finalize the Release Plan

    Working with a real team on their real work is an excellent way to start using Scrum.  It brings out the team's real issues, and some of the concerns (which often turn out to be insubstantial) start to go away.  They are then prepared to really start "on Monday."

    After Agile Release Planning (and Release Plan Refactoring), we discuss the impact upon Sprint Planning.  We review details of how Sprint Planning should be done. And often the team does some part of Sprint Planning.   

    Note: The Workshop can also be done over 2 days. 

    Additional benefits: The Workshop provides 7 PDUs. And provides 7 SEUs for the Scrum Alliance CSP (Certified Scrum Professional). See here.

    More details about the Workshop are available in this blog post.  And a customer describing why the Workshop is valuable is available in this blog post.

  • Who Should Attend

    We believe all team members and all related managers would benefit. And so they have told us as well.

    So, Implementers, Product Owners, ScrumMasters, managers, etc, etc.