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Collaborating & Communicating Agile Requirements

  • Tuition USD $1,295
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3118 Ratings
  • Course Code 2502
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Project failures are often due to poor requirements gathering, analysis and planning. Traditional requirements documents may not contain complete and accurate requirements due to rapidly changing business environments. Agile requirements gathering, by moving detailed requirements closer to implementation, allows for rapid response to change. This user story training course will show you how to define and manage these requirements effectively as well as demonstrate alternative ways of documenting requirements and managing changes. These alternatives can allow for a less "heavy" process in projects that can benefit from quick changes in direction.

Skills Gained

  • Learn how to adapt quickly and positively to rapidly changing business needs and priorities
  • Learn how to collaborate on requirements for a project
  • Align development to business needs to provide business value quickly
  • Learn the benefits of using Agile methods to communicate requirements
  • Understand the five levels of planning in Agile
  • Use agile requirements as an effective basis for planning and testing
  • Understand the characteristics of a well-written agile requirement
  • Understand how to plan frequent releases so that customers can recognize benefit quickly
  • Learn mapping techniques for identifying the stories of larger releases
  • Minimize risks of ineffective solutions by obtaining frequent feedback

Who Can Benefit

This course is beneficial to all members on an Agile team, but will add the most value for those in a Product Owner role or are a part of the development team and have focus on grooming the product backlog.

This course is perfect for:

  • Business Analysts, Requirements Analysts or Business Systems Analysts
  • Product Owners, Business customers, users or partners
  • QA Professionals, Systems Testers or User Acceptance Testers
  • Systems/Application Analysts, Architects, Designers or Developers
  • Anyone that wants to enhance their understanding and ability to author and elaborate on user stories

Course Details

1. Agile Overview

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Benefits

2. Project Initiation

  • Project Charter
  • Project Roles
  • Project Planning
  • Communication

3. Focus on the Customer

  • Customer Involvement
  • Customer Roles
  • Creating and Using Personas
  • Constraints

4. User Stories

  • User Stories
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Acceptance Criteria and Acceptance Tests
  • Non-User Stories

5. Product Backlog

  • Who owns the Product Backlog?
  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements
  • Story-Writing Workshop
  • Prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Maintaining the Product Backlog
  • Techniques for further elaboration

6. Estimating and Planning

  • Relative vs. Actual Estimating
  • Using Story Points
  • Planning Poker (Grenning 2002)
  • Five Levels of Planning in Agile
  • Estimating Team Velocity

7. Release Plan

  • Iteration Estimates
  • Prioritization Revisited
  • Ownership and Participation
  • Communication

8. Use Cases

  • Use Case Advantages
  • Use Case Elements
  • Success Path
  • Alternate Paths
  • Exceptions

9. Iteration Plan and Execution

  • Iteration Planning
  • Defining "Done"
  • Test-Driven, Test Often
  • Demonstrate Working Software (Delivered Requirements)
  • Inspect and Adapt applied to Requirements
  • Finding your Rhythm

10. Retrospective on Communicating Requirements

Exercises:

Exercise 7: Teams will discuss and document use cases, including alternate pathsand exceptions, for some of their high-priority stories. As a class, we'lldiscuss the relationship between use cases and stories and how they complementeach other.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Instructor, Training material & span of the training is neatly planned.

This is my second class through ExitCertified and I have been pleased with the access to learn remotely.

Great remote learning experience. Instruction was delivered with enthusiasm and expertise.

While all courses have their challenges in presentation and execution, I found this to be one of the best I have attended.

ExitCertified (Kelly & her team) were very responsive to all the pre-enrollment inquiries and sharing the TOCs etc. The course materials arrived on time, the classroom instructions were very clear and concise. And the staff was available always to help and support. Overall, a very good experience.

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