Do you want to build products that your customers love, and deliver them on time? This course can help you do that!
Through many years of coaching teams, we have found a few techniques to be really beneficial in helping teams deliver better products more reliably. This course is a collection of those techniques to help your whole team unlock its potential.
In this course, you will learn:
- How your team can incorporate user feedback early to ensure you are building the right thing
- How to use story maps to identify a minimum viable product for your next release
- The importance of using velocity only as a predictability metric (not productivity)
- Why user stories are more than just the format: “As a … I want … so that …”
- How simple mindmapping can transform your backlog grooming/refinement sessions
- Tips and techniques to help you and your team achieve a state of flow more often
Created by Karen Greaves and Samantha Laing of Growing Agile, this course is infused by more than 25 years of experience in software development, from testing to managing, and 15 years in agile software development.
This course will show you and your team how to build great products through proven techniques in the following areas:
- Users and user experience
- Minimum viable product (MVP) and user story maps
- Velocity and predictability
- User stories
- Understanding requirements with mindmaps
- Getting stuff done
What You Get
This course include a workbook for you to print out and fill in as you work through the course.
Each section of this course includes:
- An exercise for you to do before you watch the video to help you understand what you already know about the topic
- A short video lecture on the topic to help you quickly get to grips with the concepts
- Curated links and additional resources to explore the topic further
- An exercise for you to try the technique immediately to help reinforce your learning
- A practical technique or game related to the topic to use with your team
- A learning challenge to take your expertise to the next level
You can either go through the material on your own, and consider how you might introduce the techniques to your team, or you can watch the videos and do the exercises together as a team.
The recommended way to get the most from this course is to focus on one topic per week or per sprint, setting aside 3 hours for learning and trying out the techniques.