We have helped our clients:
  • Increase productivity by 25-75%
  • Reduce development costs by 50-60%
  • Accelerate time to market by 20-40%

SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.

David McMunn
Director of COE, Fannie Mae

Agile Scrum Boot Camp & Simulation

The Agile Scrum Boot Camp & Simulation will teach participants key Agile principles and Scrum practices and how to implement them into an existing or future software project as soon as they are back on the job. The training will cover common obstacles and how to avoid them, for example, recognizing problems in a sprint and handling situations where teams revert back to traditional approaches.

This course will also address how to successfully run a sprint at all stages of the process, from planning to retrospective. This course will help the participant’ organizations create high performing software delivery teams in a short amount of time.

Our course instructors are experienced Agile coaches, software project managers and software architects who have spent their time in the trenches. For this reason, the course is able to provide opportunities for a variety of participant questions answered directly from the instructor’s experience.  Examples include:

  • Interfacing project management and program management
  • Dispelling Agile myths and demonstrating how planning, metrics and testing are integral to a successful Agile Scrum implementation
  • Scaling Scrum teams and facilitating “Scrum of Scrums”
  • Handling problems with co-location

The course delivery models an Agile Scrum project and includes activities that further reinforce Agile methodologies and practices.  Daily Scrums, demonstrations and retrospectives are integrated regularly in the course activities throughout the 2 days.

Course Details


  • Developers
  • Business analysts
  • Architects
  • Quality teams
  • Project managers
  • Data base administrators
Day 1

Agile Fundamentals:

  • Agile principles and practices
  • Defining iterative and incremental development
  • Dispelling myths

Hands-On Activity

  • Conceptualize Agile

Scrum Practices

  • Defining Scrum,
    • Looking at the rhythm and cadence
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
    • Product Owner role
    • Scrum Master role
    • The team
  •  Scrum Artifacts
    • Product backlog, Sprint backlog, sequence of meetings and user stories
    • Defining the work
    • When is the work done

Hands-On Activity

  • Scrum practices: bringing it all together


    • Identifying and crafting effective user stories
    • The evolution of sprint requirements
    • Evolution of project requirements

Hands-On Activity

  • Crafting user stories: dealing with epics

Project Initiation

  • Getting started
  • Creating initial product backlog.

Estimation and Prioritization

  • Agile estimation
  • Variations of Agile estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Definition of “done”
  • Release planning

Hands-On Activity

  • Release planning: just enough
Day 2

Planning a Sprint:

  • Prioritization
  • Define sprint goals
  • Estimate size
  • Task identification

Hands-On Activity

  • Grooming user stories
  • Estimating with Planning Poker
  • Capacity adjustments
  • Deriving duration

Running a Sprint

  • Conducting daily Scrum
  • Managing sprint scope
  • Tracking progress
  • Recognizing problems
  • Producing a Burn Up Chart

Hands-On Activity

  • Simulating a Sprint
  • Creating a task board
  • Producing a Burn Down Chart
  • Dealing with uncertainty

Closing a Sprint

  • Conducting Sprint review / demonstration
  • Conducting Sprint retrospective
  • Reporting project status
  • Updating the backlog
  • Closing the sprint

Managing the Product Backlog and Release Plan

  • Controlling changes
  • Extracting actuals
  • Grooming the product backlog
  • Re-estimating plans

Wrap Up

  • Where do you go for here?

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