The Art of Agile Planning & Delivery

Portland, OR
Monday, June 08, 2009
The Art of Agile Planning & Delivery
Monday, June 08, 2009 8:30 AM -
Friday, June 12, 2009 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Governor Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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Click the "Register Now" button to register for:

  • The Art of Agile Planning (June 8th and 9th)
  • The Art of Agile Delivery (June 10th - 12th)
  • The Art of Agile Planning: $1,395
  • The Art of Agile Delivery: $1,795
  • Both Courses Together: $2,495
Group Discount: Register five or more students and receive 10% off!

The Art of Agile Planning

In this two-day course, you'll learn everything you need to know to plan an Agile project. After completing the course, you will be prepared to:
  • Work consistently and reliably using iterations/Sprints.
  • Reliably release software on a regular basis.
  • Meet your commitments even when things go wrong by managing risks.
  • Take advantage of opportunities by adapting your plans.
  • Create, estimate, and prioritize minimum marketable features and user stories.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to clarify requirements and product vision.
  • Get to "done done!"

"The facilitators were excellent! I really enjoyed the 'jump in and swim' approach to applying what we learned as we went." --Bill Jackson III, Senior Software Engineer, Oracle Corp.


The Art of Agile Delivery

In this three-day course, you'll learn everything you need to know about delivering software using Agile. After completing the course, you will be prepared to:
  • Build and ship weekly increments of software using iterations/Sprints.
  • Create nearly bug-free code using test-driven development, refactoring, and exploratory testing.
  • Understand and accommodate stakeholders and their diverse opinions.
  • Work in a cross-functional team with on-site customers, testers, and programmers.
  • Prevent build failures with continuous integration.
  • Incrementally build technical infrastructure alongside features.

"I don't know how they pulled off the [class project], but going through four iterations brought the concepts home. Also I was a programmer wanting to learn about the project development side. Diana's four-quadrant diagrams (about stakeholders) were enlightening as was Jim's [incremental design] box diagrams and analogy of TDD to double-entry bookkeeping. Thank you!!" --Steve Tamura, Developer


About the Instructors

James Shore is a prominent figure in the Agile software development community. He has been coaching teams in Agile development since 1999 and is a recipient of the Agile Alliance's prestigious Gordon Pask Award for Agile Excellence. James consults with development teams worldwide to help them meet commitments, improve product quality and increase productivity. He is co-author of The Art Of Agile Development.

Diana Larsen consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish. With more than fifteen years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana brings focus to the human side of organizations, teams and projects. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! and is current chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors.

Together, James and Diana provide the highest level of Agile understanding and expertise. They focus on practical experiences and deep understanding. You'll learn a great deal from them, and you'll have a good time doing it.

Our Philosophy

Diana and I share two core beliefs about training: we want to our students to have experiences, not lectures; and whenever possible, we want those to be real-world experiences rather than metaphors or simulations.

Part of the reason is that "textbook" answers tend to strip out the messy complexity that occurs when you put work into practice. In real-world planning, there's tension and pressure. Different people want different things. There's a fear about what will happen if you don't get everything done by a certain time. Existing interpersonal friction is magnified.

You'll never learn this stuff by hearing a lecture. Most instructors don't even mention it. (Sadly, some teach from books, not experience, and don't know that they don't know it.)

So we do it. Suddenly the stuff that seemed so easy when it was up on the board isn't as easy any more. Mistakes are made. And real learning happens.

Read the rest of James Shore's essay, "Come Drink from the Firehose."


Contact Information

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    Phone: 503-267-5490
    Fax: 503-223-1207

    Titanium I.T. LLC
    5704 NE 27th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97211
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